- Dec 11, 2013
I would love too, but I have a ways to go before I am ready for the over night trips. I have done some 15 mile hikes in Southern Utah but I don't have the equipment yet for backpacking. However watching all these trip reports is ferting me exxited to try it out sometime this year.Thanks. We love GBNP. We're heading back again in June. Depending on what you're looking for, and your camping/hiking style, you might be able to join us.
No, you're right. Nevada is pretty much nothing but plain old boring desert. Well, except for valley of fire, tahoe, and great basin.With the exception of Valley of Fire and the Lake Tahoe area, I always thought of Nevada as nothing but plain old boring desert.
Zero bears in GBNP, which is AWESOME. I don't have anything against bears, I think they're cool, but I also think it's cool to leave the bear canisters at home.aI also remember reading something somewhere that the bulk of Nevada, at least eastern Nevada had no bears. Is this true for GBNP?
Agreed. I don't mind having to take the extra precautions against foraging bears when I know I'm intruding on their turf but it's a great luxury when you can keep your food closer to camp with the need to only protect food from smaller critters which can usually be done just by storing it in an OP bag.Zero bears in GBNP, which is AWESOME. I don't have anything against bears, I think they're cool, but I also think it's cool to leave the bear canisters at home.
Noted. I'll google it. I was going to say, there's lots of great options right out of the valley here for short and scenic backpacking trips. I took my wife up Rock Canyon here in Provo as a first trip for her not long after we were married. Looks like Steve may have just PM'd you what I'm guessing to be his nearby secret spot. But hey, if you can make it out to a place like GBNP, awesome!Will, check out the Ruby Mountains. Another surprising paradise to be found in Nevada. But I agree, with a few surprises Nevada is pretty empty.
I've been trying to find a good spot to take my wife on her first short backpacking trip in June, I think GBNP might fit the bill nicely.
That's what I am thinking, I doubt you would find many if any people there as well. I want to get out there eventually but it probably won't happen this year.Ruby Mountains look absolutely spectacular, and, like Great Basin, should be accessible by the end of June. Nice for the time when the Uintas, Winds, etc still locked in snow, and canyon country is too hot.
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