- Apr 15, 2021
Hi there, I am a 55+ woman living in Northern Utah who is planning a 100 mile multi-day hike for August 2021 with my husband along a section of the Great Western Trail. Sadly, the GWT site is shut down with no ETA for resurrection. So, it's been a struggle gathering info on the Utah sections of the GWT. I found a lovely thread on this forum by @Cody who posted several years back discussing his GWT hikes - along with great photos. I'm signing up for an account here so that I can connect with those who have hiked it, and gather more intel! I also look forward to getting any tips, trips and advice in general for backpacking and backcountry camping. My husband and I are avid day hikers and like to car-camp. But, we have never attempted a long backpacking adventure where we carry all of our gear for multiple days/nights, and set up camp in the wilderness. We dream of completing a thru-hike someday, such as the PCT [definitely a post-retirement adventure]. Until then, we are starting with overnights and section hikes. Thanks for letting me join!