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Nice . ....
Look into from Kanab Creek (jump-off th) along the Colorado to deer Creek or thunder river.... Hiking this part of the Colorado is great...Kanab Creek really nice as well
+1. And if you can incorperate (probably best as exit) Scotty’s Hollow, the lower part is a couple of the most fun and beautiful miles I’ve ever walked.

Edit: the (giant and awesome) trip I did down there a few years ago (with ropes and packrafts) was 150 mile-Matkat-Olo-Kanab-Jumpup-Indian Hollow-Deer Creek-Colorado-Kanab-Scottys. TR and pics Part 1 and Part 2

My plans for 2019 are:
-More of what I’ve been doing the last couple years, which is mostly Navajo Nation stuff.
-an Escalante packraft loop I’ve been eying
-Some parts of Wilson/Grey Mesa that I couldnt’ get to last time I was in the area
-some Glen Canyon exploring with the fam on the boat I bought last fall (‘74 16’ Starcraft)
 
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I have some of the same goals as last year as well as some new ones. Hopefully I get time to complete all of them.

- Snowshoe around Cedar Breaks.
- Go do the mountain biking trails at Dead Horse Point Sate Park.
- Spend some more time backpacking in Capitol Reef.
- Go canyoneering. I had big expectations last year to do a bunch of canyoneering but it never worked out.
- Go out for a weekend of exploring the San Rafael Swell
- Try to hike Mt. Nebo and later Notch Peak.
- Camp at least one night per month. This one I have tried to do for several years and I have yet to accomplish it. I hope I can get motivated this year for it.
- Do other backpacking trips.
- If I get lot's of extra time I would also like to do some canoeing on the Green River
 
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Beyond my solo Utah trip this spring, I’m trying to get myself out of my comfort zone and up to Glacier and Banff. I’m not a big mountain hiker, but my wife wants to go and our long term goal is to hit as my National Parks as we can, so it will be interesting to try and backpack a few days in someplace I’m entirely unfamiliar with.
Also, I need more backpacking friends. Everyone wants to go until it’s time to go. So if anyone finds themselves around Red River Gorge in Kentucky, I’m in!
 
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@Bob @Brendan S Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up the Grand Canyoneering book last year, and have quite a few things bookmarked. It definitely renewed my interest in exploring that area. At some point I should look into a packraft to open up more options.
 

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My 2019 bucket list
Canyonlands Maze District...4WD to Doll House
Canyonlands hike the full Salt Creek trail
Summit Mt. Timpanogos via Aspen Grove TH
Sawtooths loop to hit up Hell Roaring Spring, Imogene, and Cramer Lakes
Eagle Cap Wilderness, return to location of my first backpacking trip (1988)
Seven Devils loop
Uintas: Buck Pasture, Dead Horse Lake, Rock Creek Basin and Four Lakes Basin
And maybe throw in a river trip on the Snake River by Jackson (Hoback)
 
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Beyond my solo Utah trip this spring, I’m trying to get myself out of my comfort zone and up to Glacier and Banff. I’m not a big mountain hiker, but my wife wants to go and our long term goal is to hit as my National Parks as we can, so it will be interesting to try and backpack a few days in someplace I’m entirely unfamiliar with.
Also, I need more backpacking friends. Everyone wants to go until it’s time to go. So if anyone finds themselves around Red River Gorge in Kentucky, I’m in!
My wife says I need friends in general, but outdoor friends would probably work also :)
One of my goals this year is to hike at least once each month in RRG, maybe we can meet up. I don't like backpacking in the gorge, but if you are camping maybe we could meet up for a dayhike.
 
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Thru-hikes:
Route-In-Between (my own route thru AZ/UT/ID, including the Arizona Trail and most of the Idaho Centennial Trail)

Shorter long-distance trails:
San Diego Trans-County Trail
Ozark Highlands Trail
Ouachita Trail

Short backpacking trips:
Aravaipa Canyon
Big Bend National Park

Other goals:
See a bear (not happening, but I'm putting it on my to-do list every year until it does happen)
Hit 200 nights in the Bag Night Challenge
Get at least one Bag Night every month of the year


The Back Burner:
Benton MacKaye Trail
Finally start backcountry nordic touring
Hike in the La Sals
30 hours of straight meditation (just sit, don't move anywhere) while wrapped in bacon, in the spring when the snows are melting in the NorthEastern Windrivers you.will.see.a.bear. :O
 

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My goals are tentative. Last year I was unemployed for seven months, and just when I got a new job I headed to Yellowstone. At the end of that trip my right leg started to hurt something fierce. The diagnosis was arthritis and I am having to adjust. Thus I set my goals, but am giving myself a great deal of leeway as I may find them beyond me. They are, just the same, something to shoot for, even if I can't really make it.

Three days by Jeep on White Rim
Hike 125 miles total for the season
Hike to Chesler Park
Hike to Paul Bunyan's Potty
Visit Hovenweep
Several short weekend trips to parks and forests throughout Wisconsin for summer camping

I am afraid that much more is beyond me since I haven't yet earned enough PTO to travel much, and will likely have to have surgery in October.
 
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No set goals. Maybe should though. More day hikes. Spend some time in the Sawtooths. Just do more than than last year which won’t take much


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After having a blast in Nepal last year we're hoping to go back to the Himalayas for a trek with friends in Leh, India.

Also would like to pull off a canoe trip down the Yukon River from Lake Laberge to Carmacks.
 

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Also would like to pull off a canoe trip down the Yukon River from Lake Laberge to Carmacks.
I've been dreaming of that trip for about 10 years now, maybe when my kids are a bit older. If you manage to do it, please post a trip report
 

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Summit Mt. Timpanogos via Aspen Grove TH
Sawtooths
Eagle Cap Wilderness, return to location of my first backpacking trip (1988)
Uintas: Four Lakes Basin
All on my bucket list! Gonna hit some of those this summer! Eagle Cap would be amazing!
 
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I had a blast in 2018! Hoping to keep the same pace...

2019 Goals
  1. A two week trip with my mom to Glacier, Banff and Jasper in August. This will be a car camp trip, limited hiking, mostly sightseeing by car. I would like to get one good solo day hike in at each place after I find a suitable spot for mom to enjoy nature and a good book.
  2. Backpack Buckskin Gulch in May
  3. Start knocking out sections of the CDT by bike. I plan on riding various sections in 3-4 days as an out and back or shuttle set ups if I have willing companions. I would love nothing more than to do the entire route from Banff to Antelope Wells uninterrupted and someday I just might, realistically I don't see that happening anytime soon.
  4. Fitz-Barn bikepack race only goal here is to complete the race with out getting lost.
  5. Bikepack Rainbow Rim.. love that trail.
  6. Bikepack Big Holes the end of May with the Fitzgerald Crew.
  7. SKI as many Sundays as I can between now and the end of the ski season. Throw a few Mondays in for good measure.
  8. At least one good Kayak camp trip. No clue where that will happen yet... wait and see what my Idaho friends cook up and tag along.
  9. Hike a few of these trails around Ogden.
  10. Of course ride my mountain bike as much as possible on old favorite trails and explore new trails. Maybe actually hit 1000 miles this year.
  11. Sweaty Yeti Fatbike Race in February.
  12. Maybe the 25 hours of Frog Hollow again. I still haven't hit my goal on that race.
 

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