After a slightly disastrous yesterday in the Uintas, the whole hiking crew decided to alter trip plans once again. We were going to start the hike out and camp at a lake off a side trail. It was three miles from our current location at Four Lakes Basin to the destination, Wilder Lake. What could go wrong?
What can happen when you throw six internet friends on a backpacking trip prior to the biggest outdoor tradeshow of the year? A lot apparently. #UintasHike16 was born as a pre-show gear testing and hang out opportunity to experience the Utah backcountry. 40+ miles through the Wasatch over three days was going to be an adventure.
It’s that time of year again… Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016 is just around the corner. With one hectic summer show with too many meetings under my belt, I’m basically a veteran or something, right? These are my tips for making sure you survive your first Outdoor Retailer and keeping your sanity too.
After a long day of hiking in Lone Peak Wilderness, my friend and I attempted to wake up early to explore elsewhere near Salt Lake City. Unfortunately we were a bit more exhausted than not and ended up sleeping through all our alarms. Instead of having a crazy hiking day, we decided to take a long drive into Diamond Fork Canyon to find Fifth Water Hot Springs.
The best thing about Salt Lake City is ALL THE EPIC things available within an hour’s driving distance. Hiking, climbing, camping, 11,000’ peaks, you name it, it’s there. I called up Jena to see if she wanted to tackle Lone Peak with me and at 6:30am on a Saturday morning, we set off on the Cherry Canyon Logging Trail.