Category: Backpacking

Backpacking Buckskin Gulch from Wire Pass to White House

Buckskin Gulch is easily among my top 3 favorite hikes in all of Utah. Located in the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument near the Utah/Arizona border, Buckskin Gulch is widely considered to be the “longest slot canyon in the world.” After…

Klymit Luxe Pillow review

Pillows are the most uncomfortable bit of camping gear, in my opinion. Backpacking camp pillows generally are too small, and the inflatable types make your head slide off. Others just don’t have enough support and give me a kink in…

Backpacking 101: What to put in your pack

You just purchased a sweet new pack from your local outdoor shop; you have a four day weekend ahead of you, and you know exactly where you want to spend it. But what do you fill your backpack with? Which…

Thule Versant 70L backpacking pack review

Backpacking season is here in the desert, and the mountains will be without snow in a few short months. Time to shop for a new backpacking pack! I’ve been using an old pack since the early 2000’s and it has…