New trip report is up on the blog. Backpacking 'Pleasant Pocket Mesa' in Capitol Reef. (Link in Profile) 📷:@wickertjess . . . . . #getoutdoors #trailtime #trailchat #keepitwild #outdoorlife #neverstopexploring #recoutletadventures #theadventureproject #hikrlife #optoutside #wildernessculture #capitolreef #beehivetraverse #utahisrad #werutah #beutahful #lifeelevated #utahunique #backpacking #backpackutah
Who else is a fan of creeks cascading over green mossy rocks?
Just when we didn't think we'd get much color during sunset last weekend, this happened.
Evening hike with the family tonight.
The MYOG/DIY bug has bit me hard again. After making a smaller Dyneema roll-top bag capable of carrying 1 to 2 nights of food with a DIY kit from @ripstopbytheroll, I just sewed this somewhat larger roll-top food bag for backpacking. This time I used some basic ripstop nylon, velcro, grosgrain, parachute buckles, and of course Gutermann thread, all from @joann_stores. Like other bags out there, I made a little loop on one side to hang a carabiner on for bear hangs. It only weighs 1.1 ounces and I estimate the volume to be somewhere between 9 to 10 liters and should comfortably accommodate up to 3 to 4 nights worth of food, maybe more with everything efficiently repackaged. It came out perfectly sized to accommodate the odor barrier bags I like to use as liners too. I may apply some seam sealer to make it waterproof, but otherwise the liners I use should do a good job of that already. I may consider making another with more DCF material from @ripstopbytheroll in the future after getting good practice with this one. In the mean time, I think I'll make good use of this one for now and see how it holds out. #diy #myog
Funny how dandelions can make a lawn so ugly, but make a mountain meadow so, so beautiful.
Gazing out at new horizons. 📷: @_danecoles
Been a busy couple days with this kid's birthday yesterday and America's birthday today. Lots to celebrate this time of year.
Already enjoyed a firework show in the sky over the weekend. Happy 4th everyone!