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    But that means the last person would need to walk...

    But that means the last person would need to walk down?

    I "started" rappelling as I want to be able to hike more slot canyons. I'd rather not need to rappel at all so it is really a means to an...
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    I did look into a Sat Messager. Yearly was...

    I did look into a Sat Messager. Yearly was expensive. Monthly was more expensive each month but since I'd only use it for 4 months out of the year, it was about $20 less.Still, it is expensive. I did...
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    I actually go the idea around 6pm the evening...

    I actually go the idea around 6pm the evening before. But as I lifted that front tire... well, it was holding the truck in place. Plus, I was in front of the truck. It got dark and I thought I better...
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    Black Dragon Wash - San Rafael Swell, UT

    Hiked Goblin's Lair a few months ago and thought I'd come back via Black Dragon Wash off I-70 near Green River the following day. Turned out to be a two day drive...

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    But that also means that either the last rappel...

    But that also means that either the last rappel was done with the rope through the webbing or the person climbed back up, retrieved the carabiner or quick link and then walked back down.
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    Met up with a friend and headed out to Red...

    Met up with a friend and headed out to Red Ledges. We hiked up to a spot that I've seen many people rappel from (I think just 20' or so north of the parking lot and really close to the road). There...
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    I stopped by there this past weekend (4/4/20) and...

    I stopped by there this past weekend (4/4/20) and it was all clear of snow and it was great weather. However, an emergency helicoptor zoomed in and landed. An ambulance also showed up and took a...
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    Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley State Park

    Location: Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley State Park
    Date: 2/16/2020

    Background: I had tried this hike before but went the wrong way and never found the opening. Licking my wounds, I head back out...
  9. In general, that I'm not superman and have my...

    In general, that I'm not superman and have my limitations. That remaining positive is a life saver. Since then I've learned how ways to get out of a keeper hole and how to plan for them. I've also...
  10. Zero G Slot Canyon - San Rafael Swell, UT (video)

    A while ago I hiked Zero Gravity (Zero-G) near Goblin Valley State Park. I was alone, not as prepared as I should have been and it was chilly. I was in over my head. Worse parts were a keeper hole...
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    Thanks to all. I think this coming week I'll be...

    Thanks to all. I think this coming week I'll be heading down to the Swell so I might just stop by and check out Red Ledges on the way.
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    Red Ledges - Spanish Fork, UT

    I wanted to do some repelling at Red Ledges near Spanish Fork, UT off Diamond Fork Rd. Anyone know how the snow might be in this area right now? Suggest waiting? Thanks.
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    Zero Gravity Slot Canyon - Questions

    I thought this was the best forum to post this but I also know I might catch some flack as I'm not a canyoneer and I was out of my safe zone with this slot. My question is about the very last part of...
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    Thanks for the reply. Sorry I did not see it...

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry I did not see it until now, notification did not come through. I drove about 10 miles north of where I was before and was able to get in. Only problem... this put me about...
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    Forgotten Canyon / Secret Mesa Canyon

    Anyone ever hike this "slot" canyon? It is just west of Moore, UT. it is about 20 miles west of Moore, down RT 803. It is a part of Eagle Canyon with Eagle being just south, near I-70.

    I attempted...
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    Locomotive Point - Video

    Just wanted to share a video of a recent trip to Locomotive Point in the San Rafael Swell area of Utah. It's near Green River a couple of miles off I-70. Great area for car camping and easy to get...
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    [Album] Canyonlands, Mineral Bottom and Potash Mines

    Took a 3 day trip to the Canyonlands National Park area, Moab and Monument Valley. Here is day 1:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpxKNmDJxnw
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    Rocks? If you are smart and quick you can sneak a...

    Rocks? If you are smart and quick you can sneak a couple of beers in your buddies pack. Only problem is, unless you get them back quick at camp, you buddy will keep them based on the "if you packed...
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    How do you know when you are taking too much...

    How do you know when you are taking too much stuff backpacking? When you need a list. :haha:

    I can understand some people might want to write up a list. Certainly one person's list won't fit...
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    A lot of choices out there meeting your...

    A lot of choices out there meeting your requirments. I think pretty much any inflatable pad with 1 1/2" or more loft is going to keep you off the hard ground. After that, it's weight and insulation...
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    Local Backpack Hike in SLC

    Looknig for a trail to go backpacking over night in the SLC area (not down south). As I understand, things below 7500 feet should be snow free. Just to be more interesting... I'd rather not do a uber...
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    Last year I switched to taking freeze dried...

    Last year I switched to taking freeze dried meals. Very easy and convenient... just add hot water to the bag and wait. But I find that at altitude I loose much of my appetite. Those meals are usually...
  23. Thread: Camp Games

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    Games with several kids? The silence game......

    Games with several kids? The silence game... first one to talk loses.
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    I've switched from a light weight tent to a...

    I've switched from a light weight tent to a silicon impregnated tarp. I'll take the tarp every time as long as the weather does not look to bad and if the mosquitoes are not out. After you sleep...
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    I switched from a mummy bag to an Big Agnes Lost...

    I switched from a mummy bag to an Big Agnes Lost Ranger as it was a combo rectangular/mummy (mostly rectangular). It did add a little weight as it should due to it being wider but it was not a lot....
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