Tag Archives: hiking

Hanging Out with Grand Trunk and Enjoying the Klymit

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite things… Camping! We have two camping essentials that are going to knock your socks off and leave you wishing you could “head for the hills” right now. Sleep… What’s That? In a recent conversation with Mike Vause, sporting goods manager, he reminded me that sleep is an important aspect that is constantly overlooked when camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Mike said, “You may have to [fill in the blank].” You may have Continue reading →

We’re getting Cabin Fever… are you?

When I’m not at Smith & Edwards, taking photos is a huge hobby of mine. I’ve been in Utah for 6 years, and while I’ve loved wandering backroads for barn photos and along the river parkways for macros and mushrooms, I’ve never ventured up the trails for some stunning shots. Til now! I’ve got Cabin Fever and I bet you do, too. Come explore the hikes & trails of Weber county with me! Mike Vause has picked out some gear for me, and I want Continue reading →

Freeze-Dried Food Review: Try something new

Some of us don’t like change. I sometimes lean on tried and trusted gear for my outdoor adventures. I might be weird, but I like eating freeze-dried backpacking foods, especially the flavors from Mountain House. I have favorite flavors like Spaghetti, Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna, and Chili Mac. These meals always go with me on backpacking and hunting trips. This trip I wanted to try something new. (Totally out of character….just ask my wonderful wife). I went for Biscuits & Gravy, and Granola with Blueberries. Mike’s Continue reading →

Scout Camp, Fishing & Camping Checklist

It’s the right time of year for fishing, hiking, and camping. This time of year, we get a lot of people coming in and asking, “What gear do I need for…” Whether you’re hiking, camping, fishing, or even sending your Cub Scout off to camp for a couple days, this checklist has everything you need to make it a great adventure here in Utah or in the mountains or lakes of our neighboring states. If you’re camping or hiking, or sending a Scout to camp, Continue reading →

The Gear You Need for a Weekend Getaway

The spring is the perfect time to plan your hiking and camping, and you couldn’t ask for a better location than Utah. Take a week to enjoy the natural surroundings in comfort. Or, take off on a Friday afternoon and get away for a weekend with the family on your favorite hiking trails. Utah Hiking and Camping Spots Utah is rich with outdoor hiking opportunities. I love the Uinta mountains. The Desert Canyons of San Rafael Swell are also a good hike. Even our own Continue reading →