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Purple mushrooms, Hognose snakes and more.
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Budget Backpacking & Camping with my Dog in Tuscarora SF. Gear List: https://lighterpack.com/r/7tzpzb Use the link above for weights, descriptions, & product links for current pricing online using my live gear list on LighterPack.com For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/budget-backpacking-trip-camping-in-tuscarora-state-forest For this hiking and camping trip, we'll be using the exact gear seen on my previous 'Budget Backpacking Gear List - Go Camping for Under $250' video. https://youtu.be/BATobrOEK5Q Other backpacking topics discussed on this episode: Camping & backpacking with your dog. Keto backpacking food options (hiking on a ketogenic diet - low carb, high fat) Trailhead Parking - Hemlocks Natural Area Parking Lot, Tuscarora State Forest 40°15'18.7"N 77°38'02.8"W Trails Used: Patterson Run Trail Rim Trail Hemlock Trail Bushwack to legal campsite outside Hemlocks Natural Area Denali's Dog Backpacking Gear: Doggie Spleeping Bag by Pim at http://www.JustHanging.eu OutdoorMaster Bungee Dog Leash http://amzn.to/2lNuYMK One Tigris Dog Pack – Canvas Dog Backpack http://amzn.to/2tlodYN Fleece Dog Jacket http://amzn.to/2lPt8Lb Trail Buddy Treats – Freeze Dried Dog Treats for Hiking http://amzn.to/2Cl7HsA My Backpacking Gear: Printable version of gear list available on my website's Gear List Page in both PDF and CSV format (for spreadsheets) http://www.sintax77.com/gear-lists/ Backpack: 65L Backpack, Scandinavian Gear https://amzn.to/2H8gMID Shelter: Tarp, 8 x 10 https://amzn.to/2uQrfpp Tent Spike, Aluminum https://amzn.to/2IrYTUe Guylines w/ tensioners https://amzn.to/2GClFwm Sleep System: Sleeeping Bag, Animato 40 https://amzn.to/2GzfkO6 Ground Cloth, Tyvek 6' https://dutchwaregear.com/product/tyvek/ Sleeping Pad, Foam (lots of options out there for $7 to $15) https://amzn.to/2IubvKA Storage: Bear Bag Line (25' guyline leftover from tarp setup, and small carabiner) https://amzn.to/2EhrwkS Bear Bag - 13 gal trash bag Zip-lock Bag - Sandwich Zip-lock Bag - Gallon Cooking & Eating: Matches - Waterproof https://amzn.to/2q3neIB Cookpot, DIY https://youtu.be/OzWxP_b3dZM Paper Towel Squares Windscreen, DIY Aluminum Spoon - Plastic Fast Food Lighter, Disposible Water Treatment & Storage: Water Bottle - 1.5 Ltr, Disposable Katadyn BeFree Water Filter System https://amzn.to/2HgJmYo Tools: Compass, Brunton Classic https://amzn.to/2EhOoR3 Knife, Folding Pocket https://amzn.to/2GBs0Ih First Aid: First Aid Kit (Adhesive bandages, 1 gauze bandage, superglue, neosporin in straw tube, tealight wax candle, 6 doses benedryl, 10 doses ibuprofen, spare water bottle cap) Sunscreen - 30 SPF 10ml bottle https://dutchwaregear.com/product/eye... Fire Starter, DIY (dryer lint and wax, or cotton balls with vasoline) Bug Spray - 100% Deet Mini Bottle https://amzn.to/2GRfmnO Clothing (Packed, not worn. For spare, sleeping, rain): Frogg Toggs Ultralight Rain Jacket https://amzn.to/2Hg061J Underwear - Synthetic (1 Pair) Shorts Shirt, Long Sleeve -Lt Wgt Shirt, short sleeve Hat, Beanie - Lt Wgt Fleece Wool Socks - Lt Wgt (1 pair) Lighting: Headlamp, Olight H05 AAA https://amzn.to/2H8zD6g Toiletries: Toilet Paper Toiletry Kit Wet Wipes Hand Sanitizer Additional Budget Backpacking Gear Options discussed in previous gear video: Sleeping Pad Upgrade - Therm-A-rest Z-Lite https://amzn.to/2JvLnAn Low Cost Hiking / Trekking Poles https://amzn.to/2JnUnrq 2 Person Tent Options: Kelty Salida Venture 4.5 lbs https://amzn.to/2GBQkK8 Coleman Sundome half the cost, but 7.25 lbs https://amzn.to/2Iwunsw Hammock Options: Dutchware Half-Wit Hammock Body https://dutchwaregear.com/product/hal... Dutchware Chameleon Hammock System https://dutchwaregear.com/product/cha... Dutchware "Flippin the bird" hammock https://dutchwaregear.com/product/fli... Standard Nylon Tree Strap Suspension with Cinch Buckles (simple and works with all hammocks above) https://dutchwaregear.com/product/cin... DIY Reflectix Pot Cozy Materials: Reflectix Wrap https://amzn.to/2qeOAwg Reflectix Tape https://amzn.to/2qeOBjO Approximate Cost for Each System: Tarp Camping version $248 Kelty tent version $317 Hammock Version $352 Clothing Worn (not included in cost) Notch Classic Multi-Cam Operator Hat https://amzn.to/2J7xGXu EMS ConvertibleHiking Pants Gilden Synthetic T-Shirt Merrel Moab Venitlator Trail Runners https://amzn.to/2kcDAMG Want to help support the channel? The next time you're about to do some shopping, go through http://www.sintax77.com/Amazon (or bookmark it) & a portion of your session will help support the next trip ...at no additional cost to you! Want a free sticker? Send a SASE to my PO box: Sintax77 PO Box 8163 Wilmington, DE 19803 Gear samples may be sent to my PO Box as well. Business Inquiries: Sintax77.firstname.lastname@example.org
Locust Creek Tuscarora State Park June 13 2015
Free Camping Pillow https://tribe.outdoorvitals.com/sintax-free-pillow 5 days of Hiking, Camping & Backpacking in Southern Utah’s Zion National Park. For this adventure, I’ll be spending 5 days exploring Zion National Park with my friends Derrick, Dave, and Tayson from Outdoor Vitals and Randy from Outdoor.Detour https://www.instagram.com/outdoordetour/ We’ll be doing 3 different trips: A West Rim Backpacking Trip Exploring & hiking the Frontcountry Zion National Park area while car camping in Springdale, Utah. Backcountry camping on a top-down Narrows hike, ending at the Zion visitor center back in Springdale. Note: All backcountry camping in Zion requires a permit. For details, visit the Zion NPS website: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/backpackingpermits.htm For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/hiking-zion-national-park/ Disclosure: This post & video contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission for purchases made through my links. Cross reference, do your own research and make your own decisions, duh ;) Objective #1: Backcountry camp on Zion Canyon’s West Rim Trailhead Used: West Rim Trailhead, Near Lava Point Overlook. N37° 22.899′ W113° 01.370′ West Rim Itinerary, Day 1: Park at the West Rim Trailhead near Lava Point. This is a gravel lot with parking for a half dozen cars or so. It’s about a 40 minute drive from Springdale, Utah. The latter part of the drive is a dirt road, cars should be fine with a bit of care. Head south on the West Rim Trail Camp at West Rim campsite #4 N37° 17.144' W112° 59.030' West Rim Hike-In Mileage: 8 miles West Rim Hike-In Gross Elevation Gain: 1,073 West Rim Itinerary, Day 2: Backtrack north on the West Rim Trail Return to the trailhead lot near Lava Point. Ghost town pit-stop in Grafton, Utah Continue on to Springdale, Utah. Check into the Quality Inn campground in Springdale, within walking distance of the Zion visitor center and park entrance. https://www.zioncamp.com/locations/zion-national-park-lodging-quality-inn-springdale/ Have some tacos at the Whiptail Grill, right next door to the campground. Objective #2: Explore Zion National Park’s Frontcountry & Springdale, Utah. Zion Frontcountry / Springdale Itinerary. Day 1: Take the free Zion bus, or a short walk north to the Zion National Park entrance. Take the bus from the visitor center to Big Bend. From the Big Bend bus stop, take the trail south along the Virgin River to Weeping Rock. Road hike a bit along the Mount Carmel Highway. Hop a bus back to the Zion Visitor Center. Explore Springdale, eat some ice cream at the Zion Candy Company. Objective #3: Hike and Backcountry Camp the Narrows, from the Top Down. Trailhead: Chamberlain’s Ranch Trailhead (aka Zion Narrows Upper Trailhead) N37° 23.121′ W112° 50.339′ Note: This was an end-to-end hike that required us to park a second vehicle at the Zion visitor center in Springdale to use as a shuttle back to the starting point. Zion NP – The Narrows, Top-down Hike Itinerary, Day 1: Park at the Narrows Upper Trailhead. Head southwest on the trail, which is actually dirt road, for the first 3 miles. Continue to follow the trail along the Virgin River, through the Narrows. This trail is very easy to follow, as it is literally the river. A majority of the time is spent walking in the river bed in ankle deep to knee deep water depending on conditions, depending on current water-flow conditions. Note for reference: The ccf reading during our trip was roughly 40 CCF. Anything under 50 ccf is considered ideal. Above 100 cfs, conditions can be difficult and hazardous. At 130 ccf, top-down narrows hikes will be closed. At 150 ccf, bottom up Narrows hikes will be closed. During a flash flood, flows can exceed 1000 cfs. Setup camp at the Narrows campsite #12. N37° 19.982' W112° 57.373' Narrows Day 1 Hiking Time: 7 Hours Zion NP – The Narrows, Top-down Hike Itinerary, Day 2: Break camp & continue south along the Virgin River. Exit the trail & catch a bus at the Temple of Sinawava shuttle stop. Return to the Zion Visitor Center Drive to retrieve starting vehicle Narrows Day 2 Hiking Time: 4 Hours Notable Gear Seen: Outdoor Vitals Rhyolite Backpack, 60L https://amzn.to/2puySfz Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Hammock w/ Whoopie Sling Suspension https://amzn.to/2DhNY1Y Outdoor Vitals 30° Underquilt http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Outdoor Vitals 30° Topquilt http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Outdoor Vitals Pillow https://amzn.to/2pqZs9K Outdoor Vitals Tarp https://amzn.to/2DfK7SY Outdoor Vitals Hammock Bugnet https://amzn.to/2Nr6OIK Outdoor Vitals Dominion 2.5p Tent https://amzn.to/2DloDUO Outdoor Vitals 1p Tent http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Outdoor Vitals Sleeping pad, un-insulated https://amzn.to/2xDzEL8 Outdoor Vitals Sleeping pad, insulated http://bit.ly/2xtLKaf Outdoor Vitals Aerie Underquilt / Sleeping Bag https://amzn.to/2ptJlrQ Garmin In Reach https://amzn.to/2xCPhCF Spot Messenger https://amzn.to/2NvExAL