Rob and I are off tomorrow for a backpacking journey in the Uintas. We haven't visited that part of Utah yet, although it houses not a few of Utah's highest peaks. We intend to summit King's Peak, which sits at 13,528 feet. Nope, it's not technical at all, just a long slog up from whatever valley we decide to start from. The snow should all be melted this time of year, and with the upcoming dry conditions there shouldn't be any new snow, or rain either. Hopefully with our warmest sleeping bags we should be snugged up happily at night. We're looking forward to the cool new scenery and to getting out on the hills again...been a while.
To change things up, we're going to be carrying our SPOT Tracker as we travel. So you can track us online at
This link is for all the Utah Pilots on the site, so to see me specifically you will need to click on my name, Dawn Westrum, to check the box and see my tracklog.
If you want to see who else is out there, http://xcfind.paraglide.us tracks pilots in the USA and all over the world. It's mostly for paragliding pilots looking to fly cross country, but SPOT trackers come in handy for all sorts of outdoor adventures!
September is a great month to get out into the outdoors...the bugs are gone, the temps are perfect, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, the nights aren't too cold, etc, etc. In other words, get outside and enjoy it. See you out there!