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63. Photo/Essay: Backpack #1-2015 GRANDADDY LOOP
60. Updated Photo/Essay: 2015 GEAR/SUPPLEMENTS section
It includes new REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES IN MY LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING STUFF!
59. Magazine article: FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE--Utah's Trout Wilderness
58. Photo/Essay: WEIRD OLD HOMELESS GUY or ECCENTRIC MILLIONAIRE?
56. YouTube Video Trip #3 to LAKE LORENA (no sound)
55. Trip #3 E. Fk. Bear River Trailhead to LAKE LORENA scroll down to it.
Topo map for above trip labeled as Trip #2
42. YouTube Video #14-Part 3: COMEBACK AT 78-therapy on the Y Mountain Trail, Eagle Pass and Slide Canyon
41. YouTube Video #13-Part 2: COMEBACK AT 78 -therapy on the Slate Canyon Trail
40. YouTube Video #12-Part 1: MAKING A COMEBACK AT 78--therapy on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail
26. Survival in the High Country --Seven photo/essays on the most crucial survival needs
25. Photo/essay..Discussion on Utah and World's Record Eastern brook trout
24. Photo/essay..2011 Season Backpacking Report and Topographical Route Maps
22. Photo/essay ..Trip #6 Explore Crow Basin--KSL Outdoors podcast
16. Memories from Hades Canyon and the Grandaddies by Kent Petersen
15 Why Have a Waterproof Camera - YouTube video
7. Photo/essay..Trip #5-2010 West Beaver Creek and Gilbert Lake/Peak.
6. Photo/essay..Trip #3-2010 Big Foot Country, Bear River, and the Tie Hacks
5. Photo/essay.. Trip #2-2010 Search for the Golden Trout--Echo, Joan and Gem Lakes and Tons of Color
4. Photo/essay..Trip #1-2010 The Grandaddy Basin and Energy Formula Confirmed
3. Photo/essay..How I Do a 3 Day Backpack
1. Photo/essay..Lightweight Backpacking and Gear
Backpacker Magazine publicity for Uinta Project
My effort to explore, photograph and share the wonderful High Uintas
Wilderness received a bit of publicity in the January 2010 issue of BACKPACKER MAGAZINE.
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· INTERESTING EMAIL FROM AN OLD FRIEND
Re: URGENT FOREST SERVICE INFO ON HADES CANYON, etc.
Cordell, Thanks for the fascinating info on Hades Canyon. I sent your email to brothers Charlie and Steve and son Wes. Wes and I got twelve inches of heavy snow dumped on us one night at we slept in our old "Jimmy" at Splash Dam. The spot is such an icon in all of our lives.
Not long after Charlie's mission during the early years that the Hades road was being built, Charlie and I planned a trip into the Granddaddy's thinking we had to hike Lightning Ridge. As we came up the North Fork in Charlie's VW Beetle he could see the cut being made up Hades. I remember how disappointed he was that the Granddaddy's would now be so easily accessible. We still had to hike from about a mile below the dam. We had a great trip. Camped at the cabin at Lodgepole, hiked East Granddaddy Mountain, slid down the snow fields, jammed in, Palisade, Lost, Pine Island, Fish Hatchery, Betsy, Granddaddy.
It started to rain hard and we ran to the cabin packed up and head for Hades Pass hoping to get there before dark and hike the trail to the car by moonlight. The rain got worse. The moon never came out. Charlie had a light colored poncho that I focused on and just kept stepping lightly. I remember to this day Charlie saying, "Put your feet down easy. We roll an ankle tonight and we're in trouble." I remember following the trail along Splash, crossing the stream below and following the CAT road to the VW. We were cold, wet, exhausted, and hungry. When we got to Defa's everything was closed up. Charlie pounded on the bar door until a light came on. The lady looked at us and said, "I ain't cooking nothing for you, but you can buy a Coke, some chips and a candy bar." It was a Hersheys. Deep feelings and memories.