“Overlanding” (Car Camping) in Utah’s Canyon Country and Deserts

I used to be a backpacking snob.  I felt that backpackers that explore the wilderness walking around on their own two feet, carrying everything on their back were morally superior to folks who drove into the backcountry in a vehicle. However, after spending a fair amount of time in Utah’s deserts and canyons, I’ve become… Continue reading “Overlanding” (Car Camping) in Utah’s Canyon Country and Deserts

Lightweight Backpacking with Boy Scouts

Backpacking in Colorado's High Country

I have been a scoutmaster or assistant scoutmaster for 23 of the last 25 years.  I have been involved with boy scout troops in New York, Colorado, and Utah.  I’ve had inner-city scouts, suburban scouts, scouts from poor families, and scouts from wealthy families. Throughout all of my scouting experiences, I have learned that a… Continue reading Lightweight Backpacking with Boy Scouts