Monday, May 23, 2011

Backpacking in Cedar Mesa Utah

A couple pictures from a recent trip in the Cedar Mesa area of Utah. Beautiful country, and we didn't see another person for four days. Plenty of durable surfaces for travel and camping. But we were constantly surrounded by cryptobiotic soils, so had to watch where we walked when traveling between canyons. We were faced with many unique concerns in order to minimize our impacts when traveling in canyon country.

Great friends with Jacob's Chair in the background.

Sometimes the "trail" was a little narrow.

The area is full of artifacts and ruins. Do you know your Leave No Trace for Heritage Areas?

We couldn't have made a more perfect campsite. Flat rock scores high on the durability index, while also providing a great night of sleep.

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