Evans Outdoor Adventures
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015
Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness:  Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015

Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: Minam and Mirror Lakes Backpack, July 2015

Exceptional backpacking loop to several high mountain lakes and over a mountain pass in Oregon’s stunning Eagle Cap Wilderness. Distance: 21 miles round trip (including side trip to Moccasin Lake) Type: loop backpack Difficulty: moderate with 3,160′ elevation gain Best…

Fire on the Mountain: Idaho’s Grave Peak Lookout, Aug 2010
Fire on the Mountain: Idaho’s Grave Peak Lookout, Aug 2010

Fire on the Mountain: Idaho’s Grave Peak Lookout, Aug 2010

Climb to a rare D-6 lookout along the ID-MT border with spectacular views of the Bitterroot Divide Distance: 9.0 miles Type: out and back Difficulty: moderately difficult with 3,080′ total elevation gain Best season: July – September Bud Moore’s book…

Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park: Cohab & Frying Pan Trails to Cassidy Arch, Oct 2013
Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park: Cohab & Frying Pan Trails to Cassidy Arch, Oct 2013

Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park: Cohab & Frying Pan Trails to Cassidy Arch, Oct 2013

Stunning views and an outlaw arch along the Cohab & Frying Pan Trails in Capitol Reef National Park Distance: 9.0 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 2,000′ elevation gain Best season: spring and fall Note: much…

Stormy Day in Utah: Museums, Ruins, and Rock Art, Oct 2013
Stormy Day in Utah: Museums, Ruins, and Rock Art, Oct 2013

Stormy Day in Utah: Museums, Ruins, and Rock Art, Oct 2013

Our “hiking around the government shutdown” vacation had been going wonderfully.  We had enjoyed near perfect weather for five days of hiking (see previous posts).  Then, on the sixth day, we awoke to the loudest and longest rumble of thunder…

SW Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: Sand Canyon Trail, Oct 2013
SW Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: Sand Canyon Trail, Oct 2013

SW Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: Sand Canyon Trail, Oct 2013

Scenic trail to numerous Anasazi ruins dating back to the 1200s Distance: 7.75 miles round trip Type: loop Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring and fall   Despite all the obstacles we’d encountered while planning our fall 2013 vacation (see previous posts),…

SE Utah’s Cedar Mesa: Fallen Roof & Citadel Ruins, Oct 2013
SE Utah’s Cedar Mesa: Fallen Roof & Citadel Ruins, Oct 2013

SE Utah’s Cedar Mesa: Fallen Roof & Citadel Ruins, Oct 2013

Hikes to two uniquely stunning ruins on Utah’s Cedar Mesa Distance: 2.5 miles round trip to Fallen Roof Ruins, 5.7 miles to Citadel Ruins (about 1.5 miles of that was road walking) Type: both out and back Difficulty: exposed slickrock…

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