I drove into Utah early this morning for a little day trip and was able to watch warm morning light on the San Rafael Reef as I started my hike.
I’ve been posting my top 20 photos from the past decade (2010-2019) on Instagram over the past two weeks, so I thought I would put together a gallery of the photos to share here as well!
It’s the last day of the year, so I think now is a good time to look back and choose my ten favorite trip reports from 2019. As usual, we went on a lot of great trips this year so it was difficult to choose only a few, but these ten trip reports below really stood out the most from all the rest. Click on the title to see the full trip report and enjoy!
This was an amazing weekend spent exploring the Paria Plateau back in January with a spectacular sunrise that I still haven’t forgotten about!
Although the concert we were going to in Las Vegas was cancelled, we had a great time exploring the Mojave Desert instead.
This year on our annual spring backpacking trip we found some really great rock art and ruins in Canyonlands National Park.
We were happy to finally make it to Keet Seel this year and it was a really good time!
This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time and this year I was finally able to catch some water though the Chute of Muddy Creek, and it was spectacular!
Since I am positive that I am now done camping for the remainder of the year after spending this past weekend in a yurt at Goblin Valley, I’ll go ahead and post up my total nights spent camping in 2019. While I didn’t beat my total nights from last year, I did tie that number which is just as good! We had a great year in 2019 and I am looking forward to keeping things going in 2020 and the new decade!
Photos from many of our campsites can be found here: Campsites of 2019
You can check out my previous years at the links below:
Total Bag Nights: 80
|January 18 – 21|||||Squaw Flat|||||3 Nights|
|January 24 – 27|||||Paria Plateau|||||3 Nights|
|March 14 – 17|||||The Needles|||||3 Nights|
|March 22 – 24|||||The Needles|||||2 Nights|
|April 5 – 6|||||Flat Top|||||1 Night|
|April 10 – 14|||||Salt Creek Canyon|||||4 Nights|
|April 19 – 21|||||Bears Ears|||||2 Nights|
|April 24 – 25|||||Sand Island|||||1 Night|
|May 3 – 5|||||Dinosaurland|||||2 Nights|
|May 10 – 13|||||San Juan River|||||3 Nights|
|May 18 – 19|||||Big Dominguez Canyon|||||1 Night|
|May 24 – 26|||||Cedar Mesa|||||2 Nights|
|May 30 – June 2|||||Navajo National Monument|||||3 Nights|
|June 7 – 8|||||Hondu Country|||||1 Night|
|June 14 – 16|||||Dolores River|||||2 Nights|
|June 21 – 23|||||Buckhorn Wash & Price River|||||2 Nights|
|June 28 – 30|||||Fantasy Canyon & White River|||||2 Nights|
|July 3 – 4|||||Dominguez Rim|||||1 Night|
|July 5 – 6|||||Miners Basin|||||1 Night|
|July 13 – 14|||||Crater Lake|||||1 Night|
|July 19 – 21|||||West Mancos River|||||2 Nights|
|July 21 – 22|||||Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower|||||1 Night|
|July 26 – 27|||||Spring Creek Pass|||||1 Night|
|July 27 – 28|||||Middle Cottonwood Creek|||||1 Night|
|August 2 – 3|||||Corkscrew Pass|||||1 Night|
|August 10 – 11|||||Frenchman Creek|||||1 Night|
|August 21 – 24|||||Wind Rivers|||||3 Nights|
|Aug 30 – Sept 1|||||Beartown & West Ute Lake|||||2 Nights|
|September 6 – 8|||||Peru Creek & Soda Creek|||||2 Nights|
|September 8 – 9|||||Longs Peak Campground|||||1 Night|
|September 13 – 14|||||Ingram Basin|||||1 Night|
|September 21 – 22|||||Fancy Lake|||||1 Night|
|September 27 – 29|||||Big Spencer Flat|||||2 Nights|
|September 29 – 30|||||Escalante River|||||1 Night|
|Sept 30 – Oct 2|||||McGath Point Bench|||||2 Nights|
|October 2 – 3|||||Wolverine Loop|||||1 Night|
|October 3 – 4|||||Horse Canyon|||||1 Night|
|October 4 – 5|||||Holt Draw|||||1 Night|
|October 24 – 26|||||Havasu Canyon|||||2 Nights|
|November 2 – 3|||||Whitbeck Rock|||||1 Night|
|November 8 – 11|||||Muddy Creek & Chimney Canyon|||||3 Nights|
|November 15 – 17|||||Range Creek Canyon|||||2 Nights|
|November 22 – 24|||||Big Flat|||||2 Nights|
|December 6 – 7|||||Whitbeck Rock|||||1 Night|
|December 13 – 15|||||Labyrinth & Big Flat|||||2 Nights|
|December 27 – 29|||||Goblin Valley Yurt|||||2 Nights|