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Lost Canyon Camp

This weekend was probably the coldest overnight temperatures I have backpacked in, but the daytime temps were very nice in the The Needles. All the creeks were flowing and water was plentiful. Stay tuned for the full trip report!

Lost Canyon Camp

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Gearing Up for Bikepacking

For the past couple of years Diane and I have wanted to try our hand at bikepacking, but so far we have not followed through. We had originally planned to go on our first bikepacking trip this weekend, but with all the wet weather and the fact that we are still trying to figure out the bags on our bikes, we are going to have to reschedule for a later date. Hopefully still sometime this year, but the calendar is filling up fast!

We are still going to go on a local a bike ride this morning, so I snapped a photo of the bags on my bike before I removed some of them again. They are all currently empty, which is why they look like they they are hanging strange.

Initial Bikepacking Fitting

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Favorite Albums of 2019

If you have followed along with this microBLOG over the past couple of years you might have noticed that I try to attend a lot of concerts throughout the year. Well, besides spending much of my free time exploring the Colorado Plateau and Rocky Mountains, music is also an important part of my life. Last year I decided to keep a continually updated list of my favorite albums that are released during the year instead of making one post at the very end of the year. I think it worked out pretty well, so I’m going to do it again this year with this post. I will continue to update this post throughout the rest of the year when I come across an album I love and then will bump it back up to the top at the end of the year when the list is complete. If you are into hard rock and heavy metal music at all, you might want to check out some of these bands and albums!

You can check out my favorite albums from previous years by following these links:

 [2018]  [2017]  [2016]  [2015]  [2014]

One side note about the list this year is that I am including Palisades latest album which technically came out at the very end of 2018 (December 28th to be exact). That’s because it came out too late in the year to make my 2018 list (I needed time to actually listen to it for a bit), but it definitely deserves to be on my favorites list!


>> Palisades // Erase The Pain


>> Afterlife // Breaking Point


>> Outline In Color


>> Deadships // D.O.A.


>> Demon Hunter // War


>> While She Sleeps // So What?


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