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My Ten Favorite Trip Reports of 2019

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!

If you are interested in checking out my favorite trip reports from previous years, you can find those here:  [2018]  [2017]  [2016]  [2015]  [2014]  [2013]  [2012]  [2011]


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!


Jackson and I went on a nice easy float of the White River through the Uinta Basin this spring and pretty much had the place to ourselves. This is a trip I would like to repeat, but maybe next time a little earlier in the season.


This was my first 14er hike of the year and the atmospheric conditions were very nice this morning. I even saw another Brocken Spectre!


We ended up cutting this trip into the Wind Rivers a day short, but the views from our campsite in the Cirque of the Towers were awe-inspiring.


This was another hike that’s been on my list for years that did not disappoint! Little Death Hollow is certainly one of the nicest slot canyons I’ve ever hiked through.


We had to endure a couple really cold nights on this backpacking trip into the Muddy Creek Wilderness, but the scenery in the Music of Chimney Canyon was well worth it!


I’m adding this one last bonus trip from spending the first sunset of 2019 at Delicate Arch since we had the place to ourselves which is very rare these days and was a memorable experience.