Utah Adventure – The Details

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dessert-campfireIt occured to me that you might want to know more about the details of this trip. The contents of my hiking pack, and daypack, and what other gear I brought with me. This will be a sort of behind the scenes look, and everything that went into this adventure.

The Goal:
Primarily to explore sites in Utah with petroglyphs or pictographs, and secondary goals include exploring any indian ruins of significant size along the route or within reason.

I mentioned that I used a trail guide, so here are the trail guides that I bought and/or used for this trip. Each of these are available in my Amazon store, so please help fund future adventures by using these links to purchase.

20160511_193358Trail Guides:

  1. Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
  2. Utah Trails Central Region (*)
  3. The Best Moab and Arches National Park Hikes (*)

(*) Most helpful in finding petroglyph sites


  1. MyTopo.com
  2. TrimbleOutdoors GPS App (Android, iPhone)col

Park Brocures:

Comb Ridge Map– This was the primary map I used to check out all the sites along Comb Ridge on CR 262, which is actually in Butler Wash.

The following lists describe the gear that I used. I know a lot of this was overkill, but I was planning on a single 15 mile hike, and what I actually did was a series of day hikes, with a pretty good hike on the last day.

20160511_193528 EDC:

  1. Morakniv Bushcraft Knife Survival Blaze Orange
  2. Leatherman Sidekick
  3. Gerber Dime
  4. Bic Lighter
  5. Ceramic/Ferro Necklace
  6. Nat Geo Buff
  7. Real Deal Hat
  8. Columbia Bonehead Outdoor Shirt
  9. Oboz Hiking Shoes (discontinued)

20160511_193823Hiking Pack:

  1. Kelty Redwing 50 pack
  2. Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 man Tent
  3. Snugpack Jungle Blanket Coyote Tan
  4. Solo Stove (Bio Fuel)
  5. Olicamp Micro Stove with fuel can
  6. Klymit Inertia X-Wave ultralight air pad
  7. Convector Wind Shield Red
  8. Mors Kohanski BushPot with bail, handles, and lid
  9. Fozzils Bowlz Pack
  10. GSI Small Percolator Coffee Pot
  11. map-compass2 1 liter collapsible water containers
  12. Hydro Flask
  13. Sawyer Mini Water Filter
  14. LuminAID Packlite 16
  15. UCO Titan Matches
  16. Raqpak Reflective Paracord
  17. Clothes (Duluth Buck Naked Underwear, Cotton Tees, Darn Tough Ultralight Socks, Duluth Firehose Flex Pants, Wrangler Shorts,  Duluth flannel Shirt, Outdoor Gear Heavy flannel Shirt/Jacket, Buff, Crocs)


  1. Direct Action Dragon Egg Pack
  2. SilNylon Tarp
  3. SOL Emergency Bivy
  4. Small Suma Container with Fire Kit
  5. Personal First Aid Kit
  6. 20160511_144627Ultrafire UV Light
  7. Cyclops Micro Mini LED Hatclip Headlamp
  8. McNett Repair Kit
  9. DC 3 Sharpening Stone
  10. Write in the Rain Journal and Pen
  11. Emberlit Fire Ant
  12. Agawa Canyon Boreal21 Folding Buck Saw
  13. Condor 1lb Scout Hatchet
  14. Fallkniven Fi Survival Knife
  15. Bayite 6″x 1/2″ Ferrocerium Rod

20160510_070422Truck Gear:

  1. 2 Wool blankets
  2. Baofeng GT-3 Mark II Radio
  3. Adventure Medical Kit Weekender
  4. 2-1 Gallon jugs water

Camera Equipment:

  1. Canon t3i
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  3. Camkix Small Tripod
  4. Shoulderpod Smartphone Rig
  5. Samsung Memory Cards 32gb64gb, and 128gb (Micro SD with SD Converter)
  6. Dragonn Memory Card Protector Wallet

Trip Journal:

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