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BACKPACKING GEAR REVIEWS, TRIP REPORTS, AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Backcountry Exposure has one goal, to share our passion for the backcountry and help others learn how to enjoy their time on the trail even more! Our passion is the outdoors and we’re here to help others learn how to better enjoy every backcountry experience. Here you will find in-depth gear reviews, outdoor education, trip reports, and a focus on teaching preservation/conservation of the lands we have the opportunity to recreate on.

5 TIPS FOR NEW BACKPACKERS

Backpacking at its core is an amazing activity that simplifies the hustle and bustle of life and allows one to take minimal gear necessary for living in the backcountry. We give up a lot of comforts when we decide to load up a pack and go spend time in the backcountry. Everything from fancy kitchens to cook, big beds with memory foam mattresses, to hot showers and more. But the experience of backpacking is developing the mindset that leaving those things behind is okay and even a challenge for many people. If you’ve just discovered the addiction of backpacking and you’re looking for ways to enjoy your experience more, then sit back and read on, and enjoy these 5 tips for new backpackers. READ MORE…

SOTO WINDMASTER STOVE REVIEW

I have been backpacking for many years and over that time, I would guess that i’ve used a dozen or more backpacking stoves. The funny thing about it is, every single one of them has been good and cooked/boiled water with no problem. So what is it that makes a stove better than another? Well, for me it’s pretty easy to define and it’s the exact reasons that the WindMaster sits at the top of the list as my favorite backpacking stove. A stove needs to be lightweight, effective against wind, and efficient in fuel consumption. I feel like the Soto WindMaster fits the bill for all of these requirements, where other stoves fit the needs of some of those, but not all of them. READ MORE…

GRANDADDY BASIN LOOP – HIGH UINTA WILDERNESS

Since I was a teenager I’ve been visiting the Grandaddy Basin of the High Uinta Wilderness here in Utah. This basin is easily one of the most traveled and visited areas of the Uintas, and rightly so. Grandaddy lake being one of the larger lakes in the Uinta range, it has access from two very popular and easy to access trail heads. This trail report is more focused on a loop hike that I did in the summer of 2018 with my friend Jared and my pup, Cooper. We started at the Grandview trailhead, accessed from Hades canyon on the south slope of the Uintas. We looped counter clockwise after getting over Hades Pass (10,650″) passing the may Grandaddy Basin lakes. READ MORE…

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