Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

Latitude, Longitude
38.486113 -109.739700


In my tent this morning I heard what I thought was a huge buzzing insect flying by. But this sound was deeper than a buzz; it was more of a thrum. Later, while sitting at the picnic table I heard the same sound. I looked up to see a little bird hover for a moment then zip out of sight.

Latitude, Longitude
38.477567 -109.739478

Amphitheater Loop Trail

Latitude, Longitude
38.7582821,-109.323732
The Amphitheater Loop trailhead is across the road from Hittle Bottom Campground on UT-128. It’s about 22 miles northeast of Moab, Utah.

Hittle Bottom Campground

Latitude, Longitude
38.7597311, -109.3245081
About 28 miles from Moab, Utah

This was taken at Hittle Bottom Campground on Highway 128 in Utah. The campground is located right next to the Colorado River.  Dozens of rafts came down the river while I was there. A group of about fifty rafters pitched their tents here today.

Pilot Mountain State Park, NC

Latitude, Longitude
36.348867 -80.474183

I car camped and did a couple day hikes.

Pack weighs about 41 lbs (18.6 kg) including a bear canister, four liters of water and several days of food. 

Update:

 I took a five mile walk and weighed my pack again.  It weighed 34 lbs (15.4 kg). I must have consumed 6 lbs of food and water.