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Tip of the day

Understand and protect your sleeping bag's temperature rating! 
Remember, these are low-end, assisted ratings. 

1) You will need an insulated sleeping pad and some clothing layers to keep comfortable down to your bag's temperature rating.

2) Learn how to properly close and cinch your bag around your body to retain heat.

3) Store your bag by hanging it  - not crammed in the stuff sack. This keeps the fill from getting compressed and losing its insulating power.



Featured Trail

Spanish Fork Peak - Trail #007 - Utah

Rating: Moderate

The Spanish Fork Peak trail leads to Spanish Fork Peak, the summit of Maple Mountain at 10,192 feet. The trail splits from the Left Fork Maple Canyon trail (#006) and immediately crosses a stream to the south (GPS position N. 40.131675 W. 111.3520194). Some sections of the trail are very steep. Much of the trail is shaded by box elder, Douglas-fir, and aspen, but becomes more open at the upper elevations. The trail crosses spectacular wide meadows near Maple Canyon Lake, with the steep Spanish Fork Peak canyon walls surrounding the area, and continues up to the ridgeline for panoramic views to the north and west of Utah Valley and east beyond Strawberry Ridge. The trail then swings around the mountain to the Utah Valley side reaching Spanish Fork Peak (GPS position N. 40.131555 W. 111.549305) and connecting with the Sterling Hollow trail.

This trail is also known as the Right Fork Maple Canyon trail. Bicyclists may find the trail overly steep and rocky. Sections of the trail beyond Maple Canyon Lake may not be suitable for pack and saddle use. The connecting Sterling Hollow trail (#008) is not maintained.

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