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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

Nebo Bench - Trail #117 - Utah

Rating: Difficult

If you plan on hiking the entire length of the trail, beginning at the Monument trailhead is recommended. Nebo Bench is a beautiful but demanding trail, offering spectacular views in return. Several small springs cross the trail, and snowpack may linger until late July in some places. The trail receives much less use through the middle portion (about 5 miles from the Monument trailhead), and can be difficult to locate, especially through meadows. At 6.8 miles from the Monument trailhead, the trail intersects with the Nebo Peak trail (N. 39.790583 W. 111.756222). The scenery along the Nebo Bench trail is stunning, but the trail is long and difficult, so plan on a full day hike (one way). The south end of the trail descends through oak and maple stands into Salt Creek Canyon.

This trail is located within the 27,000-acre Mount Nebo Wilderness Area, which was established through passage of the Utah Wilderness Act of 1984. Mount Nebo, which rises to the west of the trail, is the highest peak in the Wasatch Range and in Utah County at 11,928 feet. Please pack out what you pack in, and follow Leave-No-Trace principles as you hike, ride, or camp. Sections of the trail 3-4 miles from the Monument trailhead may pose difficulty for horses due to narrow, rocky tread and steep shale slopes. Please ride with care.

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