In our last post, we were hiking in Arizona and exploring some of our old haunts there. This time around, we are just north of Arizona in wonderfully scenic and wild Utah.
We found great boondocking here (the photo atop this page shows our Navion RV parked on BLM land near Canyonlands National Park) and we got lucky with some great November weather.
While in Canada over the Summer, we mostly hiked in our sandals (Sandra wore Teva Womens Women’s W Verra Sport Sandal, North Atlantic, 7 M US and Dominic wore the Chaco Men’s Z2 Classic Sport Sandal, Black, 11 M US) but, when we got back into the US and the Fall weather was a little cool for this, we changed over to Altra Men’s Lone Peak 3.5 Running Shoe, Black, 11.5 D US – these things are amazing and we hiked all day comfortably in these, including water hikes like Paria Canyon.
Pair these with some Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Cushion Sock – Women’s Denim Medium for a blister-free hiking day.
The other thing that made a difference was trekking poles; we used to have these things years ago but, sold them upon relocating to Florida. Well, with all our SW hiking, it was time to nerd out again and these really help on the incline/decline Trail Ergo Cork Walking Pole, 70-140cm.
Finally, with the weather cooling, we did invest in some warmer gear – our favorite of which is Sandra’s Outdoor Research Women’s Helium Traveler Jacket, Black, Medium
Finally, Sandra receives so many compliments on her sun-hat, we thought we would post a link to it here, for anyone interested: Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat, Alpine Lake/Dark Grey, M
Join us in our next blog post, when we review the trip costs for this most recent section of our year-long RV trip (Arizona & Utah) and then we head South of the border and spend the Winter in Sonora, Mexico.
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