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All my gear for Buckskin

All my gear for Buckskin

 

The Gossamer Gear crew is headed out for some desert adventures in Buckskin Gulch and Paria River. Buckskin Gulch lies in southern Utah and is part of Escalante Grand Stair Case National Monument in Utah and the Bureau of Land Management’s Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the American Southwest and perhaps the world.

Practicing my MLD Solomid set up. This is the first non-hanging shelter I've owned in some time (been borrowing for friends for a while...finally feel like an adult!)

Practicing my MLD Solomid set up. This is the first non-hanging shelter I’ve owned in some time (been borrowing for friends for a while…finally feel like an adult!)

I’m not much of a gear list kind of gal, but am trying to think more deliberately about how I pack for trips. As part of my carless in Denver initiative, I’m taking the bus to the airport, which means schelepping around a second bag is just impractical (even though I’m flying Southwest so my bag is free). Here is a list of the gear I’m bringing, along with the justification for why something is coming along.

How to pack a Caldera Cone and Fosters can pot for travel. Will leave the caddy in the car.

How to pack a Caldera Cone and Fosters can pot for travel. Will leave the caddy in the car.

Conditions: Sunny in the 70s with lows of 30s at night. No chance of precipitation. We will expect to be slogging in water and mud all day. Water sources will be silty. Lots of sun in Paria Canyon, little sun in the deep canyon of Buckskin.

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