Backpacking In Southern Utah
They say people who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. So when I couldn’t sleep, one (of many) nights and felt anxious to getaway, I decided to book a very last minute backpacking trip with my sister, Dina. We had several options on the table that we eventually narrowed down to one (permits were sold out on the others), a 15+ mile secluded river trek in southern Utah. This was a nice change from our usual mountain adventures and refreshing to know that all we had to do was follow the river.
Sometimes you must disconnect, breathe and feel that freedom. Freedom for me means sleeping under the stars. So I flew from New Hampshire to Salt Lake City, Utah, got in the car en route south for our river backpacking trek. Here’s how it went. Cue the desert dwellin’…
Moments before I took this above photo of Dina, we were rushing to get our packs ready at the trailhead with less than 2 hours left until sunset, and the urge to find the perfect camp spot along the river. As we were about to start, my camelbak water bladder overflowed into my backpack, semi-soaking my sleeping bag and other essentials. Thankfully we were still at the car so I got everything situated with hopes that the trek would be less dramatic…
And there you have it–a last minute river trek to effortlessly revive the soul! If you've been feeling that overwhelmed, stressful anxiety...book a getaway, find a local selfcare workshop (ive been doing this alot), get a massage - show yourself some much deserved lovin! Having something to look forward to is the best feeling!
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