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My very first backpacking trip took place when I was in my early teens, my Dad and I backpacked into the Uintahs, spending a few days camped near Grandaddy Lake. I remember we had horribly heavy packs, our sleeping bags alone probably wieghed as much as a new full pack might, and the little bit of freeze-dried food we had to take along had a taste and texture similar to bark when we cooked it up. But the fishing was great and I can remember that (again, I'll probably date myself a bit here) at the time the Appolo and Soyuz space stations had just ended their historic docking in space. As we laid under our tarp lean to at night, we could see the two of them racing across the night sky, close together and brighter than any other star. One day while we were fishing, a boulder the size of a car broke loose from above the treeline and crashed down into the valley next to the lake. I can remember my Dad telling me how rare an event that was and for the first time in my life I started to understand the age of the world and the slow pace at which things happen in nature as opposed to relatively short period of time we have to get our and see things. It was a pretty profound thing for me to start thinking about at my age, and the memories are still with me today.
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Webcams and Weather
- National Park Service Webcams - Two here, Lake Fork and Elk Creek