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Backpacking with Kids in the Uintas, Making Plans for the Summer

With spring quickly approaching my family loves to start planning and anticipating our summer camping trips. Summer weekends fill up quickly at our house and we find that if we don’t schedule and plan a few camping trips in advance, they are less likely to happen. Even though the Uintas are still covered in snow and will be for a few more months, planning a summer backpacking trip to one of the scenic lakes in the Uintas is a great family outing to look forward to as the weather starts to get warmer. Our family loves backpacking because it allows

Day Trip: Mirror Lake and Provo Falls

Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) is one of our family’s favorite day trips. A scenic drive with stops starting in Kamas and ending at Mirror Lake. It can take as short as an hour to get to Mirror Lake from Kamas or as long as you want exploring along the way. If its open, stop at the Kamas Ranger Station at 50 E. Center Street. They usually have some bags made for kids with a frisbee, National Park Service coloring book and pencil. About a mile up the canyon on the left is the Samak Smokehouse and Country Store. Here

Yurt Camping with kids in Winter!

Everyone meet Becca! She's hear to tell us about Yurts, camping in the winter and cross country skiing with kids! When I tell people that we are going on a yurt trip, I usually get the response, “What’s a yurt?” Then I excitedly tell them, a yurt is like a tent-cabin hybrid and also the key to back-country awesomeness. Yurts actually originate from Mongolia and surrounding countries and are used by nomads. Luckily we do not have to travel quite so far to enjoy the comforts of these round back-country forts. The Bear River Outdoor Recreation Alliance or B.R.O.R.A maintains
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