Name: Renae Hill
Position: Warehouse Specialist
Where: Kanab, UT (Buckskin Gulch and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park)
Length + Difficulty (Hike or backpacking trip): 3+ miles, easy-moderate difficulty
Best time: Spring & Fall
Brief Summary: Visit Southern Utah by staying in Kanab, UT and play at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and also hike Buckskin Gulch.The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are a blast! It's a Utah State Park 30 minutes West of Kanab, UT. It's miles of hills of soft sand begging for playing in. I highly recommend you rent a sandboard for cruising down the dunes. Get there early to get a board, they will sell out! It's also a popular place for ripping around on ATVs. Pack a lunch/snacks and chillax on the sand.Buckskin Gulch is a 14 mile long slot canyon in Southern Utah near the Arizona border between Kanab, UT & Page, AZ. It's one of the deepest and longest slot canyons there is. The height of the canyon walls is impressive! The best way to get to the slot canyon is by starting at the Wire Pass Trailhead. Getting to the trailhead first requires driving for 8 miles on bumpy dirt road, but it's worth it. The trail does have a small fee so bring cash. Hike the Wire Pass Trail for about 1.5 miles and then you'll hit the slot canyon midway through. Explore the slot canyon for as long as you'd like and then turn around to head back. Both the trail and the slot canyon are a pretty flat and easy hike. The slot canyon does have some sections requiring climbing a small ladder, but is otherwise pretty chill. As with all slot canyons and the risk of flash flood, do make sure to check the weather before you go!
What to bring: A hat, sunscreen, water, and sandals for the dunes
Any Klymit Gear Recommendations: Day Pack, Gear Duffel
Gear: Homestead Cabin
Top three features: The fleece backing is so soft! It has just the right amount of weight to it, enough to feel cozy without being too heavy. It's super warm, which I personally love.
Best for: Warming up after a fun day of adventuring. Bring it with you to the cabin or in the RV. Or use it at home for watching movies- it's my go-to blanket for that!
Name: Breakfast Burritos
Ingredients: diced potatoes/hash browns/tater tots (your preference)
scrambled eggs (approx 2 eggs per person)
bacon, cooked and chopped (1-2 slices per person)
1 package diced ham
shredded cheese (monterey-jack or pepper-jack)
Recipe: Cook the potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon, and then let cool. Once everything has cooled, add the potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, and cheese to a large mixing bowl and gently mix. Lay out a tortilla and spoon some of the mixture into the center of the tortilla and close up both ends and roll up. Wrap the burrito in aluminum foil and refrigerate. To warm the burrito, place it over warm coals, turning occasionally until heated through. Top the warm burrito with salsa and/or sour cream and enjoy!