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Author: Max Karren

Max's early childhood was spent in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah and his teenage years in the red rock desert of Southern Utah. Thanks to his dad and the Boy Scouts, he was able to spend a lot of time hiking at an early age. He completed his first 14-mile day hike at age 7 in Zion National Park and was backpacking by age 11. He's now a full-time nomad and travels the American West in an RV with his wife Kim and daughter Maia, doing hikes along the way.
Backpacking GuidesWashington

Backpacking Guide: Jade Lake and Dip Top Gap

Overview High up in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, there is a shimmering blue lake surrounded by soaring, snow-covered peaks. The experience of hiking to…