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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Moab proper will be pretty treeless if I remember correctly, and so will most of Canyonlands, unless there is something hidden up high. The Mountains nearby, The La Sal, about 20 miles from Moab and the Henry mtns http://www.utah.com/playgrounds/henry_mtns.htm will have plenty of trees and much beauty.

    However, will you travel near Salt Lake City/Provo area? If so, the opportunities are endless. ( for hanging. Otherwise, most anywhere in the state - like Moab- is spectacular) The most obvious is to take highway 150 up to Mirror Lake area in the High Uintas http://www.byway.org/explore/byways/2007/travel.html . Camp at a camp ground near Mirror lake or head down a forest service road to a million other spots.

    Or drive to the other side of Provo towards CO ( and towards Heber Utah) and enjoy the Mt. Timpanogas area, and maybe Wasatch Mountain State Park. http://www.utah.com/database/campgrounds/?id=492

    Or closer to town(SLC), drive a short distance west of SLC into the Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons. ( Towards Brighton, Snowbird and Alta Ski resorts). These canyons are spectacular, and forested. There are a few campgrounds.
    http://www.outdoorsinutah.com/little...on-camping.htm
    http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/intermtn/wasinfo.htm
    http://www.utah.com/database/campgrounds/?id=3577
    Spruces Recreation Area
    Big Cottonwood Cyn-13.7 mi SE of SLC, Salt Lake City, UT
    801-466-6411


    It is really pretty endless. Just pick a forest service or other campground above 6000 to 7000 feet and you should be good to go.
    Billybob 58 you must really get around. Be careful about Mirror lake in the High Uintas, sting up your hammock there and you may never leave. It is absolutely beautiful there. Lots of good hikes and fishing as well. Timpanogas caves are fun to go through if you are in that area.

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    Cannibal, if you do hit up Capitol Reef, check out the orchards for pick-'em-yourself apricots and cherries. yum!

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    I grew up in Utah about 30 minutes north of Salina, which is right on I-70 (only had one mom ). If you get of I-70 in Salina, head north on highway89 about 15-20 minutes, you can hit some beautiful mountains. But, it depends on how adventurous you are. To really hit the high country, it will take you another 45 min on dirt roads (well maintained) to get into the high country. You'll be sure to see Elk, deer, etc. So, for example, you could head up 12-mile canyon, which is located in Mayfield, UT. Or Manti canyon, which is a bit further north in Manti. Or you could take off up Salina canyon, and find someplace in the national forest. There is a lot of stuff in that area, but nothing right off the freeway.

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