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"I made the 5-hour drive up to Caprock Canyons this weekend after the area received 13" of snow. Unfortunately, I waited a day too long and ended up catching only small patches of white, and copious amounts of slippery red mud. The gear was -- as you can imagine -- thrashed.

Totally worth it.

Great trails, amazing weather, and a fantastic Texas classic. Given that this was on such short notice, I hadn't planned on having any moonlight to work with. But at 35% full under crisp panhandle skies, it was just right. Bright enough to light your foreground, but not so bright that your stars are blown out.

Better still, as usual, there wasn't a soul around. Other than a few hikers on Saturday, the park was completely empty. Another reason to love winter camping."

-Justin Terveen @theurbanfabric

 
 
Gear List:

Tent - North Face VE-25

Knob & Pass

A campspot along the Pacific Crest Trail between Tinker Knob & Donner Pass.

Redfish Lakeview

While all alone on Redfish Lake, Vincent positioned his tent just right to grab a perfect view of the Sawtooth Mountain Range.

The Mittens

Camping in Monument Valley puts you in the front row to enormous rock features, cliffs, and the famous pair of buttes with “thumb” outcrops known as The Mittens.