Moon Utah Camping
The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping
By Mike Matson
Second Edition, April 2009
Price: $19.99 USD
Outdoor photographer Mike Matson uses his experience as a Salt Lake City local to capture the adventures of camping in Utah, from remote and primitive sites where dinosaur bones lay half unearthed to the “promised land” of Zion National Park. Matson is a relentless tour guide, covering every known campsite in Utah with itineraries such as Best Alpine Camping, Best Desert Camping, Best Off-Season Camping and Best Romantic Camping. Moon Utah Camping is packed with information on national forests and parks, recreation areas, Native American land and backcountry sites. Complete with details on what to pack, what to wear, reservations and fees, and the best camping facilities, Moon Utah Camping gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable camping experience.
Adventure is the guiding force in the life of outdoors writer and photographer Mike Matson. Whether he’s sweating his way up a sandstone tower in the southern Utah desert or pursuing a new line in the backcountry on his skis, you can expect to find Mike in Utah’s outdoor playground year-round. Mike finds Utah’s natural diversity astounding—from the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City to the twisted, barren rock landscape of the Colorado Plateau, the state offers a lifetime of adventure. Mike’s favorite ways to enjoy Utah include camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, river running, canyoneering, skiing, and snowboarding.
Mike’s views and recommendations are formed from decades of experience working as a backcountry forest ranger, a whitewater river guide, and a professional writer/photographer. His writing and photography have been published in magazines, catalogs, calendars, and online. His work has appeared in Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, National Geographic, Northwest Travel, and Washington Trails magazines. Mike lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Sonja.