Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, friends of Backcountry Journeys! 

Since 1894 we have come together as a nation to recognize the first Monday of each September, as Labor Day. 

As many of us have today free from the demands of our work, let us take time to give tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country! 

We may celebrate this year a bit differently than normal, as social distancing and limitations on public gatherings have likely canceled plans. But, remember, it does not take a parade, picnic, or a party to recognize the meaning behind this National Holiday. 

Here’s to labor!

Kenton Krueger








Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers, and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Katmai, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, former pilot, and spent roughly five years writing and photographing for the award-winning Omaha World-Herald newspaper, out of his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of trip leading and guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens, to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.

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