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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Four of us just took a four night, five day backpack trip with Vaughn. He provided all the "group" gear, including food which was nice not to have to plan that ourselves. The food was great, much better than what I plan for myself on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This area is incredibly rich in ancient sites and Vaughn knows it intimately. We took an unforgettable day hike with him on Cedar Mesa. His knowledge, great stories, humor, and sense of place are unsurpassed.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank NMtrvlr
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I'm a professor and I'm telling you right now that Vaughn is off the charts in terms of knowledge about the peoples living in this area before the Europeans showed up. Spending the day with him on Cedar Mesa was an absolute highlight. Yes, you...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Humberto B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Vaughan is easily one of the most interesting, learned and enthusiastic guides I have ever met. His deep knowledge of the history and lore of the Ancient Puebloans and the landscape they inhabited makes for an unforgettable experience. You will come away mesmerized by the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 69catamount
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Our day trip with Vaughn was to view petroglyphs in the Cedar Mesa area. The setting was beautiful, the petroglyphs were fascinating and Vaughn had an extraordinarily deep knowledge of the archeology/anthropology of the area. Just as rewarding was Vaughn’s eclectic stories of writers, the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Gecko_2525
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We spent an amazing day on Comb Ridge with Vaughn, hiking through gorgeous territory to ruins and rock art. All along the way learning so much about the past, present, and even a bit about the future. Vaughn has a gift of imparting his deep...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank DLMS_3
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Just once out with Vaughn Hedenfled, the chief guide and owner Far Out Expeditions and I was hooked. His 6-day backpacking trip into the lower Grand Gulch sold me on his experience, knowledge, skills as a guide and overall nice guy. He kept things exciting...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank John P
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I have backpacked extensively in this area for 20 years. I really wanted to do a certain canyon and FOE was running a trip there. Vaughn is the most knowledgable guide I have EVER hiked with--from archeology to land issues to cowboy history. I saw...More

Date of experience: May 2015
5  Thank StantonHyde
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Where to begin . . . I wanted to take my son and his friend on a Spring Break trip to learn about the ancient puebloans, to see a bit of how and where they lived and what they left behind. Our time with Vaughn...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank DeniseKramer
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Laura did not fall!! Thanks Vaughn! Everything else was pretty cool too. Except for when he got angry at some people who went on a closed trail and went back to seal off the entrance with branches. If Cairns were Japan, this guy is Godzil....More

Date of experience: March 2015
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