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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We went "Ancient people lesson 1" with Vaughn 6 months ago. Had a great time, then so we decided to return for "Ancient people lesson 2". Of course!! we had a amazing trip with Vaughn again. He so knowledgeable and fun, he will take you...More