FINDING THE BETA ON YOUR NEXT OBJECTIVE
As someone who loves to plan and go places with fewer people I try to really dig to get some beta on a future route. What do you folks do to plan your trips? What programs/sites/apps/forums do you look at?
For example, I recently have been excited about the Bears Ears area and have found limited information. I prepared by opening multiple tabs on my desktop. When I would find a name of a canyon my process was simple: search Gaia, search All Trails, search Hiking Project, search the internet for forums. If I couldn't find anything, I'd look at the next canyon over and do the same.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
This may only be a canyon country thing - it's good to know if you're getting into a technical canyon or not to best prepare -
but I'm curious what others are looking at and what tools are making ideas turn into trips!