Visiting Pirate Tower, Victoria Beach, Laguna Beach

A fun little roadside stop on a beautiful Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach CA. Contrary to it's name, this 60ft "Pirate Tower", as it's...

Hiking to Yost / Fern Lakes, Inyo National Forest

This is a short but difficult hike to two beautiful lakes in the Sierra Mountains in Inyo National Forest. Yost and Fern lakes sit...

Kings Creek Falls Trail

The most popular short hike in Lassen National Park, and for good reason! This is a relatively easy and beautiful hike with huge views!...

Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls is a pretty nice hike by Southern California standards that flows year round and roars in April/May from snow run off....

Colby Canyon to Josephine Peak and Strawberry Peak

Colby Canyon offers a scenic route up to both Josephine Peak and Strawberry Peak (most challenging peak in the front range of the San...

How Much Water Do You Need When Hiking or Backpacking?

Being properly hydrated when hiking or backpacking is not only vitally important for your health, but for your enjoyment as well. Dehydration can lead...

Spelunking in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave tour was my favorite thing that we did in Belize during our entire trip! I am a bit partial...

Mirror Lake Loop Trail

Overview: Distance: 2-8mi (depending on route) Type: Loop Time: 1-3hrs Elevation at trailhead:  Roughly 4,000ft Elevation Gain/Loss: Roughly 100ft Difficulty:...

Guide to Hiking Half Dome

Hiking Half Dome is a "bucket list" item for many people and is not something to commit to lightly or to go into unprepared....

How to Get a Zion Narrows Permit

Overnight backpacking permits for the Zion Narrows are like gold - they are incredibly hard to get and go very quickly once they become...