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...

Guide to Coyote Gulch

Coyote Gulch is an amazing beautiful canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante desert in Utah. It's a popular destination for backpackers and day hikers due...

How To Get A Hiking or Backpacking Permit For Half Dome

Getting a Half Dome hiking permit in Yosemite is like winning the lottery - literally!... since it's a lottery system, you have to win...

How to Get a Permit for Havasupai

How Do I Get A Hiking or Camping Permit For Havasupai and Havasu Falls? There is no magical secret to getting a permit for Havasupai,...

How to Avoid and/or Recover From Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness (also know as mountain sickness) is rarely fatal, but it will definitely put a damper on your travel plans. Avoid ruining days...

Havasu Falls Hiking Tips

Hiking to Havasu Falls was one of the most amazing backpacking trips I've ever been on. It's one of my favorite places on the...

Paria Canyon & Buckskin Gulch Backpacking Guide

If you like mud, rivers, slot canyons, awesome rock formations, and a vastly varied beautiful landscape, then this trip is for you! Paria Canyon...

Backpacking Guide for Cottonwood Canyon & Marble Canyon Loop

The Cottonwood Canyon & Marble Canyon loop is one of the few backpacking trails in Death Valley that is actually a "trail". The majority...

Guide to Visiting Death Valley

Foreboding, desolate, isolated, and brutally beautiful; Death Valley in the largest national part in the continental US at 140 miles long and 15 miles...