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...

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 Get Permits for the John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail is a life long dream for many hikers. With incredible views and challenging terrain, hiking this 213 mile trail can...

Hiking Upper & Lower Jackass Lake

This is an absolutely beautiful hike with astounding views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The name Jackass Lake comes from when congress sent the...

Hiking to Dewey Point via The McGurk Meadow Trail

Dewey Point is considered to be one of the best views in Yosemite. It's a breathtaking precipice, with visibility for miles and providing an...

Coyote Gulch Hiking & Backpacking Guide

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...

The Ultimate Havasu Falls Guide to Backpacking & Camping

Planning Your Trip to Havasu Falls and The Havasupai Reservation Havasu Falls and the surrounding Havasupai reservation is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places...

Calculating Calories: How Much Food To Take Backpacking

How Much Food Should I Take Backpacking? This will depend on your metabolism and how active you're being during your trip, but just for a...

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...

Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist

Download this list as a PDF Essential Backpacking Gear For Any Location This is your standard essential gear that will always be with you on every...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...