Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking

A good sleeping pad can make the difference between tossing and turning all night and getting a good night's sleep during your backpacking trip....

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 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 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 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...

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...

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...