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Darby Canyon Wind Cave Hike

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This hike was amazing! I really loved this Darby Canyon Wind Cave hike. It is a really beautiful, enjoyable hike. Trees, wildflowers, mountains, meadows, streams, and a waterfall coming out of a cave at the end. The trailhead is accessed from Driggs ID in the Teton Valley and crosses over into Alta WY. It offers stunning views and is...

Best Things to Do When Visiting Craters of The Moon

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I've found the 5+ best things to do in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. This is such a cool park full of lava fields, craters, tunnels, caves, and more! If you like crazy rock formations like I do, you're gonna have a blast visiting this park! Craters of the Moon was formed by volcanic eruptions that started...

Visiting the Belly of The Dragon Tunnel

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The Belly of the Dragon Tunnel is a fun family friendly little roadside stop. I wouldn't really call it a hike so much as an attraction to view and walk through. This is a man made tunnel between Orderville and Kanab UT, but it's worth a visit if you're in the area and can be quickly and easily be...

Exploring the Moqui Sand Caves, Kanab UT

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The Moqui Sand Caves are super fun, family-friendly, quick hike to these light filled caves that looks great in photos! These caverns are honestly cooler than I thought they would be. I'd almost call them a road-side attraction since they're literally right off of the road. These caves are a great thing to do while you're visiting Kanab, UT...

Guide to Visiting White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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White Pocket is such a cool area - it feels like you're walking on another planet! The ribbons of orange, yellow, and white layers of rock formations are just incredible and unlike anywhere else on the Earth. These were created over time by mineral deposits and then shaped by the elements. The domes, swirls, and ridged rocks that are known...

Brimstone Gulch Hiking Guide

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Brimstone is a super narrow slot canyon in the Utah desert. So narrow that once you go in, eventually you'll have to turn around and go back as there's no way to get out the other side. Brimstone Gulch is a great add-on to hiking Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulches as it's just a mile away in the same area....

Top 5 Best Hikes in Sedona

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With so many great trails in Sedona AZ, it's hard to chose the best ones! Sedona is a huge hiking destination with tons of beautiful red rocks, hidden caves, arches, and tons of hiking trails. There are trails available to hikers of every level, from beginner to expert. Not to mention that being located in the high desert means...

Peek-a-Boo Gulch & Spooky Gulch (Slot Canyons)

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The hike through Peek-a-boo Gulch and Spooky Gulch is so fun!! While you can do them separately, they are usually done together as a modified loop. It's a fairly short hike to get to the Gulches and navigating them is like an adult obstacle course. Located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, this is an adventurous hike...

Calculating Calories: How Much Food To Take Backpacking

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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 rough general ball park estimate, around 1.5 lbs (or 3,000 calories) per day is a good starting point for most people. Factors To Consider When Packing Food Your weight Your metabolism Miles traveled per day ...

Platypus GravityWorks Review

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I love the Platypus GravityWorks 4L Water Filter! So much so that I decided to write a review about it. It saved our butts on our last desert backpacking trip. But it's not a completely perfect system, so this will still be an objective review. Treating your water is is crucial when in the backcountry and it's important to choose...