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Hiking Trails in The Valley of Fire

Hiking in the Valley of Fire State Park in NV is a very unique experience and a great way to see the attractions of the park. There are lots of incredible rock formations which create some stunning landscapes. It's a relatively small park and most of it can be seen in just one day (things to do in Valley...

Best Waterproof Family Tents (for Bad Weather)

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When camping with your family, the last thing you want is to get caught in bad weather, and even worse, a bad situation because you're not prepared for that bad weather. While you should always check the weather before leaving for a trip, it is also very unpredictable and you never know when you might be stuck in a...

Made-To-Order Backpacking Meals & Meal Prep From RightOnTrek

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Tired putting together your own backpacking meal plan? Well, Right on Trek is here to help and do it all for you! Honestly at first I was a bit skeptical of this service, but after giving it a try, I think it's pretty great! It's a really convenient and affordable way to plan out your backpacking meals with very little...

Best Things to Do in The Valley of Fire, NV

The Valley of Fire is a really cool little state park full of fascinating rock formations and vistas just outside Las Vegas. The biggest draw are the dramatic red, pink, and white rock formations made from Aztec stone that are found throughout the park. They literally look like coals from a red hot fire! The park is fairly small (46,000...

Guide to Hiking Half Dome

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Hiking Half Dome is a "bucket list" item for many people and is not something to commit to lightly or to go into unprepared. This 8,844 ft tall peak in Yosemite National Park provides incredible views of the valley floor and surrounding areas. Hiking to the top of it is no joke and is not for inexperienced hikers. It...

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 on opposite sides of a large rocky peak. This hike is more often done as a day hike, but can easily be done as a weekend backpacking trip as well. I personally preferred Fern Lake over...

Guide to Yellowstone’s Geysers & Hot Springs

Yellowstone is full of tons of geothermal activity - and with so many geysers and hot springs in such a big park, which ones are the best and which are the ones that you can skip? It can be really overwhelming if you're not familiar with the park, which is why we've put together this guide! This is a...

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. There might be some nights you'll be so tired that you just faceplant into your sleeping bag, but usually I haven't found this to be the case. Sleeping pads are an important part of not...

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, unless you know someone in the tourist office (which some hikers do). *** Permits are EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to get and are STRICTLY enforced.*** New as of 2019: Online Reservations Available Here Reservations become available Feb...

Spelunking in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

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The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave tour was my favorite thing that we did in Belize during our entire trip! I am a bit partial and really enjoy spelunking and exploring caves, but this adventure really was super cool and lived up to all of my expectations! ATM cave is world renown and was named one of the top 10 caves...