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Visiting Antelope Canyon

There's no surprise or denying the beauty of Antelope Canyon. What did surprise me however, was how obviously it was that making money is the name of the game when it comes to Antelope Canyon. It's another amazingly beautiful location that has become "insta-famous" and thus, fallen victim to the craze of social media - this place is more...

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 and Buckskin Gulch offer some really amazing slot canyon hiking with areas as narrow as 2ft (in the Gulch), but you better be ready to get wet! The landscape and hiking here is similar to the...

The General Sherman Tree Trail

The General Sherman Tree is touted as the "biggest tree in the world"! It's not really the biggest or the widest tree, but because sequoias are so dense, it's the largest volume tree. Never the less, it's still a cool thing to see. One of the stables of The Giant Forest, and the park's main attraction so if you're...

The Big Trees Trail

The park services didn't exactly think outside the box much when naming this trail. It's not much of a hike, but it is a nice little stroll through The Giant Forest around a meadow which allows you to see some really beautifully big trees. Overview: Distance: 3/4 mi loop Time: 20mins Elevation Gain/Loss: 0ft Difficulty:...

Hiking Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley is a much more impressive crater than I initially thought it would be. It's about 1/2mi wide and 600ft deep. The really impressive part of the crater are the incredible colors as the hole gets deeper. The crater wasn't created by a meteor, but rather a volcanic steam explosion that essentially blew the top...

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 of the other opportunities for backpacking are essentially "you're free to wander around and camp in this area" and then leave it to hiker to decide where to go, where as this loop has a...

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

Hiking Mosaic Canyon is one of the best ways to introduce you to the unique beauty of Death Valley. It has a diverse range of geological formations that wind you through a twisting slot canyon unlike many other hiking areas in the valley. While the first portion of the hike does get very crowded by tourists, I highly recommending...

“Sausage”, Veggies, and Potatoes Foil Packets

Yummy and easy foil packet meal for camping! So good, even my carnivore fiancé liked it! There's no "wrong way" to put this together, it's kinda a stir fry of potatoes, veggies, and fake sausage all thrown together. Ingredients (for 2 packets): 3-5 medium-small potatoes 1 Package fake veggie sausage (cut into bite sizes) 2-3 Assorted peppers 1 Zucchini Butter...

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 wide. It is the lowest, hottest, and driest area in North America and with a wide variety of unusual topography and landscapes, Death Valley is desert beauty at it's absolute best. I was surprised at...

Top 5 Death Valley Must Sees Attractions

There are SO many amazing places to visit in Death Valley it's really hard just pick 5, so we didn't, we picked 6! Death Valley has widely varying landscapes depending on what area of the park you're visiting, so it really depends on if you want to see desert or mountains, or even spring (yes there's water in Death...