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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...
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Kings Creek Falls Trail

The most popular short hike in Lassen National Park, and for good reason! This is a relatively easy and beautiful hike with huge views! Think of it almost like a mini Mist Trail in...
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Spelunking in Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

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...
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Mirror Lake Loop Trail

Overview: Distance: 2-8mi (depending on route) Type: Loop Time: 1-3hrs Elevation at trailhead:  Roughly 4,000ft Elevation Gain/Loss: Roughly 100ft Difficulty: Easy Crowd Factor: Moderate-High Best Time: May-Sept, Oct-Nov ...
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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. This 8,844 ft tall peak in Yosemite National Park provides...

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 available. Day hiking permits are much easier and far less...

Guide to Coyote Gulch

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 to the incredible arches, waterfalls, and petroglyphs all found within...

Making The Most Out of a 3-Day Trip to Yosemite

Planning a 3 day trip to Yosemite can be overwhelming when there's so much to see and do. If you're only spending 3 days in the park you want an itinerary that's going to...

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 the lottery to get the permit...(sorry bad pun)... Anyway, YES...

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...

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