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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Top 5 Must See Attractions in Yosemite National Park

There are so many beautiful things to see in Yosemite, it's hard to narrow it down, especially if you only have a few days...

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66

Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch is a delightful roadside attraction on old Route 66 in southern California. It's wonderfully weird and very much worth a...

Backpacking Permits for Paria Canyon & Buckskin Gulch

Paria Canyon & Buckskin Gulch is a beautiful stretch of desert spanning from Utah to Arizona. The Canyon has towering walls (most famously Buckskin...

What Is At The End of Zzyzx Road?

If you've every driven between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you've probably driven past the exit for Zzyzx Road on Route 15 and had...

How To Get a Permit For The Wave

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in Coyote Buttes North (not to be confused with South) in Arizona. Marked by its bright...

The Natural Bridge Hike in Death Valley

If I'm going to be honest, you can just skip this hike. It's not very enjoyable and the payoff just isn't there and there...

Guide to Visiting Mammoth Cave & Wild Cave Tour Review

I had never been down into a cave system before, let alone the lonest cave system in the world (with new areas still being...

Best & Worst Yosemite Day Hikes

Yosemite is full of hiking trails that go on for miles and miles, which almost makes it like a choose your own adventure hiking...