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Guided Versus Independent Hiking: Which One is Right For You?

Deciding to embark on a hiking adventure is an exciting prospect. The allure of experiencing the world’s natural beauty, breathing in fresh mountain air, and feeling truly alive can be irresistible. However, as a novice hiker, you face a critical decision: Should you opt for a guided tour or venture out on your own? Both…

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Illuminate Your Adventures: The Benefits of a Red Light on Your Camping Headlamp

When it comes to camping, a reliable headlamp is an essential tool for every outdoor enthusiast. While headlamps traditionally offer white light for illumination, many modern models now include an additional feature that sets them apart: a red light. Though seemingly subtle, the inclusion of a red light on your camping headlamp can bring a…

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Hiking Books to Inspire Outdoor Adventure

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a good time to consider some simple gifts and stocking stuffers for your family and friends. And what better gift than a book to inspire. We’ve compiled a list of some of our guides’ favorite adventure books that we hope might inspire the seasoned or budding adventurer…

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The Best Hiking Trips in Grand Canyon for Families

Grand Canyon boasts beauty and adventure beyond compare. Hiking and backpacking at this world-renowned National Park is the best way to enjoy a fully-immersive experience with your family. Here are three of our favorites, and what we believe to be the three best hiking trips in Grand Canyon for families:   Havasupai Gardens Backpacking Trip…

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Three Top Destinations for Hiking Vacations in the Southwest

The southwestern United States is home to some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. And with that scenery comes some incredible opportunities to explore on foot. So if you’re idea of vacation includes a bit of sweat and adventure, here are some of the best destinations to consider.   Grand Canyon – This…

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The Best Backpacking Gear List

Any successful endeavor requires good planning. And your next backpacking/camping trip is no exception. A tried-and-true checklist can take the guessing work and uncertainty out of your packing party and leave you confident that you’ll have everything you need to be comfy, cozy, and having fun.   The specific items you ultimately bring along will…

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Things To Do in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a stunningly scenic town in northern Arizona famous for its unforgettable red sandstone rock formations, restaurants, resorts, and outdoor adventure opportunities. Many of the almost 5 million annual visitors come for the sunshine, sightseeing, and vibrant art scene, but there are plenty of great ways to spend your time.   First, there…

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Where to Stay in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the West’s most beautiful and unique places to hike. This geologic wonder, known for its astounding concentration of “hoodoos”, is open year-round. There are, of course, certain times of the year that are better to visit Bryce Canyon than others, but that’s another article. So, where should you…

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Grand Canyon May Be Expanding Cell Phone Service Within the Park

As nature lovers leave their cubicles to feel the Arizona sun on their faces, most are happy to know that phone calls within Grand Canyon will be left at the Rim. With limited cell phone service within Grand Canyon, hikers and backpackers can take in the incredible scenery and enjoy every moment of outdoor bliss…

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Beginner Backpacking Trips in the Southwest

Backpacking is becoming more and more popular as the social media world exchanges photos of the most miraculous places on earth. The Southwest, specifically, has become a destination for those seeking beginner backpacking trips with a guide. Here are just a few of our favorite beginner backpacking trips in the Southwest:   Indian Gardens –…

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