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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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Best Backpacking Trips in Arizona

Arizona’s backcountry, with its incomparable desert landscape, is an ideal location for backpackers from beginner to advanced. Arizona has some of the best and most famous backpacking trips in the United States with adventures that can last from one or two nights to weeklong escapes. Whichever Arizona backpacking trip you choose, it is absolutely a…

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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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A Guide to Preventing Top Hiking Injuries Before Hitting the Trail

When we think of hiking or backpacking, we tend to daydream about the quiet solitude, the fresh air, the outstanding views, and the sense of adventure that can only be found in the great outdoors. Few of us think about the most common backpacking and hiking injuries. Although all injuries can’t be prevented, here are…

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Hydration Before, During and After Hiking

The body is designed to be partially fueled by fluids. For men, the need is around 3.5 liters of water or other fluids per day. This equals to 15.5 cups. Women need about one liter less per day or around 11.5 cups. If you’re hiking, the necessary intake is always more.   Start Hydrating Before…

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Hiking Grand Canyon with a Guide

Hiking Grand Canyon can be such an exhilarating and wondrous experience. The beauty and scale of the landscape are breathtaking, drawing massive crowds to see it every year. For those unfamiliar with the terrain yet eager to explore below the rim, you may want to consider hiring a guide. Here are a few advantages to…

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Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tours with Four Season Guides

Grand Canyon is one of the reasons that close to six million people from around the globe travel to the Southwest each year. From rim to rim, the majestic beauty of Grand Canyon is a sight to see. Many people have a hike through Grand Canyon on their bucket list, while other nature-lovers are excited…

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Southwest Hiking Tours: Solo Travel

As we begin to brainstorm our 2021 list of potential adventures, travels, and experiences, many will find a Southwest Adventure upon the list. Contemporary travelers are planning adventures away from family and friends, with a new trend: solo travel. This path of independence allows individuals to embark on adventures into the wild alone, but not…

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Giving the Gift of Experience for the Holidays

The Holidays are upon us. Soon we will be trimming trees, lighting candles and perhaps even spending time with those we love (at a social distance of course). If you are searching for great gift ideas this year and want to integrate some physical exercise along with family time, consider the gift of an outdoor…

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Vacationing in America’s Southwest

Although some people may think of America’s Southwest as little more than a barren expanse of hot, prickly desert full of scorpions and rattlesnakes, these stereotypes are misguided and have likely contributed to this area being a relative secret gem of outdoor recreation for so long. The deserts and mountains of Arizona and Utah have…

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