Hiking tours into the Grand Canyon. Rim to Rim, Bright Angel Loop, South Kaibab – with our without mule support.

What is the difference between the South Rim and North Rim of Grand Canyon?

Regardless of which rim you choose to visit at the Grand Canyon, you are sure to find the spectacular and expansive views you might expect at this world-famous destination. However, it can be hard to decipher what the difference is between the South Rim and the North Rim. While both rims come highly recommended, here…

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The Best Backpacking Camping 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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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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