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Guided backpacking trips including Grand Canyon, Utah, Havasupai, Yosemite and more.

Remote & Wild: A True Grand Canyon Adventure

As one of the iconic National Parks in the U.S., Grand Canyon averages about six million visitors annually. If you have only experienced the congestion of the touristy areas of the South Rim, you might not be aware of the undiscovered gems that exist in the backcountry. As beautiful as the views are from the […]

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Staying Fit and Preparing for Your Hike During COVID-19

Training and preparing for your future adventure can definitely be challenging during the time of Covid-19. It might require us to be more creative to continue our fitness regimen, but it is totally possible. The best way to train for your future backpacking trips hasn’t changed from what we would have recommended prior to this […]

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The Best Time of Year to Visit Grand Canyon

Visiting Grand Canyon National Park is absolutely one of the must-do items for anyone traveling in the Southwestern US. Witnessing the scale and beauty of the world’s premier canyon system should be a bucket list item for everyone. The Grand Canyon is a 277-mile-long, 6000-foot slice through the landscape of Northern Arizona. Sheer canyon walls […]

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4 Best Grand Canyon Hiking Tours

The Grand Canyon is a 277-mile-long section of northwest Arizona that contains enough adventure to last a lifetime. Everything from whitewater rafting to fishing is available in this nearly 6000-foot-deep Wonder of the World. Surprisingly, less than one percent of the roughly six million visitors per year venture below the rim. The Grand Canyon’s full […]

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Grand Canyon Backcountry Permits

Most overnight trips into the Grand Canyon National Park require campers to have a Backcountry Permit. The process of obtaining a Backcountry Permit can be lengthy and competitive. Therefore, if you are planning to take a guided backpacking tour through the Grand Canyon, it is crucial to book a trip with your selected outfitter a […]

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Gifting ‘Adventure’ For the Holidays

Most everyone looks forward to the holidays – bright colorful lights, crisp cool weather and time with family and friends. What most everyone does not look forward to are those ugly sweaters and gym memberships that often end up under the tree. So, why not do things a little differently this year? What if you […]

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Training for a Grand Canyon Hike

The Grand Canyon is an extremely popular destination for hikers and backpackers alike. This geological marvel may look beautiful from atop but below the rim, there are steep trails, loose footing, and drastic temperature changes, all requiring thoughtful planning and concerted training. This article will address how to physically prepare for your Grand Canyon hike […]

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The Problem with Your Bucket List (A Grand Canyon Example)

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone tell me that ‘hiking the Grand Canyon’ was on their bucket list, I’d retire and spend the rest of my time…hmmm, well…hiking. These days, everyone seems to have a bucket list and if you’re someone who enjoys traveling, hiking, and exploring, then there’s a […]

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Staying Hydrated When Hiking in the Desert Southwest

Summer temperatures in the southwestern U.S. can be extreme. And though there are certainly cooler times of year to go hiking and backpacking out here, when planned thoughtfully and carefully, a hike can be extremely enjoyable. But one of the most important elements is proper hydration and nourishment. Too many people miss at least one […]

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5 Best Places to Get Your Southwest Instagram Selfie

If you have spent any time on Instagram, you have probably noticed a few of the same beautiful landscapes showing up over and over. Many of these places are located in the Southwest. The blue pools and waterfalls, slot canyons with orange light pouring into them, slickrock expanses, swimming holes, deep canyons or horseshoe-shaped river […]

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