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

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Backpacking Foot Care Tips for the Trail

We have all heard about athletes “playing through pain.” It usually refers not to constant irritation but when a specific movement is required – throwing a ball, making a particular sports move and so on. In hiking it is different. If you have a foot malady you are in pain EVERY time you step. So […]

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The Grand Canyon One-Percenter’s Club: Exploring Below the Rim

Is 2017 the year you join the ranks of the one-percenters – the one percent of the annual five million visitors to the Grand Canyon that explore below the rim? The first thing newcomers to the canyon (the adventurous ones anyway) think after they recover from their awe and amazement is, “Wouldn’t it be cool […]

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Let’s Go Backpacking: Picture Yourself Here

  You’ve seen all the incredible photographs of the American Southwest. Everyone has. The waterfalls. The sunsets. All those surreal colors in the towering rock layers. But can you really imagine yourself in that selfie? The research, planning and logistics of it all can seem so daunting.   All of the guides at Four Seasons […]

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All Inclusive Guided Backpacking Trips: Less Stress and More Cool Experiences

  It all seems simple enough. There is an itinerary and a starting point and an ending point and destinations. But what is really built into the price for a guided hiking tour? Here are some of the benefits you can expect when hiring a guide…   Experience   At Four Seasons Guides we vet […]

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Trips With Pack Animal Support

  John Hance liked to tell stories. Big stories. His favorite was that he dug the Grand Canyon himself and piled up the rocks and dirt out by Flagstaff. He was too modest to name the mountains after himself so they call them the San Francisco Peaks today.   Hance came to the Grand Canyon […]

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What is a Basecamp Adventure?

  Admit it. As much as you love backpacking there are those days when you wish you could just end a long day of hiking at a great campsite that’s already set up and you can just kick back and relax. That is the attraction of the basecamp experience – a scenic campsite outfitted with […]

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The Best Hikes of 2016

The new year is always a time for putting together lists. With so many diverse and wondrous trails in the United States there will never be a consensus of the “best” hikes but there are some that do tend to show up on every list. We consider the following to be the Best Hikes of […]

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What is a Lodge Based Adventure?

Having the opportunity to hike into the depths of some of the Southwest’s most gorgeous and unique regions doesn’t require hauling a large backpack around nor camping.   At Four Season Guides a Lodge Based Adventure won’t include personal butlers and crystal goblets but these multi-day hikes won’t fall into the category of “roughing it” […]

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Training For Your Next Hiking Adventure

We stuffed the turkey and then proceeded to stuff ourselves. Now with another month of holiday treats and sweets ahead, I think we will all be needing a bit of shaping up before 2016’s big hiking adventures. Perhaps you have planned your own backpacking excursion or maybe you have signed up for a guided hiking […]

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The Value of Bucket Lists

Once upon a time they were simply goals. Then the popular media got a hold of them and they became “books to read before you die.” And Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson dropped them into a “bucket list” of things to experience before they shuffled off this rocky planet.   Bucket lists filled with goals […]

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