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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 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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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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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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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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