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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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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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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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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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