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Three Best Yosemite Backpacking Trips | Multi-Day

When we venture out of our normal Four Corners region to escape the summer heat of the desert Southwest, we love to head to the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California. Yosemite National Park is an incredible summer hiking destination. What better place to escape the heat than to explore the numerous waterfalls, high alpine […]

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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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Four Tips When Hiking With Kids

Hiking with our kids can be a wonderful way to share and bond as a family. With most kids currently out of school and very few public facilities open, we wanted to provide a few tips to help you get outside and active with your children. And what better way to practice social distancing and […]

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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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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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Four Season Guides Gears Up To Celebrate 20 Years in Business

Four Season Guides, located in Flagstaff, Arizona is gearing up to celebrate 20 years in business as a tour operator. The business, which is located in Northern Arizona, not far from the Grand Canyon, is both locally owned and owner-operated. When people hear the brand “Four Season”, they often confuse it with the resort – […]

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What It’s Like to Take a Guided Hike

“These are special places where nature still calls the shots.” That is how the United States Forest Service describes 109 million acres of wilderness under its guidance – a swath of land greater than the size of California. There are questions the Forest Service poses in preparation to visiting these “special places”: How reliant are […]

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Solotravel

Traveling Solo? There’s a Hiking Group Waiting For You

Henry David Thoreau once observed, “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.” Now, over 150 years later, so many contemporary travelers are planning and embarking on their own adventures that […]

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