The Narrows in Zion National Park is one of the world's largest slot canyons. We hiked the Narrows top-down in October 2012. Amazing photos of the Narrows.
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We are going to be able to start focusing on doing some more area exploration via trail as the temperatures start to cool down just a little bit. Farcountry Press sent us an excellent book of Yellowstone Day hikes which we will be working through (and reporting on) along with our own explorations. Since [...]
A true oasis lies between Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls This year’s trip to the Havasupai Indian Nation and the collection of waterfalls including Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls, was nothing short of epic. I had been to Havasu Falls once before with a large group of more than 30 backpackers but I wanted this [...]
Route finding and Class 3 climbing skills are essential if you want to bag this peak. The hike is comprised of three distinct sections: the initial trail portion, the scrambling section across the sandstone, and the final ascent requiring the Class 3 climbing skills. At 6995 ft, Bridge Mountain is Red Rock's highest peak and perhaps one of its most challenging hikes in Las Vegas.
Do you ever find yourself yearning for a challenge from your hike? Every once in a while we do. Most times, though, we just want to get out on the trail, take our time, get lost in taking pictures and basically soak in every minute we're out there. However, the day we did White Rocks, well, we wanted to take our time and lose ourselves in the experience (without actually getting lost). We also apparently wanted a challenge and didn't realize it.
The John Muir Trail runs through 3 National Parks...Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia. And when not within a National Park, it runs through the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas, and Devil's Postpile National Monument. Here's an introduction to the 102-mile hike on the JMT I did with my son in the summer of 2011.
The first cool breezes of autumn blew southward into the middle of North Carolina this weekend. After a typically long and muggy summer, I was eager to hit the trail under optimum hiking conditions. I hiked two of the nicer trails in the Greensboro Watershed -- a string of lakes that supplies the city's drinking water -- and caught my first glimpse of fall color.
This is without a doubt the hardest hike I have ever done. Now that doesn't say much. I prefer day hikes to backpacking and this trip is often an overnight adventure. That said, strong legs, a stronger determination, lots of water, an extra pair of socks, travel size baby powder, trekking poles, and a water filter are essential for this epic hike. Check the Notes tab for more details on this list and why every one of those items are essential. You'll thank me after!