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Woman Stretching before run

The title says it all! This article is about minimizing muscle soreness when you hike - key word, MINIMIZE (not eliminate). So don't go following the advice of this article and whine that your muscles were sore yet you did everything I said.

August 16, 2017
Backpackers hiking Tanner to Grandvire Grand Canyon

While out on your last guided adventure (or any of your guided hikes for that matter) did you ever wonder what your guide was thinking about throughout the time you spent with them? - besides their astonishment of your natural prowess in the great outdoors as you are...

July 29, 2017
5 Tips for Backpacking Alone

OK, so you're looking to travel into the backcountry on your own. Either you have no friends or family and you are truly alone in this world, or the thought of being with your friends and family in the backcountry causes an uncontrollable twitch in the entire left side...

June 28, 2017
The 13 Most Common Backpacking Mistakes

All of us were beginner backpackers at one time or another. People are not born with experience and skills. You try, you fail, you practice, you try again, you make a mistake, you try again, and so on. It is an ongoing but wonderful practice that just makes you better...

June 11, 2017
Camping in Grand Canyon on South Bass Trail

What is the perfect campsite? This is a difficult question to answer since you can't always just find a flat piece of ground and take that as your space. Use area restrictions, terrain, water sources, crowds just to name a few play a big part in selecting THE spot. But...

March 20, 2017
Traffic in Yosemite National Park during a holiday weekend

Yosemite National Park is one of the busiest of the national parks - seeing over 5 million visitors per year and the majority visiting from May to September each year. Once you are there, it will become immediatley apparent why this is the case - it is effing amazing! It...

March 10, 2017
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