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How to Prevent Blisters, Chafing & More While Hiking

Hiking isn't just a walk in the park. There are so many obstacles that can make or break a hike - i.e. weather, remoteness, lack of life essentials like water and lack of immediate assistance if a medical issue arises. This article isn't necessarily about these things...

September 6, 2016

Hiking down hill seems easy, but it is rough on the knees - especially when hiking down big changes in elevation like those found in Grand Canyon and Yosemite. You need to prepare your knees for the constant pounding they will receive so try out these simple Yoga moves...

August 31, 2016

It is easy to just throw out some numbers about the size of Grand Canyon. The place is huge! But what does that really mean? Well, we're here to help you wrap your head around what huge actually means and give you some other facts to wow all your friends at your next...

August 19, 2016

What is "Roughin' It" and why do we like it rough? Read on and find out why!

July 15, 2016

An adventure into the Great Outdoors, whether a backpacking trip into Grand Canyon or a stay in a remote cabin in the High Sierras, poses many challenges. You have to be prepared for all the wonders and adventures nature throws at you while you are out...

July 8, 2016
Pack Mules Historic Photograph

Here at JRI, we believe there is just something too cool about carrying your own pack when hiking the Grand Canyon. Beyond the glory and sense of accomplishment you get from having your whole life on your back while having an awesome experience, we have compiled some...

July 3, 2016
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