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showering in the backcountry

One of the most frequently asked questions we get for our backpacking trips is "Are there showers?" Well, you are in the big, bad, outdoors so, no. However, that should not keep you from experiencing life in the outdoors - which is so worth foregoing the shower.  Here...

September 24, 2017
Tuolumne to Yose Valley

Hiring a backcountry guide is a great idea for all sorts of reasons, but that is for another time. In short, if you’re looking to go backpacking in an area that you have never been or unfamiliar, hitting a guide can cut the learning curve substantially. Guides provide...

September 3, 2017
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
Backpacking solo on South Kaibab Trail Grand Canyon with snow on North Rim

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
Back of a backpack in Grand Canyon

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

June 11, 2017
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