Posts tagged Hiking
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Let’s just say you won’t ever accidentally arrive at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. This monument is located at the very end of hwy 15, a long and twisty two-lane paved road. Surrounded by what is now Gila National Forest, the Mogollon people lived in these cave dwellings from late 1200’s until the early 1300's.

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White Sands National Monument Hiking & Backpacking Tips

The dunes at White Sands National Monument aren’t formidable. They don’t cause a quick gasp of breath the way Great Sand Dunes National Park do. But they are one of our favorite places that we have visited.

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Tombstone Mountain Campground & A Rare Boondocking Site, Yukon

There's only one campground in Tombstone Territorial Park and by luck we found a pretty nice boondocking site about 12 miles from the campground.

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Welcome To Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Photos of Tombstone Territorial Park caught my eye. Its jagged peaks that reached straight into the sky and unbelievably colorful rolling tundra. Just Google “Tombstone Territorial Park” and you’ll want to book the next flight to Yukon. On top of that, the park area is referred to as “Patagonia of the North”. For me, Tombstone was going to be the climax of my time in Yukon.

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Thachäl Dhäl Ridge Route, Kluane National Park

We had this kickass plan for hiking Sheep Creek trail in Kluane National Park. During our first trip to the Tachal Dhal Visitor Center, the ranger mentioned that we could make a loop out of the trail instead of hiking it as an out and back. We were excited to finally hike a loop trail in Yukon.

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My Love/Hate Relationship With National Parks

I remember my first national park. It was Big Bend National Park and I was a junior in college. We drove from Florida to Texas, picking up friends along the way until it was 6 of us in two cars driving the long distance across the longhorn state. We pulled into Big Bend in the dark, our car headlights catching a pack of javelinas scampering across the road.

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Mountain Bike & Hike Jasper National Park

Jerud and I didn’t make it past the Columbia Icefield on the Icefield Parkway the last time we were in the area. So we were eager to see the rest of the Icefield Parkway and spend a couple of days in Jasper National Park.

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Revisiting Banff National Park

I was super excited to go back to Banff National Park. The first time Jerud and I visited was in 2010 and we had an absolute blast. It’s a trip we still talk about to this day. While there we fell in love with the area, so much that during a conversation with locals we met on a trail we asked about the job market in the area.

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Blow Your Mind Hiking & Riding Around Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park doesn't seem to get as much love as Zion National Park, even though they are about 78 miles from one another. It's understandable - not only is Zion bigger in acreage, but its views are more grandiose, diverse, expansive and dramatic. There's also more hiking trails miles in Zion. But the scenery at Bryce is unparalleled to anywhere else.

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