White Sands National Park – Top 7 Must Do Things

Did you hear? What was formerly New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has been upgraded to America’s 62nd National Park! President Trump signed it into law on the 21st of December 2019. It was passed inside of a defense spending bill, which is odd. For those of you not familiar with American politics, cramming un-related…

A New Orleans Mardi Gras Experience

A New Orleans Mardi Gras is perhaps the weirdest experience of my life. For those new to the blog, we are outdoorsy people. So, prior to us seriously contemplating going to Carnival, I had no idea what the event was even about. If you are like me you probably think Mardi Gras is all about…

Craters of the Moon Trails – The 6 Best Hikes

With a name like Craters of the Moon National Monument this Idaho location beckons travelers to explore the unique landscape. The best way to explore this volcanic landscape, born of several eruptions over thousands of years, is on the well laid out hiking trails across the park. The Craters of the Moon trails are mostly…

Snowbird Pass Trail – Berg Lake Day Hike

Snowbird Pass Trail in Canada’s Mount Robson Provincial Park is only accessible as a day hike from one of the backcountry campsites on the Berg Lake Trail. Given the distance and elevation gain acquired we recommend this as a hike from one of the campsites between the Marmot Campground and Robson Pass Campground. Check out…

Backpacking Berg Lake in Mount Robson

Backpacking Berg Lake is an amazing adventure found in the wilderness of Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. This post focuses on our experience of hiking the trail. For more information on trail stats and how to acquire one of the coveted camping permits check out our Berg Lake Trail Guide. Backpacking Berg…

Slaughter Canyon Cave – The Good & The Bad

Slaughter Canyon Cave is located within the boundaries of Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Once a week on Friday morning a small group of adventurous park visitors venture into this dark world to discover the cave’s hidden secrets. The path through Slaughter Canyon Cave is a natural one. No manicured or paved trails here. This is…

The Best Canadian Rockies Backcountry Adventures

There is no end to the amazing amount of beauty to be discovered in the Canadian Rockies. Massive icefields feed glaciers that grind up the mountain rock, turning the lakes and rivers into saturated hues of blues and greens. This is a wonderland for those who love to spend time in nature. There is so…