Hiking the Yellowstone River Trail

When you think Yellowstone National Park, you probably immediately envision geyser basins, and herds of bison. While there is nothing wrong with that there is so much more to this amazing, massive park. Hiking the Yellowstone River Trail as it flows from Tower Junction out of the northwest corner of the park is a great…

World’s Largest Small Town- Casey, Illinois

For decades now small towns all across America have been slowly dying as commerce and people leave for bigger cities. The mid-western town of Casey, Illinois was no different. Until a man named Jim Bolin had a dream of bigger things for his small town. He set out in 2011 to fill his town with…

Best Hikes in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Top 8

It is widely known that the most iconic formations in Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are best experienced from the water, which leads some visitors to completely bypass the interior hiking trails. They do this to their detriment as the inland area is very beautiful and should be explored fully by visitors. There are no…

Guide to Pictured Rocks Park – The First National Lakeshore

Located in Michigan’s remote upper peninsula on the coast of Lake Superior is the nation’s first National Lakeshore. Lake Superior is the world’s largest lake by surface area and it was carved out by glaciers during the last ice age. These glaciers left beautiful 200′ high cliffs along a small stretch of the southern coastline….

Backpacking Olympic National Park – Top 7 Trails

Olympic National Park is a diverse wonderland of mountain peaks, rainforests, and ocean vistas. There are many great day hikes and other adventures to be had when visiting this national treasure. However, some trails need more time to be fully explored. There are trails in Olympic National Park that journey deep into the rugged backcountry…

Hiking Olympic National Park – Top 12 Trails

Olympic National Park is often described as three parks in one and that is a well-deserved title. The beaches are beautiful with towering rock monoliths rising out of the surf. The rainforest is lush with massive ferns and towering moss-covered trees. The glaciated peaks of the Olympic Mountain Range rise into the clouds. Each type…

Hiking the Skyline Trail – Jasper National Park – Part 1

Hiking the Skyline Trail is perhaps the most iconic backcountry adventure in Jasper National Park. When visiting the Canadian Rockies most visitors put a high priority on surrounding themselves with mountain scenery and treeless alpine vistas. A drive on the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper is a great and easy way to get into…

Skyline Trail Guide – Jasper National Park

The Skyline Trail is an amazing trail in Jasper National Park where nearly 16 miles of the 28-mile journey is located above the treeline. This gives adventurous travelers unprecedented views of high alpine meadows, snow-fed creeks, turquoise lakes, and snow-capped, glaciated peaks. This section of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is wonderous, beautiful, and wild. On…