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…

Petrified Forest Camping & Backpacking

The sound of my alarm going off jolted me awake. I unzipped my sleeping bag and crawled out into the brisk night air. Only a day earlier we had realized that the Petrified Forest allowed wilderness camping. Now, here I was crawling out of my tent and into one of the darkest skies in North America….

Longs Peak Guide – The Keyhole Route

At 14,255′ Longs Peak towers above the rest of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. It is the only 14er within the park’s boundary and is the northernmost 14er on the Front Range. It is easily accessed from Denver, but climbing to this summit is not easy. I have summited nine other 14ers prior to climbing…

Hiking The Narrows Guide – Zion National Park

Hiking The Narrows, a 16-mile slot canyon carved out by the North Fork of the Virgin River, in Zion National Park, is perhaps the greatest single overnight hike in the world. It is certainly one of those experiences I will never forget. Need a little help figuring out the details? Then you’ve come to the…