Hiking Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument has a scenic drive that allows for some aerial views of some of the largest natural bridges in the world. But to really experience these massive rock formations you will need to venture into the remote desert canyons. Visitors are able to hike directly underneath all the natural bridges but the…

Hiking Pinnacles National Park

The only way to fully experience this ancient volcanic landscape is by hiking Pinnacles National Park. While the park’s official hiking map lists 13 hiking trails I would say that they can be boiled down to four loops and one out-n-back trail. I refer to these five hiking trails as the small loop, the medium…

Hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park Guide

Jennifer and I have hiked all over the world, but hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park felt very much out of our element. I have spent a little time rock climbing in Colorado but people from all over the world travel to this remote park for the sole purpose of taking on its jagged climbing routes. We…

Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes – Top 40 Trails

The Candian Rockies are a paradise for those who love to explore mountain landscapes. This stretch of jagged mountain range is full of glacial ice, turquoise-colored lakes, massive waterfalls, flower-covered meadows, and abundant wildlife. The best way to experience this vast wilderness playground is on foot. While we do recommend a few explorations of this…

Guadalupe Peak Trail – Summiting Texas

It is said that everything is bigger in Texas. Jennifer and I have driven across the state several times and it has big-sky and big expanses. The landscape here seems to change slowly. The interior of Texas can be summed up as a lot of flat with a slight incline and very little water. The…

Meat Cove Mountain

When I first heard the words, Meat Cove a bizarre vision of a ghastly coastline covered in dead creatures entered my mind. I was left to wonder why anyone would want to go there or why someone would name a place such a thing. After a little research my thoughts about the name are historically…

Fiery Furnace Trip

Arches National Park’s Fiery Furnace trip is an amazing hike through a desert maze filled with towering red rock fins, arches and spires.

Huashan Plank Walk – The World’s Most Dangerous Hike

After months of planning, Jennifer and I were finally here in China at Huashan and on the notorious plank walk, “The world’s most dangerous hike.” I must admit that before we arrived I thought that title to be overly dramatic. I thought the title was derived only as a means of grabbing people’s attention and…

Hiking Mount Ida in Rocky Mountain National Park

If you are in Rocky Mountain National Park and you are having trouble finding the yellow-bellied marmot look no further than the Mount Ida Trail. Not to say that marmots are the only thing to be seen on this amazingly beautiful alpine trail, but they are extremely prevalent. We saw no less than 30 of…

Colorado’s Three Lakes Loop Trail

There are few trails in the world that are as short as Colorado’s Three Lakes Loop trail and yet packed with so much stunning scenic beauty. The level of difficulty (easy) is unheard of too in Colorado. If you aren’t well versed at hiking in the Rocky Mountains than you may not know that the…