Have you ever worked hard for something and thought to yourself, “This better be worth it?” Imagine that with a vision of the best-case scenario in mind, you trudge along and find that your expectations are satisfied. But then you take it even further, and something happens that blows your best-case vision out of the water […]Read more "Cascade Canyon, a Wonder Wrapped in a Miracle"
Can you tell a black bear from a grizzly? Elk from a mule deer? Today I’m going to talk about ten pretty cool animals that you might get to see while hiking in the Rocky Mountain region. This list is definitely not complete, but don’t worry, I’ll post a part two. I hope this will be […]Read more "Do You Know Your Animals? (Part One)"
Deep in the heart of Yellowstone National Park lies a place unlike any other. It is a destination that has drawn in millions of visitors from across the world. Although it is admittedly a touristy area, it offers hiking opportunities with views that will make even the most seasoned hikers have to pause in admiration. […]Read more "Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon"
As human beings, we often tend to see nature as a never-ending resource. We tend to see our impact for better or worse as insignificant, which is why it is easy to justify doing things that harm our environment and equally easy to justify not doing things to help protect it. As hikers, I believe […]Read more "Protecting Our Trails"
It’s one of the best hikes of the Teton Range. In my opinion, it’s one of the best hikes in the whole area. Like top five status. If you haven’t been acquainted, allow me—the Darby Canyon Wind Caves is like no other trail. Boasting pristine forests, flowered meadows, and crowned by a cascade descending from […]Read more "Darby Wind Caves: Waterfalls, Caves, and More"
There I was, on a sixteen mile day-hike in Salt Creek Canyon, a remote stretch of Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah. It was August, and it was hot in the desert. My buddy and I hiked along a beautiful creek, viewing ancient rock paintings and dwellings built by native people who had come and […]Read more "Why Water is Your Friend"
The area around Island Park is a Mecca for city-dwellers looking to escape out from the hustle and bustle and into the scenic and serene. It’s even a go-to for Southeast Idaho locals. It’s no wonder then, that some of the best hikes in the area would be found nearby. I am excited to present […]Read more "Targhee Creek Trail, Gem of Island Park"