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VIDEO: Bryce Canyon National Park

Though our time at Bryce Canyon began with a bout of cold rain, things quickly turned around and we wrapped things up in typical Switchback Kids style. During our four-day tour of Bryce Canyon, we: Attended four ranger programs Drove to popular overlooks Hiked short trails through the hoodoos Explored 32 miles of backcountry trails… Read more »

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CAMPLIFE: One Month on the Road

*Some of the following items have been given to us by sponsors and companies we partner with. Opinions stated are fully our own.* As I am writing this, we have been on this adventure for a total of 32 nights. Seems crazy, but it’s flying by! I thought it’d be fun to give you guys a… Read more »

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VIDEO: Great Basin National Park

The magazine BACKPACKER, which I subscribe to, once called Great Basin the quietest National Park in America. No doubt its recent creation (1992) and extreme remoteness  in eastern Nevada (the closest town with over 5k people is 142 miles away) make it an overlooked destination for many. That’s a real shame for those “many” because we… Read more »

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BEAUTY IN THE UNDERSOLD: Great Basin National Park

*We are changing things around here a bit on our site. Instead of writing up lengthy, detail-heavy descriptions of our time at the parks, we are going to give ourselves time to be a bit more reflective and thoughtful. We will now feature posts like this (along with videos still), which give you a look… Read more »

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HIGHS AND LOWS AT THE UNEQUALED ZION

We’ll tell you straight out… we had very high expectations for Zion. Out of the 11 parks we had scheduled for our first leg Zion was the one we were both looking forward to most. Crazy slot canyons, one-of-a-kind hikes and spectacular rock formations all make Zion a crown jewel of the NPS. We found… Read more »

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VIDEO: Zion National Park

Let’s be honest. Zion National Park is popular for a reason. Although we shared the park with hundreds of tourists, we also were able to step out of the crowds and into the parts of Zion that are a little more wild. In doing so, we experienced four busy days of: Observation Point Trail –… Read more »

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GRAND CANYON RIM TO RIM TO RIM: 4 days, 55 miles and 1 hitchhike

Backcountry permit applications for the Grand Canyon open up on the first of the month 3 months before. You have to print out the application, fill it out with all possible itineraries, fax it to the backcountry office and wait to get your permit or denial letter in the mail. Getting the permit (to camp… Read more »

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5 WAYS TO CONTROL THE CHAOS AT THE GRAND CANYON

Even though it’s not the deepest, widest, or longest canyon in the world, the canyon in northwest Arizona is the one Grand Canyon. And for good reason. Seeing the Grand Canyon in the way we did during the first leg of our trip is a bit indescribable. But, as you might have guessed, we’re going… Read more »

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VIDEO: Grand Canyon National Park

There are several giant cliches I could say about Grand Canyon National Park, and one of those is that pictures and videos hardly do it justice. But we have a video for you all anyway. There is so much to do at the Grand Canyon, and so many people doing it. Wanting to find a… Read more »