5 Arizona Swimming Holes to Jump Into

5 Arizona Swimming Holes to Jump Into

Arizona summers are brutal. “Yeah but it’s a dry heat” holds no credibility when it’s 115+ outside. Luckily, there are oases scattered all over the desert perfect for cooling off in the summer heat. Some of them require permits and some hot...
Leave No Trace: The Principles to Keep Nature Beautiful

Leave No Trace: The Principles to Keep Nature Beautiful

“Take only pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time.” These are the golden rules of Leave No Trace. We’re living in a utopia of outdoor exploration. 330 million people visited our national parks in 2016, an all-time record. The popularity of...
The Ultimate Hiking Workout for Desk Jockeys

The Ultimate Hiking Workout for Desk Jockeys

Sitting down in an office chair all day is hell. The Mayo Clinic links prolonged sitting to both obesity and metabolic disease and it can wreak havoc on your mobility and overall fitness. Moving straight from the office chair to a multi-day backpacking trip is like...
Trail Tales: Druid Arch, Canyonlands National Park

Trail Tales: Druid Arch, Canyonlands National Park

The druids didn’t build Druid Arch like they (maybe) did Stonehenge. The man-made structure in England is puny compared to the marvels carved out by millions of years worth of wind, sand, and water of the southwest. I couldn’t find an origin for the name...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Paid Vacation Days

5 Ways to Maximize Your Paid Vacation Days

Our vacation days are precious. The average American worker gets only 10 days of paid vacation per year, so we do everything possible to make them count. The best camping and hiking trips require more than just a standard weekend, so use these five tips to make the...
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