Trip Report

Hiking to the Birthing Cave — Sedona, AZ

Hiking to the Birthing Cave — Sedona, AZ

A short and easy walk to a peaceful and magical spot with a beautiful Sedona valley view that will leave you feeling invigorated and reenergized

Hiking to Soldier Pass Cave — Sedona, AZ

Hiking to Soldier Pass Cave — Sedona, AZ

The Soldier Pass Cave is still one of the coolest caves I’ve hiked to. This is just one example of why I love red rock country in Sedona so much

Hiking Down to Peyto Lake — Banff National Park, Canada

Hiking Down to Peyto Lake — Banff National Park, Canada

This short but steep hike offers unique perspectives of this iconic lake that is normally only seen from above, and you’ll have the entire lake to yourself!

Hiking Taft Point and the Fissures — Yosemite National Park, CA

Hiking Taft Point and the Fissures — Yosemite National Park, CA

A short and easy classic Yosemite hike to the edge of a cliff with vertigo-inducing views of the valley below and incredible geological features

Hiking the Big and Little Beehive Circuit — Banff National Park, Canada

Hiking the Big and Little Beehive Circuit — Banff National Park, Canada

In just under 8 miles you’ll get to see some of the best mountain views and alpine lakes that the Lake Louise area has to offer.

Backpacking Havasu Falls - Havasupai, AZ

Backpacking Havasu Falls - Havasupai, AZ

Characterized by multiple bright turquoise waterfalls flowing from brilliant red rock, Havasu Falls is truly a unique destination.

Backpacking the Lakes Trail Overnight to Pear Lake — Sequoia National Park, CA

Backpacking the Lakes Trail Overnight to Pear Lake — Sequoia National Park, CA

Only a six mile hike past an epic valley lookout and four gorgeous alpine lakes makes the Lakes Trail one of the most popular trails in Sequoia National Park

Backpacking Fontanillis Lake to Dicks Peak — Desolation Wilderness, CA

Backpacking Fontanillis Lake to Dicks Peak — Desolation Wilderness, CA

Only a 5 mile hike in, Fontanillis Lake is a quiet oasis that also offers access to Dicks Peak, a fun off-route scramble to its 9,974 ft summit.

Backpacking Minaret Lake — Mammoth, CA

Backpacking Minaret Lake — Mammoth, CA

Doable in a short weekend backpacking trip, Minaret Lake sits below the Minarets, some of the most dramatic peaks in the Sierra.

3 Day Jungle Trek Backpacking Corcovado National Park Costa Rica

3 Day Jungle Trek Backpacking Corcovado National Park Costa Rica

Planning a Corcovado backpacking trip is no straight forward task, so here are some tips I've gathered from our trip to help you plan

Hike Waipio Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Hike Waipio Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

The hike down Waipio Valley to the black sand beach is not for the faint of heart, as it is the steepest road of its length in the US!

Hike Pololu Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Hike Pololu Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Our favorite hike on the Big Island, this short trail offers some of the best views of sheer coastal cliffs and lush rolling valley hills on the island

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

This nice walking trail in the Hilo region leads you through lush vegetation and eventually to several good viewpoints of the 442 foot tall Akaka Falls.

Hike to Cathedral Cove — Hahei, New Zealand

Hike to Cathedral Cove — Hahei, New Zealand

The arch at Cathedral Cove is a well-known spot, yet this beach is more than just a photograph and can be well enjoyed on a beautiful afternoon

Hiking Devils Punchbowl — Arthurs Pass NP, New Zealand

Hiking Devils Punchbowl — Arthurs Pass NP, New Zealand

A short walk to an impressive 430 foot waterfall cascading off the side of a canyon wall in Arthur's Pass National Park