Hiking & Camping with Dogs

Command training for your dog could be the difference between a face full of quills for bothering that poor porcupine. In Rocko's case, the mere sight of such a terrifying creature would freak him out and cause him never to want to go outside again.

Hiking & Camping with Dogs

Havasupai Here We Come

As permits get harder to acquire, and spaces get more crowded guided services can be your ticket to experiencing these beautiful locations while doing so responsibly.

Havasupai Here We Come

Expensive Hiking boots: Worth it or nah?

Another backpacking trip, & another chance to wear those remarkably expensive boots you got for Christmas using the 20 gift cards you request from friends and family in order to afford them. What's that? Don't you have a pair of really expensive hikers? Nah, Me either.  

Expensive Hiking boots: Worth it or nah?

Spring is here! So let's Camp.

Spring has arrived fellow humans! And you know what? It's about damn time. On Tuesday, March 20th the good Lord saw it fit to release us from the grips of winter and bless us with the first day of Spring. 

Spring is here! So let's Camp.
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Gear Review: Luci Lantern

I had a friend once say, camping is fun until it gets dark. Then all the scary movies you watched as a child start to replay in your head.

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Gear Review: Luci Lantern
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Rei Garage Sale

Like Pharell says in my new favorite song "Lemon". "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off". Let's have a quick chat about gear and how expensive it can be, after all, you won’t know how much you love being outdoors until you do it right. Having the wrong gear or a lack of supplies can really affect your experience. 

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Rei Garage Sale
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Cooking while Camping.

This past weekend I camped at Cloud Canyon National Park with my crew (my younger sister and my cousin, who’s basically my freakin sister). I love being outdoors, I literally hit a state of depression when I get back to the real world and have to prepare for the work week– but my crew, not so much.

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Cooking while Camping.
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I Hiked The Grand Canyon

RIP to my toes. Other than 1 or 2 serious blisters and a lost toenail I survived and my trip was brutal but amazing. I’m glad I challenged myself and took this epic trip for my 30th birthday.

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I Hiked The Grand Canyon