Backpacking Through Canyonlands National Park Needles District

Backpacking Through Canyonlands National Park Needles District

Well hello there!

I know, I haven't written much on the blog lately, but it's only because I've been a filming + editing machine on YouTube!

I'm currently uploading twice a week over there - which is no small task since it's just me planning + filming + editing + uploading all the content on this corner of the Internet.

When I'm not working or editing video on the computer, I'm usually doing something outside!

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A Guide to Enchantment in the San Juan Mountains (4 Must-Do Hikes)

A Guide to Enchantment in the San Juan Mountains (4 Must-Do Hikes)

When I first experienced the San Juan Mountains in Colorado I was twenty years old and on a cross-country bicycle trip. It was my first time "out West" having spent most of my life until that point over on the East coast.

We already biked up and over the southern part of the Rockies - the mountains that everyone associates with Colorado - so I was surprised when I rolled into Ouray, CO and was greeted with these spectacular mountains.

They call it the "Switzerland of America". I've never been to Switzerland so I cannot refute nor endorse this statement.

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Guide to the Grand Canyon (North or South Rim?)

Guide to the Grand Canyon (North or South Rim?)

So... I lived out of my car all Summer.

Yup. And I must say, it was awesome and I can't wait to do it again.

I went anywhere I wanted, whenever I wanted, and met a whole bunch of interesting people along the way.

The lessons I learned during this time are vast. I couldn't have imagined just how much the experience would change my life and how much more confident in myself I would become.

Last Summer, I just added things to my "must-do" list, but didn't really do any of them. This Summer I said f*ck it, I'm doing all this stuff with or without other people.

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Guide to Backpacking Red Castle in the High Unitas, Utah

Guide to Backpacking Red Castle in the High Unitas, Utah

Up in the High Uinta Wilderness of Utah there is a castle. This is no ordinary castle... it's a castle made of rock that turns a fiery red as the setting sun reflects off its jagged stone exterior.

This castle is not made by man, but by nature with a patience that only she knows.

You can only get to this castle by foot or horseback, making it all the more special when you do arrive. With this post, I've got details on how and when to go!

Add this one to your bucketlist for 2017, okay? It was one of my top backpacking trips of the year.

First thing to consider is the time of year you go. The High Unitas are, as the name implies, high. Some places still have snow well into the Summer months.

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