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A green tent set up near Perfection Lake on the Enchantments Trail
Backpacking Hiking

A Complete List of Backpacking Essentials

There is no excitement quite like the excitement of packing for a backpacking trip. Whether you’re gearing up for your first trip or you’re a seasoned backpacker, ensuring you’ve packed all of the essentials is key to having an epic trip. After years of backpacking trips, forgetting things, upgrading gear, and deciding not to bring …

Teal blue Crystal Lake surrounded by towering granite mountains along the Enchantments Trail
Backpacking Hiking Washington

Hiking the Enchantments: The Only Guide You’ll Need

Hiking the Enchantments is officially one of my favorite backpacking experiences of all time. We were among the lucky ones who scored a five-day, four-night Core Enchantment Zone permit to savor our time exploring the area. While backpacking the Enchantments Trail is the ultimate dream, it’s not the only way to hike the Enchantments. Those …

Upper Snow Lake with McClellan Peak in the background on Snow Lakes Trail
Hiking Washington

How to Hike Snow Lakes Trail near Leavenworth, Washington

Snow Lakes Trail is as equally challenging as it is breathtaking. Hikers brave enough to make the exhausting 8-mile trek uphill are rewarded with mesmerizing views of Upper Snow Lake. We were fortunate enough to complete Snow Lakes Trail on day five of our backpacking trip through the Enchantments. Since we hiked Snow Lakes Trail …

Emerald green Delta Lake surrounded by the jagged mountains of Grand Teton National Park
Hiking Wyoming

Delta Lake Hike: Best Hike in Grand Teton National Park

Distance: 7.4 miles | Type: Out-and-Back | Time: 4 – 5 hrs |  Level: Hard Conquering Delta Lake hike should be at the top of every adventurer’s list when visiting Grand Teton National Park. The trek to Delta Lake is as equally beautiful as it is challenging. Delta Lake hike offers a bit of everything to love about the Tetons: …

Girl walking atop Devils Bridge in Sedona Arizona
Arizona Hiking

Devils Bridge Hike in Sedona: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Sedona, chances are you have your sights set on completing the Devils Bridge hike. The bridge is an iconic rock formation and a rite of passage for Sedona first-timers. Devils Bridge is the largest sandstone arch in Sedona making it a very popular and heavily trafficked destination. It won’t …

Panoramic view of red mountains surrounding Sedona from the top of Wilson Mountain Trail
Arizona Hiking

Wilson Mountain Trail: Hiking The Tallest Mountain in Sedona

Distance: 11.5 miles | Type: Out-and-Back | Time: 6 – 7 hrs |  Level: Hard Wilson Mountain Trail was our favorite hiking adventure in Sedona. It’s the tallest peak in the area and rewards hikers with endless views of Sedona and beyond. While the hike is long, the trail is well maintained, and effectively graded making it an enjoyable hike …

Panoramic view from the summit of Bear Mountain Sedona
Arizona Hiking

Bear Mountain Sedona: A Challenging Hike Worth the Climb

Distance: 5 miles | Type: Out-and-Back | Time: 3.5 hrs – 5 hrs |  Level: Hard Bear Mountain Trail in Sedona is a challenging hike that leads to panoramic views of red rocks, canyons, buttes, and mountains. The trail is rugged, exposed, and puts hikers to work from the get-go. While the elevation never lets up, neither do the unobstructed …