The King of Canyons

Back in November we featured Big Bend National Park in Texas, which we nominated as the most underrated National Park in the entire system. It’s big, it’s wild, it’s scenic, and compared to other parks, it’s seldom visited. However, there are many other very underrated National Parks. In fact, we can easily make a case …

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from BecauseItzThere! The Holidays are a time when things can get a little bit stressful, sometimes even depressing. That's one of the reasons we have a celebration at this time of year! One of the ways you can avoid the Holiday Blues? Get Outdoors! We hope you are enjoying an …

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The Best Bad Advice On Hiking!

Want The Best Bad Advice On Hiking? It's All Too Easily Found   There Latin phrase that has been adopted for consumers…Caveat Emptor. Buyer Beware. Anyone know what the Latin phrase for ‘Surfer Beware’ is? It is a truism of the internet…if you search in any popular search engine for a greatest or best or …

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New Member of the Team!

Fitz Roy Joins the BecauzeItzThere Team! As part of BecauzeItzThere's charter mission to bring you the best in outdoor recreation from around the globe, we have added our newest 'cast member' to the team...please welcome Fitz Roy! Fitz Roy is the only current member of our dog sled team. We were hoping to make a …

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The Great Smoky Mountains: A Love(d to Death) Story

How (Not) to Enjoy Americas Most Visited National Park In our last post we visited Charlie’s Bunion, one of the most popular hikes in the most loved to death national park in America…Great Smoky Mountain National Park. GSMNP is a fantastic place, and Charlie’s Bunion sure is a great viewpoint. But this is definitely a …

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The Hike to the World’s Most Celebrated Bunion, Charlies!

Charlie’s Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park *We have added Charlie’s Bunion via the AT to our list of Great Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. It’s actually a no-brainer on this list, a hike that everyone in the region eventually does. It would also be very near the top of our favorite hikes named for …

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It’s December and Guess What’s Coming Down the Chimney? A Rock!

Chimney Rock State Park, NC *We have added Chimney Rock to our Best Places to Hike in the Southern Appalachians. Though developed already (maybe a little overdeveloped) this is yet another park that could be much better than it already is. **We last visited Chimney Rock State Park almost nine years ago. Though the photos …

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