The Rae Lakes and the Soggy Night From Hell

The Rae Lakes Loop, Day 3 The weather forecast we got from the bulletin board outside the backcountry center at Road’s End on the first day proved to be entirely accurate. It had predicted rain on the morning of the third day of the trip lasting all day. In fact, even before the sun set …

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Giant Adventures

The Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park Having safely established our base in King’s Canyon National Park, it was time to go see the other and more heavily visited side of this fabulous complex of protected lands…that being Sequoia National Park. Sequoia is smaller than Kings Canyon, but owing to the fact that it’s most singular …

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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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