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 Canyon of Earthly Delights

Kings Canyon National Park In 2009 we returned to California for a second helping of vacation. Our time spent along the Big Sur Coast had left us more than suitably impressed enough to go back for seconds. Brian especially wanted to see John Muir's celebrated range of light, the Sierra Nevada. On our first trip, …

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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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Haleakala National Park

To Hike Beyond the Sunrise: Haleakala Volcano

Haleakala Volcano **December has been an incredible but very busy month for all of us...With the expected coming of Santa Claus, the arrival of the newest member of our Team, sled-dog Fitzroy, Sylvia having the busiest end of year in the history of her business and Site Editor Brian preparing for his CISSP exam, there …

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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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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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