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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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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Back for Another Year!

The Holidays are Over and We're Back Online We back from our holiday break and ready to embrace new adventures! In addition to hosting Sylvia's family from Dallas, we spent much of this time bringing the new member of the team, future BecauseItzThere dogsled captain Fitz Roy, up to speed. It has been quite an …

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OLD RAG MOUNTAIN

***As we celebrate the Holidays here at BecauzeItzThere, please enjoy this re-run of a post that appear in this space earlier in the year -- one of the most popular trails in the Southern Appalachians, Old Rag Mountain. It is our favorite single hike in the South! *Old Rag Mountain is one of Becauseitzthere's Best …

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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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