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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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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Loving the Loved To Death Park: How to Avoid Crowds in the Smokies

Avoiding The Crowds is Key to Enjoying America's Most Visited National Park There are no shortage of published sources that tell you how to have a great time in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. On the subject of avoiding the crowds, most of the advice boil downs to, “Don’t go where the other people do …

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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 Incredible Shrinking (and Late Arriving Fall) Color Show

Higher Temps and More Rain, Humidity Mean a Later Onset of Autumn How did this year’s fall color display in the Appalachian Mountains compare with those of years past? The short answer, at least when we were there to experience it, is…not that well. For the second straight year, fall colors came late to the …

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Another Unheralded Gem of the National Park System

Teddy Roosevelt National Park *This post continues the mining of old photographs taken in the pre-digital era. We therefore apologize in advance that the quality of the pictures is not quite up to the usual standards. Today we’re again going back into the vault, to the days when photographs were printed on paper, phones didn’t …

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Where Was Our First Hike Together? Believe It Or Not…

Hemmed in Hollow, Arkansas Yep, dang ole' Arkansas *This post continues the mining of old photographs taken in the pre-digital era. We therefore apologize in advance that the quality of the pictures is not quite up to the usual standards. Also note that our description of the falls was accurate for the time we visited, …

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