Posts tagged Wilderness
The Gunnison Route: Hiking into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Most people who visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park stay above the canyon walls, but for the intrepid and hiker, hiking into the inner canyon is a wonderful and intimate way to experience the canyon. We opted to take the short but very steep Gunnison Route down to the Gunnison River. Here’s our guide to hiking into the Black Canyon.

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In Search of the Methuselah Tree: Visiting the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

The second oldest tree in the world is located in the White Mountains in the Inyo National Forest of California. Somewhere within the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, there is a tree that was alive when the pyramids were built—the Methuselah Tree. While we were traveling along the California-Nevada border, we were hoping to pay a visit this 4,848 year old tree.

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Three Days in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is a land of contrasts, and it is probably one of the most unique national parks that we have visited. It holds the honor of being the hottest place on Earth. The lowest place in North America, Badwater Basin, is found in the park at 282 below sea level, but the mountains in the park rise to over 11,000 feet in elevation. There are white salt flats, gargoyle-esque formations of salt crystals, massive sand dunes, eroded badlands, and colorful mountains.  

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Three Days of Backpacking on the Ä’äy Chù West Trail and Observation Mountain

When your home can be parked at any trailhead, it’s easy to forego backpacking trips in favor of day hikes. However, in the Yukon, where the beautiful sites are less accessible, and there are few developed trails and even fewer roads, we decided it was time to dig the backpacks and our tent out from under the bed for a longer excursion.

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