Chelan Butte
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Rising between Lake Chelan and the Columbia River, Chelan Butte’s 3,835’ crest soars above the tiny town of the same name. Although it’s a low-elevation peak, it stands alone alongside the lake’s southeastern shore. Consequently, the butte offers some stunning … Read More

Hanford Reach National Monument
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Located in the semi-arid desert of eastern Washington, Hanford Reach is the last remaining free-flowing, non-tidal stretch of the 1,200-mile-long Columbia River. This fifty-mile expanse was preserved by chance, paradoxically as a result of the U.S. weapons program. Once part … Read More

Survival Guide: A Pandemic Winter in New England
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Winter in northern New England isn’t easy. It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s overcast far more often than it’s sunny, and it gets dark before 4 p.m. We’re not talking just a few weeks here either… it’s like this for months. … Read More

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Located within the rugged badlands of western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park was named in honor of our 26th President. An avid outdoorsman, Teddy Roosevelt is widely known as the “conservation President” for the myriad policies he implemented to … Read More

Road Trip: 2021 Edition
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After quarantining and spending a couple months in New Hampshire with family for the holidays and beyond, it was time to get back on the road. Sometime in January we settled on a place in Leavenworth, Washington. Stephan had been … Read More

Dead Horse Point State Park
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About 30 miles southwest of Moab, Dead Horse Point State Park sits atop a high plateau in the middle of eastern Utah’s barren and rugged desert. From an elevation of around 6,000 feet above sea level, Dead Horse Point overlooks … Read More

Horseshoe Canyon
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Tucked away on the outskirts of Canyonlands National Park and Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness, Horseshoe Canyon is a remote gem rife with Native American history and scenic beauty. Covering a huge swath of southeastern Utah’s high desert, Canyonlands is a maze … Read More

Eagle Crags
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After spending a gorgeous day hiking Zion’s East Rim Wilderness, Stephan and I were eager to return to the area with Sanchez. Because pets aren’t allowed on trails within the bounds of the national park, we searched for a dog-friendly … Read More

Kodachrome Basin State Park
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Tucked between Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State Park offers a handful of short hiking trails set amongst colorful sandstone formations. It was this vibrant geology that earned the park its moniker back in … Read More

Deertrap & Cable Mountains
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Located within Zion National Park’s East Rim Wilderness, Deertrap and Cable Mountains are lightly-trafficked trails where you can truly get off the beaten path and enjoy the incredible beauty of Zion Canyon. Unlike Zion’s two most popular hikes, Angel’s Landing … Read More

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