Hidden Pinyon Trail
hidden pinyon

Andy and I hiked with a few of our friends the other day along Hidden Pinyon Trail, a 1.5 mile loop trail. It’s full of GORGEOUS red rock and little hidden caves. We loved running up the rocks to get a better view of the breathtaking canyon. We highly recommend this trail for anyone who […]

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Platypus Hydration Pack

Let’s talk hydration. I’m constantly drinking water on hikes. I’ve had a Camelbak before, but I wasn’t impressed with it. I’m tried a smaller pack, but I didn’t enjoy that either. Then I found the pack that married size, efficiency and quality into one bag: The Platypus Hydration Pack. Specs: Hydration System: This pack is […]

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Every Kid in a Park – Free Parks Pass
every kid in a park

Every Kid in a Park In 2015, the Obama administration instigated a new movement called “Every Kid in a Park.” Essentially this campaign encourages parents to take their kids to national parks and national monuments. They do this by giving free national parks passes to all 4th graders. Here is more information: The pass is 100% […]

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Camping in Zion National Park
zion national park

I am an EXTREMELY spontaneous person when it comes to weekend hiking and camping. The problem with my spontaneity is that camping is very popular in Utah and campsites fill quickly. Zion National Park, among many others, is a favorite camping/hiking destination, but without the right information, your expectations of showing up to find an open […]

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Base Layers – 32 Degrees
base layer

Last year, I went snowshoeing for the first time. It was incredibly beautiful, and also very challenging for me. It was freezing at first, but warmed up about halfway through our hike. I started stripping down layers, but of course, my sweatshirt didn’t cut it for keeping me warm. Most of us run into these problems […]

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