Abyss Lake Trail in Colorado – Backpacking Guide

Abyss Lake is a stunningly beautiful blue Colorado body of water sitting in the alpine bowl below two of the state’s highest peaks, Mount Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mount Evans (14,265′). The jagged 13,842′ Mount Spalding closes off the bowl and completes the alpine scene in a way that steels the show. Abyss Lake is found…

Upper Diamond Lake Trail Guide – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness is home to one of our favorite backpacking trips the Pawnee – Buchanan Loop. Because of this, we have been eager to return and explore more of the area. Diamond Lake is located in the heart of the wilderness area and is widely regarded as one of the best day hikes…

Backpacking the Titcomb Basin in Wyoming – Complete Guide

Located deep in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountain Range is a backpacking trail dominated by mountain peaks that scrape the sky and a landscape covered in beautiful lakes and tarns. Backpacking the Titcomb Basin takes hikers from Elkhart Park near Pinedale, Wyoming more than 16 miles into the remote backcountry of the Bridger Wilderness in Sublette…

Tonquin Valley Trail Guide – Jasper National Park

I can best sum up the 27.5-mile adventure of hiking the Tonquin Valley Trail in two words—muddy and gorgeous. The views found on this trail are some of the most amazing in Alberta, Canada’s Jasper National Park. The highly glaciated, jagged peaks of the Rampart Mountain Range drain into the massive Amethyst Lake. The downside…

Hiking the Yellowstone River Trail

When you think Yellowstone National Park, you probably immediately envision geyser basins, and herds of bison. While there is nothing wrong with that there is so much more to this amazing, massive park. Hiking the Yellowstone River Trail as it flows from Tower Junction out of the northwest corner of the park is a great…