Things to do in Alaska
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by Shelby Lynn
2d ago
In the vast wilderness of Alaska, where soaring summits meet far reaching fjords, ancient glaciers carve through rugged landscapes, and wilderness roams freely, adventure beckons. Alaska is a land of remote and exciting experiences, offering a unique blend of mountainous and coastal wonders. Known as the Last Frontier, Alaska boasts an array of activities that cater to nature enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and seekers of solitude alike. Alaska’s allure lies in its wild and untamed spaces. From the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range to the serene beauty of its coastal fjords, the state offer ..read more
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Best Hiking Near Seattle
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by Andrew Michalik
2w ago
Welcome to the Emerald City, where the urban landscape seamlessly merges with the great outdoors.  Seattle, renowned for its vibrant culture and innovative spirit, is not only a bustling city but also a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle offers unparalleled access to some phenomenal hiking. From lush forests to majestic mountains, there’s a trail for every adventurer just a stone’s throw away from the city center.  The post Best Hiking Near Seattle appeared first on Wildland Trekking ..read more
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Is Snowshoeing Fun?
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by Liz Lucas
1M ago
Is snowshoeing fun? A question I get asked every winter time. My answer…. It’s so much fun! Let me explain with an invitation to come along on a day playing in the snow. It’s a bitter cold morning in the depths of the Colorado winter. The sun is just starting to rise behind Hallet Peak as we enter Rocky Mountain National park. The pristine snow reflects light as the breeze lifts snowflakes up to dance in the golden glow. It’s a sight to behold. As we drive toward our trailhead we see the mountains come to life as the sun comes up. We stop the vehicle for our first animal sighting of the mornin ..read more
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Alternatives to Horse Packing
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by Andrew Michalik
1M ago
Horse packing is an exciting way to venture into the backcountry. Their ability to carry heavy loads allows groups to bring more resources on expeditions without expending more effort, which can significantly extend time spent in the wilderness and add to overall enjoyment. Long thru hikes can become a more realistic possibility with the addition of stock animals, and short weekend trips become a luxury.  When venturing into the uncharted wilderness, the choice of pack animals can greatly influence the outcome of your journey. While horses have long been favored for their strength and end ..read more
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What to know about National Park reservations: Yosemite
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by Tommy Smith
1M ago
When it comes to nature and hiking destinations in the United States, there is perhaps no better-known place than Yosemite National Park, and for good reason, it is a truly magical place. From its famous granite domes and stunning waterfalls, to its giant Sequoia trees and endless opportunities for recreation, Yosemite is nature lover’s paradise.   Before opening to the public as a National Park, the lands within and surrounding Yosemite, and continue to be, the ancestral home of the Ahwahnechee peoples of the Southern Sierra Miwok tribe, as well as the Paiute and Mono tribes. These indig ..read more
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What to do after a thru hike
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by Claire Van Winkle
1M ago
Completing a thru hike is epic and life changing. Popular U.S. thru hikes include the Pacific Crest Trail (the PCT), the Appalachian Trail (the AT), and the Continental Divide Trail (the CDT), although there are hundreds of trails across the globe. A thru hike can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to months to complete and is no easy feat. Anyone who is willing to charge through the elements for weeks on end, endure blisters, wild animals, difficult terrain, and uncertainty ahead – is, how should we put it? – a badass.   Because of the lengthy time commitment and th ..read more
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Backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness
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by Thaddaeus Welch
2M ago
Emigrant Wilderness backpacking is a breathtaking expanse of rugged beauty. As you lace up your hiking boots and shoulder your backpack, you are embarking on a journey into a pristine wilderness teeming with alpine lakes, towering granite peaks, and lush meadows. The trails wind through dense forests of pine and fir, offering glimpses of wildlife and the soothing sounds of nature. Each step brings you closer to a sense of freedom and adventure, as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the wilderness. Backpacking in the Emigrant Wild ..read more
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What to Pack for a Day Hike
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by Thaddaeus Welch
2M ago
Embarking on a day hike is a wonderful way to connect with nature, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. However, proper preparation is key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. In this blog post we will discuss the essential items that your day hiking packing list should have to help you stay safe, comfortable, and prepared for any situation that may arise. In addition to this day’s hiking pack list, hiker’s should leave detailed plans with someone they trust who is not going on the hike. This detailed plan should include the intended route, the potential back-up or a ..read more
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4 Stunning Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes
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by Jessica Worger
2M ago
A window into one of North America’s most scenic mountain ranges, Rocky Mountain National Park is a place where you can marvel at high peaks and spend days exploring the 350 miles of trails. The park boasts over 60 12,000ft+ mountain peaks, more than 100 lakes, and many quiet meadows for wildlife spotting. This National Park offers backpackers, day-trippers, and mountaineers a wild and scenic experience. No matter your interest or ability level, there is a wide range of Rocky Mountain National Park hikes to choose from. Getting There Approximately 2 hours West of Denver, Colorado, Rocky Mounta ..read more
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Ultimate Guide to Yellowstone National Park
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by Jessica Worger
3M ago
With geysers shooting steam 100ft in the sky, herds of bison roaming vast valleys, and waterfalls roaring in deep canyons, Yellowstone has awed people for thousands of years. The other-worldy scenes this park contains can take years to fully explore and there are still mysteries around every corner.   Yellowstone National Park is the crown jewel of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, spanning across three different states over 3,472 sq miles of land. From the gurgling geyser basins, to snow kissed peaks, to massive natural lakes, Yellowstone National Park has a vastly varied geography ..read more
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