I recently went on an epic 5-day roadtrip to Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. It was an incredible weekend filled with mountains, views and the opportunity to reconnect with nature, one of the goals for my year of adventure. The first stop, Zion National Park, was nothing short of amazing, though not exactly what I was expecting. The Narrows v. Angel’s Landing For the longest time I had been ogling videos…

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Bear Lake trailhead is the most popular spot in Rocky Mountain National Park, with the parking lot at capacity usually by no later than 7am. A lot of people want to hike this trail, and there’s a reason for that. With up to 4 alpine lakes, well-marked paths and dream-like views, it’s an enjoyable way to spend a day in nature. An alpine lake is a lake at 5,000 feet altitude or more. Bear Lake…

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So you want to climb Huayna Picchu? Well get ready, because it’s not for the faint of heart! Also referred to as Wayna Picchu, this formidable mountain overlooks the ruins of Machu Picchu, a world wonder, and offers a unique vantage point as you hike 8,900 feet into the clouds. The price of admission? Aside from an extra $20 or so, you pay for the view with a 1 1/2 to 2 hour trek through wilderness, in high…

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Can you do Machu Picchu in one day? Of course you can! I did Machu Picchu and the surrounding Sacred Valley in just 5 days, so it is doable. Granted, if you want to hike the Inca Trail, you’ll need that time alone just for your camping expedition. But you can get the full experience of the site without roughing it for days beforehand to get there, and here’s how! The first thing you need to do is…

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