10 BEST WATERFALL HIKES IN OREGON

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Lower Oneonta Falls Oregon

For anyone that has visited Oregon, there is no denying that it is home to some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Ever since I moved to Oregon, I have made it my unofficial mission to visit as many waterfalls as I can. And while I haven’t been able to see them all (I mean after all there are over … Read More

ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

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Ready for a new adventure? Try top-rope rock climbing, it’s an activity that motivates you to go outdoors, use your strength, and have fun doing it. Not to mention, you feel like a rock star when you get to the top! (See what I did there?)   The Essentials For beginners, we recommend starting off by purchasing rock climbing shoes … Read More

NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK: THE PERFECT WEEKEND GUIDE

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Diablo Lake North Cascade National Park

If you are looking for a perfect weekend camping getaway, consider the North Cascades National Park in Washington. With just over 20,000 visitors annually, North Cascades is one of the least visited National Parks in the United States, yet camping, hiking and backpacking in most trails and campsites is FREE. With views of glaciers and the soaring cascade peaks of … Read More

10 GREAT HIKES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Huntington Beach Wetlands California

In Southern California, it seems like the sun never stops shining, so what a better way to spend a gorgeous day outside than going on a hike? Whether you are looking for an easy stroll after work or a weekend adventure away from the city, here are some of our favorite SoCal hikes: Abalone Cove Abalone Cove is one of … Read More

HOW TO ACE YOUR FIRST SOLO HIKE

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Coldwater Lake hike in Washington

You don’t always need a buddy to go on a hiking trip. Sure, it can be more fun to explore the outdoors with a friend but don’t let that stop you from going at it alone. I was little bit reluctant to go hiking by myself for the first time, but being bored at home and nobody available to join … Read More

WANT TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF HEIGHTS? GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE.

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Fear of heights and public speaking are often rated as top fears in research articles. I am extra lucky because for years I have been dealing with both. If you have experienced a true anxiety attack from a fear (whether its heights, birds, clowns, zombies or the government watching you through your TV screen), you know what I’m talking about. … Read More

THE ULTIMATE BEGINNERS BACKPACKING TRIP

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Minaret Lake in Mammoth

I had never considered myself to be an outdoorsy person or an adrenaline junkie. Most of my choices revolved around “playing it safe”; I rarely took any risks and everything scared me to death. My fiancé is a Marine Corps veteran. On top of that he is a born adrenaline junkie. When he asked me to go on a backpacking … Read More