Weekend Guide: Arches National Park

So you’ve only got one weekend, two precious days, to explore the most iconic National Park in Utah. What are you going to do? There’s so much to do, and endless things to see. So where do you even start? Can it even be done in one weekend? Is it even worth going down there if I don’t have a week off of work? You’ve come to the right place! And the obvious answer is yes, if given the opportunity, get to Arches National Park! Friday: Getting to Arches Back in February, my girlfriend and I went down into the …

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Mavic Air | Best Drone for Adventure Filmmaking/Photography

Finally, DJI has released the ideal drone for us adventure filmmakers and photographers. This summer I finally spent the money to upgrade camera bag with the DJI Mavic Air, and I have zero regrets. This review is based off my prior experience with the DJI Phantom series drones and how much better the Mavic Air is. This review is more for those who are familiar with drones, drone capability/limitations, and are maybe looking to get a smaller drone to take with them on every adventure, not just the big ones.  I’ve broken this review down into 4 categories: Size, Camera, …

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Go Hike Lake Blanche

As bad as it sounds, I try to stay away from hikes and outdoors activities that get too much praise and hype. It might just be the hipster in me, but when a  hiking trail get’s nearly 1,800 5-star reviews on AllTrails.com, it’s hard to believe it’s going to be a challenging one. The only time that many people review a trail, or anything for that matter, it’s usually something super easy and perfect for the out-of-shape, family-friendly hikers. For those hikes, which commonly get described as a 1-mile trail, entirely flat, and finishes at a pretty waterfall. However, this …

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Getting The Shot: Shooting the Stars

If you’re lucky enough to have witnessed seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes at night, I can bet you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. But capturing that moment in a photo to share with people for the  rest of your life, now that is a different story. How many times have you tried to capture those incredible stars that blanket the night sky with your camera or phone and ended up with either a black screen or a blurry mess of dots? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.  And I wanted to explain how I …

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How to: Train your Adventure Dog

I used to be so envious of all those riders and trail runners, cruising down the trails with their dogs right behind them, off leash, the entire way! I remember thinking to myself, “How do they train their dogs to be able to run like that?  Every dog I know would be off running into the woods at the first sign of a squirrel and never come back!” But I was determined, that one day, once I got a dog of my own, that it’d be the best adventure dog. Fast-forward a few years, my girlfriend, Court, and I have …

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Get your Stickers!

My sticker design has finally come in, and turned out pretty awesome (if I do say so myself). If you would like a free sticker sent to you, please give me your name and address below! As soon as I get your info, a sticker will be on its way to you via snail mail! They are 2″ in diameter, so the perfect size to put anywhere! If you would like a free sticker sent to you, please give me your name and information below! As soon as I get your info, a sticker will be on its way to …

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Top Notch Triathlon: Utah Style

5,495ft of vertical gain separates the starting line from the finish of this triathlon. It’s not your typical race, nor is it even an official event. At least, it wasn’t until August 5, 2018, because three brave souls took this challenge on with only a few days notice and they absolutely crushed it. So what exactly is the Top Notch Triathlon-Utah Version? It all started back in 2014 when my new roommates at the time invited me to compete in an annual team triathlon that raced up Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire on the first weekend in August. I took …

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The Pfeifferhorn [Video]

The Wasatch Range has been an incredible place to explore since moving here. The landscape and topography varies so much in such short distance, and the cottonwoods are the epitome of that diversity. And the Pfeifferhorn has been the most epic hike yet! In just under 10 miles, you climb and scramble up nearly 4,000 vertical feet. A true classic that you must do.   For the full story, check it out here AllTrails.com info for the Hike   

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Cassidy Arch | Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef, the least known, and visited, National Park in Utah. But it is a hidden gem. Which is quite a strange label since it is a national park. And in that park, after a long drive on a dirt road, you reach the Cassidy Arch trailhead. Though it is no Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch, or Corona Arch, the Cassidy Arch is just as incredible as the rest. Yet, I had never heard of it either until we checked out the map we were given at the Visitor Center. So don’t worry, you’re not alone. Court and I planned to …

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Swimming with Sea Turtles in Hawaii

I had always imagined, since the moment we booked the flights to Hawaii, that I’d get the chance swim with a sea turtle. But I thought it was pipe-dream. The odds of finding a sea turtle, let alone swim with one, were slim to none. Even as we gathered our bags from the baggage carousel at the airport, I was holding out hope that all the turtle memorabilia found in the gift shops weren’t going to be the only ones I’d see on the trip. And some times, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on an excursion or …

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