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View of Tumalo Falls

Tumalo Falls Hikes & Tips for Visiting

Tumalo Falls is a stunning 97 foot waterfall with a near vertical drop, making it one of the most iconic waterfalls in Central Oregon. With a number of accessible viewpoints, hiking trails, and additional waterfalls, this is a great place to explore if you’re visiting Bend and want to spend a day outdoors! In the post below we share all the details you need in order to visit and hike Tumalo Falls.
Bridal Veil Falls with leafy trees on either side

Explore Bridal Veil Falls

If you’re chasing waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, add Bridal Veil Falls to your list! Get all the details for this easy waterfall hike in this guide.
Woman looking at Little Harbor from the trail on Catalina Island

Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail

With mountainous terrain, stunning ocean vistas, and a captivating island mystique, the Trans Catalina Trail is a completely unique backpacking experience – unlike anything else in the United States. This Trans-Catalina Trail backpacking guide will give you all the information you need to plan and hike this unique 38 mile trail on Catalina Island.
Megan relaxing in ringbolt hot spring

A Guide to the Arizona Hot Springs

The Arizona Hot Springs (aka Ringbolt Hot Springs) are located along the Colorado River just south of the Hoover Dam. Tucked away inside a colorful slot canyon, these hot springs offer a beautiful environment to enjoy a nice long soak. They can be accessed by boat via the Colorado River or by hiking a 5.8…
Michael looking out at Russell Lake

Getting Out There: Backpacking to Russell Lake in Oregon’s Jefferson Wilderness

Trail Closure: This area of the Mt Jefferson Wilderness is currently CLOSED due to the impacts of the Lionshead Fire. More information and updates can be found on the Willamette National Forest website. Nestled in a sprawling alpine meadow in the shadow of Mt. Jefferson is the picturesque Russell Lake. We made an overnight backpacking…
Megan and Michael standing together in the Narrows

How to Hike the Narrows Using Gear You Already Own

In the summer and early fall, when the water is warm, you can hike the Narrows with the basic hiking equipment you probably already own. The Narrows is by far the most popular hike in Zion National Park. It begins towards the back of Zion’s main canyon, where the Virgin River emerges between the towering…
Heart lake with Mount Shasta in the distance

Backpacking to Heart Lake in Mt. Shasta

While our overnight backpacking trip up to Heart Lake in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest allowed us to experience stunning alpine terrain and awe-inspiring mountain vistas, it only required a short 3 mile round trip hike! It was short, sweet, and thoroughly epic. We had visited Mt Shasta nearly a year ago, during the first couple…