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If you're heading to Glacier, Zion, Yellowstone, or Grand Teton, this site will help you choose the perfect hike to explore through the blogs and shop where you can pick up the day hiking maps that I create. Scroll down and explore through the national parks, the blog, and the shop to get the perfect day hiking maps for your next national park adventure!
Looking to spend a night or two in Glacier National Park's backcountry? Get outfitted with the right knowledge to secure a permit, discover your perfect trip, and get general advice on backpacking.
Glacier National Park is a day hiker's paradise. From flower meadows, to alpine landscapes, there's plenty to explore. Click below to find the perfect hike to fill up your day.
The tall, red walls of Zion National Park beg to be explored. The Virgin River snakes through this canyon where words like "temple" are used. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
At the heart of Yellowstone National Park lies a volcano that influences every aspect of this diverse landscape. From Yellowstone Lake to the vast grasslands to the surrounding peaks, there are an abundant array hydrothermal features and wildlife. Trails lace through this wild country waiting for you to explore it. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
The sawtooth silhouette of the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park has to be one of the most iconic in all of the National Park System. Trails lace through these mountains and explore the lakes at the foot of them. They continue out into the vast Jackson Hole area. Click below to find the perfect hikes to fill up your day.
While you can drive to the overlook on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, the quiet hike up rewards you with a pleasant grade, ponds, wonderful forests, open meadows, and a few bonus vantages. It took a little bit to figure out where the trailhead actually was for Signal Mountain. We star
Finding high points in Glacier National Park in early spring (especially with a high snow pack like 2017!) can be difficult. Scalplock Lookout is one of the great options to do this. It has a south facing slope and doesn't get too high, so snow melts out earlier. Longing for a day in Glacier, we snu
Hiking out to Hermitage Point in Grand Teton National Park takes you past Heron Pond and Swan Lake which makes for a wonderful, varied trip to bodies of water on a level trail. You can go to each one or visit all three for a big loop with great birding. We found the trailhead of the Hermitage Point
After a long drive down to California, I finally made it to Yosemite National Park. I arrived in Yosemite Valley mid-morning on Saturday which was poor planning on my part. This place is crazy! (Both in scenery and the amount of people.) Anyway, I'm starting to get my bearing. Looking forward to exp
My grandfather fought in World War II like so many of what is known as the "Greatest Generation". When he came back, he resumed his life like so many others. He was a husband, my mom's father, and a pharmacist. My family is not a "military family" in the least, but I was raised with great appreciat
The Lakeshore Trail in Grand Teton National Park forms a figure-eight shape as it works its way out onto a peninsula that forms Colter Bay's north shore. This hike gives some wonderful views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons, but spends a large portion of its time in the peninsula's woods. The waters
The chain of lakes at the base of the Tetons beginning with String Lake, then progressing through Leigh Lake and Bearpaw Lake, all the way to Trapper Lakes in Grand Teton National Park is a wonderful level walk with loads of variations for all sorts of hikers. Each lake is unique and can make for a
The trail from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park forks to two wonderful alpine destinations. The north fork heads to a pair of beautiful alpine lakes tucked beneath the rugged, rocky summits, Amphitheater Lake and Surprise Lake, while the south fork wraps around and up into G
Grand View Point in Grand Teton National Park offers wonderful, high views of the Tetons, Jackson Lake, and Two Ocean Lake. The trail is short and steep. Cool mornings give more comfortable hiking and better lighting, while afternoon hiking is hotter, but illuminates Two Ocean Lake wonderfully. On a
The quiet loop around the beautiful Two Ocean Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a tale of two halves. Along the north shore, you have drier meadows with ample views of the lake, while the south shore is in the shadow of a ridge making for damp, treed walking. It's mostly level and a great day hik
The world is always transitioning, even when it feels static. In the middle of winter, transition is happening, but it feels just like, well, winter. Spring and fall are notable as they are not only part of this perpetual transition, they feel like transitions. I spent last summer hiking Grand Teton
We had a nice sunny day to head on up to go for a hike. While snow is still easy to find in Glacier National Park, we were hoping to find some dry trails. After going through a quick list, we decided that the South Boundary Trail would fit the bill. It is south facing and runs through lower elevatio