Redwood National Park: Backcountry Adventures

After doing some sight seeing around Redwood National Park, we packed up our camp at Elk Prairie campground and readied our backpacks. For our second night, we got a free permit for Flint Ridge campground, which is just south of the Klamath River. We parked at the west access, which is right above the beautiful coast on…

Layer It Up!: Grand Canyon Weather in May

We hiked the Grandview Trail on the 5th and 6th of May with an overnight at Horseshoe Mesa campground. The weather couldn’t have been better. After reading info on the National Park Service (NPS) site about hiking in the “summer,” we thought we’d have to worry about the heat, but that wasn’t nearly the case…

Arenal Volcano National Park

After arriving and spending the night in San Jose, our first stop in Costa Rica was the Arenal Volcano in Alajuela. As we approached and saw it from a distance, our excitement grew. I had looked at pictures of the volcano before our trip, but I never imagined how magnificent it would look in person.…