Southern California stargazing is easy in Death Valley

Southern California Stargazing Spots That Beat Light Pollution

Heavily urban areas make southern California stargazing difficult, but not impossible! From desert spots to more local light pollution havens, we’ve got 8 places to check out for your next meteor shower! If we could go back in time only a hundred years and tell people that the stars were gone, they’d call us crazy.
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Long Exposure Landscape Photos – 6 Essential Tips

Long exposure landscape photography often inspires the most intense ‘how did he do that?’ reactions, and for good reason. Long exposures turn rivers into flowing mist, remote lights into neon streaks, and the simplest motions into dynamic shots. If you’ve got the passion, here’s the know-how.  […]

gold wild flowers during the death valley super bloom

Death Valley Super Bloom: What It Really Looks Like!

Among California park rangers and desert-hiking explorers, the Death Valley super bloom is a near-mythical event. The wildflower bloom occurs only under very specific conditions, with the last one seen in 2005. However, does the natural display live up to the incredible hype?  […]

alpine backpacking will test your limits and teach you important life lessons

Alpine Backpacking at Big Pine: 5 Reasons to Go

The Big Pine Lakes are some of the most pristine, alpine backpacking spots in California. It’s also quite a trial to traverse, but this is a challenge that’ll expand you, mind, body, and spirit. So if you’re trying to take your outdoor game to the next level, here are five reasons to consider backpacking across
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Utah landscapes are among the best in the world

15 Amazing Images That Showcase Utah Landscapes

When it comes to natural beauty, Utah landscapes frequently top any list of American landmarks. From subterranean caves, to red-gold canyons, to monumental stone formations, no nature explorer worth their stones can afford to miss these indescribable Utah landmarks.  […]

gradients of orange and red in antelope canyon lower canyon road trip to Arizona

5 Epic Spots for an Arizona Road Trip

An Arizona road trip is a journey to one of the most attraction-filled states of the American Southwest. Not only is it home to two of the nation’s most revered tourism destinations (the almighty Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam), it holds a wealth of majestic deserts, monumental rock formations, and ancient Native American sites. There’s more to the state than most can fit into one trip. But what’s to stop you from trying, right? […]

Bucket List: Backpacking Mount Whitney

This backpacking Mount Whitney adventure is the epitome of spontaneity. Moreover, this trip has tested my limits and strengthened my will power and appreciation for Mother Nature. I want to share with you my experience on this trip so that it may inspire and guide you to the same rewarding experience I’ve had.  […]

Happy National Hammock Day! The 5 Best Hammocks to Help You Hang Out In Style

Ohhhhhh, yes. Arguably one of the comfiest occasions of the year, National Hammock Day has got us all fiending for some good ol’ R&R beneath some shady leaves. To help you take advantage of this day to the fullest, we’ve curated some of the coolest hammocks, perfect for lounging with your loved ones.   1)
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Backpacking to Reflection Canyon – Comprehensive Guide

Backpacking to Reflection Canyon Overview Reflection canyon is basically an extension of the Lake Powell. Backpacking to reflection canyon is a highly challenging venture of about 20 miles, and this intense hiking has become increasingly popular of late. This location was revealed in the year 2006 by the National Geographic Channel when they published an article
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VISUAL REPORT: Sony A9 Announcement – Lightning Fast Full Frame

Sony A9 – A Big Move by Sony For all you camera lovers and professional photographers out there, I know you’ve probably been anticipating this news for a while now. Yes, it is finally here and is set to be released soon with some exciting and cool features. Sony has unveiled its most advanced and fast full-frame, the A9 mirrorless
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Backpacking Equipment – Beginner Must Haves

  Backpacking Equipment If I had to go through the purchase process again to prepare for a couple night out in the back country, the items below are the several items I’d buy to get started. It will make your backpacking trip much more comfortable while not making a dent into your bank account. After doing some
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hiking to toketee falls in oregon is heaven on earth

Hike to Toketee Falls – Heaven on Earth

Hike to Toketee Falls in Oregon. The state of Oregon is blessed with some amazing hiking trails. There is always something to discover in Oregon.  For example, you have the incredibly beautiful Wahclella Falls along the Columbia River Gorge. One of the most beautiful areas in Oregon is Douglas County. It is in this county that you
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fire falls in yosemite horsetail fall looks like lava

Fire Falls in Yosemite – Horsetail Fall gets LIT!

Fire Falls in Yosemite – What is it? At the end of January and the beginning of February, you’ve probably seen posts and news about the fire falls in Yosemite. I actually had my eye on this during the end of 2015 but I missed it in 2016. As you may know now, Yosemite National
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wahclella falls hike in oregon.

Wahclella Falls Hike – Hidden Gem in Oregon

Wahclella Falls Hike in Oregon Are you planning to be in Portland, Oregon and have a day to explore? It is worthwhile to make a trip to the Columbia River Gorge, with the Wahclella falls hike on your list of things to do. If you’ve already done some intense backpacking, then the trail to Wachlella falls
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two attendee together release lantern at rise festival

Rise Festival – Thousand Lanterns In the Desert Sky

Rise Festival in the Mojave desert Every year, thousands of people gather together to celebrate something different. Rise Festival celebrates in the Mojave desert, more specifically at the Moapa River Indian Reservation. This event is held at night where thousands of lanterns are ignited and light up the desert sky. There are several Rise festival
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essential backpacking and camping items to stay comfortable

Essential Items for Backpacking and Camping

Backpacking and camping – What items to bring. What you bring with you while backpacking and camping will either make or break your experience. The goal here to be as comfortable as possible with just the essentials. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a couple luxury items. A couple of luxury items I cannot leave without
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Miyazaki Tribute Gallery – LA’s Mid-City Arthouse Pays Homage

Huge turnout for the MidCity Arthouse Miyazaki Tribute Gallery

This past weekend, the Mid-City Arthouse in Los Angeles honored animation luminary Hayao Miyazaki and his works with a Miyazaki Tribute Gallery for the ages. The show featured submitted works from an array of talented artists, working in multiple media. But they had one thing in common: a rabid devotion to one of the most inspiring individuals in contemporary popular art. […]