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Isle Royale National Park: A Superior Hike
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We set off from the shores of Grand Portage, MN early one morning in July. Our boat, the Sea Wolf, cuts through the choppy waters of Lake Superior, carrying us 20 miles to Isle Royale National Park. The ride takes … Read More

Off the Beaten Path at Petrified Forest National Park
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The best hikes are off the beaten path at Petrified Forest National Park. Ask a park ranger for details when you stop at the visitor’s center. They will give you a spiral packed with details on their wilderness hikes. We … Read More

Arches National Park in One Fantastic Hike
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There are something like 2,000 arches dispersed in the desert near Moab, Utah in Arches National Park. Brilliant red stone reaches high into the sky to form imposing and inspiring pillars, buttes, and natural arcs of unsurpassed beauty. When you’re … Read More

Great Basin National Park, Epically Underrated
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Mountains rose up along the fault lines of Nevada and great basins sat between them. Huge bowls among chains of mountains make this landscape outstandingly scenic. Without a clear path to the ocean, water drained internally into these basins forming … Read More

Explore the Moon Caves of Cathedral Gorge
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North of Las Vegas in the Great Basin of Nevada there is a hidden treasure just along the highway. Wind, water, snow, and ice have carved away volcanic layers of ash to form crumbling yet fairly stable pillars of clay. … Read More

Hike through the Valley of Fire
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Take the scenic drive from Hoover Dam along Lake Mead (Lakeshore & Northshore Dr.) to a land of red stone. Climbing up into a garden of smooth sandstone giants, Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park is a jaw-dropping parade of … Read More