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After a long winter, I’m usually in a rush for summer to start so I can go backpacking. But it can be frustrating since most trails are snow-covered well into June and July. However, if you know where to look, there are lots of places to go on spring backpacking trips in British Columbia. While …

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A few years ago, I spent 10 days camping in Yellowstone National Park. It was sooo nice to wake up each morning in the park. It made getting out to see the sights or go for a hike MUCH easier since we didn’t have to commute into Yellowstone. And for me, camping is the best …

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If you’re like me, the first part of each year is all about planning where I’ll go backpacking in the summer. One of my favourite places to go backpacking is Washington state. And many of the most spectacular backpacking trips in Washington require reservations. So I’ve put together a complete list of the 2024 Washington …

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The Pacific Northwest is packed with all sorts of amazing destinations from large cities to towering mountains and miles of ocean coastline. Taking one of the best Washington road trips is a great way to fully explore this stunning area. With opportunities to explore some of the nation’s most beautiful national parks, view incredible wildlife, …

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You might know Death Valley as the lowest and hottest place in North America. But there are so many other incredible things to do in Death Valley National Park. It is famous for its diverse and interesting landscapes, from rocky mountains to sand dunes, salt flats, and canyons.  Death Valley National Park is the perfect …

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Have you ever dreamt of standing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Or seeing the mighty Colorado River up close? While most visitors to this National Park only see the Grand Canyon from its rims, the truly adventurous can experience it from a completely different perspective by taking on the challenging and breathtaking Bright Angel …

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Looking for exciting outdoor activities near Las Vegas, beyond the casinos and bustling nightlife? This vibrant city is surrounded by sprawling natural beauty, from red sandstone peaks at Red Rock Canyon to tranquil waters at Lake Mead. In this post, Happiest Outdoors Contributor Shannon will guide you through the best outdoor adventures around Vegas. It …

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Arizona is an incredible state full of endless outdoor adventures and incredible scenery. To really see everything the state has to offer, it’s totally worth it to go on an Arizona road trip. You can visit beautiful destinations such as Sedona and the Grand Canyon.  In this epic outdoors Arizona road trip itinerary, you will …

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A few years ago, I spent a few days escaping winter by heading to the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The sun was bright, the desert was warm(ish) during the day and the scenery was spectacular. I spent three nights camping, hiking and exploring with friends, but  I wish I had …

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