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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.
A series of easily accessed beaver ponds along the Snake River is sublimely backdropped by at Schwabacher's Landing in Grand Teton National Park. It's also a perfect place to spy moose! We pulled into the parking lot of Schwabacher's Landing surrounded by a sea of sagebrush. This dry terrain
This short, level stroll through the open grasslands of Jackson Hole in Grand Teton National Park takes you to an old, historic cabin. The homesteader farmed using a series of irrigation ditches. You'll be able to see a bit of history with interpretive signs and sweeping views of the vast grassland
A great way to explore the alpine areas of Grand Teton National Park is to take the tram ride up from Jackson Hole Resort in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. From there, traverse across the sublime landscape to Marion Lake, then back down through Granite Canyon and loop back to the v
Ever get done hiking and realize that the trail sign, your map, guidebook, and your GPS are all telling you different distances? Well you're not alone. There are a few things at play here. As I'm working on my new Yosemite map, I found myself staring at the screenshot below and thought it illustrate
Every year I log hundreds of miles on the trail. Through those miles, some gear rises to the top that I end up absolutely loving. Here are a few of them... There are a lot of sites/bloggers out there who do extensive reviews of products. They'll list the "Top 10 day packs" and review them, looking a
I'm often asked if winter is the slow time of year for me. I'm definitely not running around like I am in the spring (product distribution), summer, and fall (hiking). I am, however, busy editing blogs, making the actual topo maps, and writing trail descriptions. It kind of reminds me of seeing bird
For a nice, shorter hike in Grand Teton National Park, walk to Christian Pond, to the Oxbow Bend Overlook, then on to Lookout Rock which is a nice vantage of Emma Matilda Lake. For solitude, continue on and loop around the entire lake. While not as dramatic as other hikes in the Tetons, it still is
If you're looking for two beautiful lakes tucked beneath the mighty Tetons in Grand Teton National Park, then Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake might be right up your alley. As glaciers descended down the canyons, they left behind these two lakes and they both are stunning. Taggart Lake is an easy hike,
An ancient moraine near Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park created Christian Pond. You can hike the short distance to the Christian Pond overlook, passing great birding habitat along the way and turn around to come back for a shorter hike, or continue for a nice loop. Smokey skies dampe
Willow Flats in Grand Teton National Park sits just below Jackson Lake Lodge. The hike follows the original access road through the flats, over an old bridge, past Colter Bay and up to Yellowstone. Now the road is a fairly quiet affair used by the park service, the concessionaires and the occasional
The splendid view from the lawn of Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park looks across Willow Flats and Jackson Lake up to the stately Tetons. A short trail heads up Lunch Tree Hill to the north which only improves the view as you travel through the sagebrush. Jackson Lake Lodge has an incr
While not the largest lake in Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake is the most loved. The walk around the lake makes it obvious why. This crystal clear lake is backdropped by the jagged Tetons, features a wonderful overlook, a waterfall, and a pond that is popular with moose. A perfect bluebird mor