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Stunning Fall Colors of Acadia National Park

Stunning Fall Colors of Acadia National Park

Last week, the Trail Ninjas ventured to Acadia National Park for some fall colors. Autumn is a fantastic time to be in New England to watch the leaves change, and Acadia is no different. Red and Orange adorned areas of Cadillac Mountain to Jordon Pond.  We […]

One Yosemite Hike to Rule them All!

One Yosemite Hike to Rule them All!

With dozens of day hikes in Yosemite National Park, one could spend weeks walking in this outdoor Disneyland. However, most of us cannot dedicate such a significant portion of our time to hiking Yosemite. Ultimately, we still want to experience as much as we could […]

The New Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook

The New Grand Prismatic Spring Overlook

Providing a panoramic view of the Midway Geyser Basin, the new high vantage point Grand Prismatic Spring overlook quietly opened in July 2017. Historically, visitors walked the Midway Geyser Basin walkway to view the Grand Prismatic Spring. Once you’re at the overlook, you will be […]

Mid July 2017 Mount Whitney Trail Report

Mid July 2017 Mount Whitney Trail Report

Being devotees of hiking the Sierras, the Trail Ninjas could not refuse any opportunity to hike up Mount Whitney. We recently summited Mount Whitney on July 22, 2017, as a day hike. Since we were not in the best shape, we decided on an alpine […]

Chasing the California Super Bloom

Chasing the California Super Bloom

Every year during spring, the California desert explodes into a wildflower “super bloom!” Imagine a desert hillside transformed from a sandy wasteland into beautiful carpets of colors. With the high rainfall of the past year, we knew the super bloom was imminent. We knew we […]

Reduce Car Rental Costs by 50%

Reduce Car Rental Costs by 50%

The summer road trip is an American staple. Many of us just eat up the miles with a rental car. While the miles are high, we want to keep the costs low. After renting cars for years (especially for travel to national parks outside of […]

Five Views of Grand Teton National Park

Five Views of Grand Teton National Park

While some people might say that the view from any vantage point in Jackson Hole is a great view of the Teton mountain range, we think that some views are better than others.  Located just north of Jackson, Wyoming, the Tetons in, wait for it, […]

Hike Guide: Upper Yosemite Falls

Hike Guide: Upper Yosemite Falls

Reward yourself with some of the most incredible views of Yosemite Valley by climbing Upper Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.  Strenuous without a doubt, however, the views are worth the effort.  The views are not accessible by car.  So strap on those […]

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone During the Shoulder Season

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone During the Shoulder Season

Did you know that more than 65% of the visitors to Yellowstone visit in the three months of June, July and August? If you visit during the “shoulder season”–right before the start of summer or right after the end of summer–you can experience the park […]

How to Conquer the West Highland Way

How to Conquer the West Highland Way

Ready to conquer the 100-mile journey through one of Scotland’s most scenic trails? This guide is a compilation of my personal experience hiking the West Highland Way with friends in August 2015 as well as the combined  insights of other walkers I met on the […]