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Photo Gallery: 20 Big Adventures In Pictures

By Michael Lanza Everyone loves a good picture—it’s worth a thousand words, right? At this blog, I’ve now posted hundreds of stories with photos about outdoor adventures I’ve taken,
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Ask Me: Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

Hi Michael! I contacted you a while back about hiking and backpacking with my toddler. Your advice was amazing and my two-year-old is getting better and better when it comes to distance. He is walking
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Ask Me: Advice On Dayhikes in the Southwest

Hi Michael, I was wondering if I could capitalize on your expertise and talk to you about a trip I am planning to southern Utah this fall. We are planning on visiting several national parks and am cur
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Gear Review: Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Boots

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boots Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX $240, 2 lbs. 11 oz. (men’s 7) Sizes: men’s 7-14, women’s 5-12 salomon.com On a five-day, family backpacking trip down Paria Canyon on th
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Randy P. Martin Captures the Wild

Randy P. Martin’s early memories of photography center around his grandmother’s Polaroid camera. “It was like magic for me,” said Martin, but without a camera of his own, it wa
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Ask Me: Should I Go Backpacking Solo?

Hello Michael, I’ve read through a lot of your blog, and it really has inspired me to get outside more and look for greater adventures than what I’ve already done. I have never been anywhere in the Un
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Temperature Dips: How to Handle Life Outdoors in the Frost

For some outdoor enthusiasts, the end of summer doesn’t necessarily mean the end of enjoying the outdoors. If you’re one of the outdoor lovers who won’t let the cold stand in your wa
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My Top 10 Favorite Backpacking Trips

By Michael Lanza What makes a great backpacking trip? I’ve thought about that more than a mentally stable person probably should, having done many of America’s (and the world’s) most beautiful and bel
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