Bryan Young

  • Soak at Radium Hot Springs

    Starting from Mugrage Campground, cross the road and hike the steep, but short, trail that takes you up the hill and onto the plateau. From here, follow the trail parallel to the Colorado River.As you follow the trail atop the hill there are lots ...

  • Watch the Sunset over Misquamicut Beach

    Misquamicut is one of Rhode Island’s most popular beach locations during the day. As the evening approaches most beach goers pack up, tired from a day of playing in the waves and lounging on the beach’s beautiful sand. It’s during this time, when ...

  • Hike Navajo Knobs

    Navajo Knobs is one of Capital Reef’s most spectacular hikes. It brings you, moderately, to one of Capital Reef’s most spectacular viewpoints of the main park’s viewpoints. (Tip: Upon arriving at the park the Ranger recommended this as her favorit...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Take in the View at Sunset Point, Capitol Reef NP

    Sunset Point Trail is an quick and easy 0.4 mile hike near the entrance of the park that provides you with beautiful views of the Capital Reef rim from the opposite side of the park. As the evening descends the setting sun illuminates the red rim ...

    1 miles 50 ft gain

  • Backpack to Black Lake

    Begin at Camp Misery (elev. 5,717 ft). This is a total misname by the way! It should be titled Camp On The Way To Awesomeness! Anyway, head .6 miles on Trail 8 to the intersection of trail. From here turn right on Trail 68 and hike .7 miles until ...

    7 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Clayton Lake

    From the Camp Misery Trailhead (elev. 5,717 ft) take the left Trail 8 for .6 miles. At the junction continue left for a 1.3 mile gently ascent into Jewel Basin. Nearing Twin Lakes continue left on Trail 7 for .6 miles until you reach Trail 55. Con...

    9 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike the Four Notch Loop

    The Four Notch Loop is a relaxing ~10 mile hike just north of Houston. The southern half of the loop follows on a 4 mile stretch of the 140 mile Lone Star Hiking Trail while the north part circles back to complete the loop.  From the large dirt an...

    10 miles 0 ft gain

  • Experience Sani Pass

    Sani Pass is the highest mountain pass in South Africa, connecting the town of Underberg in KZN to Mokhotlong in Lesotho. It is strictly a 4x4 vehicle drive and takes visitors from a starting elevation of 5,065 ft (1,544 m) at the South African bo...

    13 miles 4370 ft gain

  • Hike Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge Trail

    Platteklip Gorge is the shortest route to hike to the summit of Table Mountain. It’s the most direct because the only direction the route takes you is up! The trail begins on Tafelberg Road just past the cableway station at 1,180 ft (360 m). From ...

    4 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike the Upper Sunset Trail at Franklin Mountains SP

    The trick to this view is that the park gate closes at 5 pm. Therefore you have two options:  Park at the entrance of the park (outside of the gate) and hike into the park. From there walk along the road to the park entrance ($5 entran...

    2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to North Franklin Peak

    El Paso is a sprawling city that is remarkably split by the Franklin Mountains. By driving up the Transmountain Road you can get a view of city, but stopping at Franklin State Park and climbing the North Franklin Mountain Peak you can top the city...

    8 miles 2100 ft gain

  • Explore Sossusvlei

    Located just 4 hours southwest of the capital of Namibia – Windhoek – Sossusvlei is an otherworldly park, and one of Namibia’s most well-known attractions. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is best known for it’s towering red sand dunes, photograph...

  • Hike to Qiloane Falls

    Lesotho is wonderful because it is quite easy to escape the city and enjoy remote adventures! Just an hours drive from Maseru you will take Main South 1 toward Roma, making sure to follow signs directing you toward Mohale Dam. As you drive you wil...

    6 miles

  • Explore Spitzkoppe

    Spitzkoppe is located just three hours from the capital of Namibia – Windhoek – and provides the perfect adventure for any person. Reachable on tar roads (a rarity for Namibia), Spitzkoppe is an iconic granite destination that gives its visitors l...

  • Hike Sentinel Peak

    Sentinel Peak is a great day trip, but if you can spend the night it will reward you will magnificent sunset and sunrise views! The 7.5 mile (12 km) roundtrip hike begins from the Sentinel Peak Car Park just up the smooth dirt road past the sign f...

    7 miles

  • Cave Camp in Sehlabathebe National Park

    Sehlabathebe National Park is one of the most remote areas of Lesotho. It is also one of the most unique places in the entire country. Due to its isolation the park does not see vast amounts of visitors and you can find solitude quite easily. Howe...

    6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Lower Wadi Qelt to Jericho

    Wadi Qelt is a word that stands for valley or stream. The Lower Wadi Qelt trail begins on top of what can be described as a canyon and brings you down to the stream that passes by St. George’s Monastery.Starting from the parking lot trailhead, you...

    4 miles

  • Hike the Waterkloof and Olive Trail in Namib-Naukluft Zebra Mountain Park

    Situated in the heart of the Naukluft Mountain range, the Namib-Naukluft Zebra Mountain Park is a remote park with two amazing hikes – the 17 km Waterkloof Trail and the 10 km Olive Trail. Waterkloof Trail – 17 km (6-7 hours) The Waterkloof Trai...

    10 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Rappel Maletsunyane Falls

    The adventure begins at Semonkong Lodge in the heart of the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. Here you will spend your weekend learning the ropes (get it?!?!) of abseiling and relaxing in the remote mountain village before taking on the world’s longest...

    3 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Choquequirao

    Choquequirao, located in Apurimac Canyon, is a remote historical site of the ancient Incas also known as “the Lost Machu Picchu.” Most treks to Choquequirao take 4 to 5 days as you must cover 28 miles (45 km) and hike up and down the Apurimac Cany...

    28 miles 9523 ft gain

  • Summit Navajo Knobs

    Navajo Knobs is one of Capital Reef’s most spectacular hikes. It brings you, moderately, to one of Capital Reef’s most spectacular viewpoints of the main park’s viewpoints. (Tip: Upon arriving at the park the Ranger recommended this as her favorit...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Sunset at Lake Aloha

    In my life I have had the pleasure to experience many a sunset, as I’m sure many of you have, but here at Lake Aloha, I have had the pleasure to have 2 of my top 5 sunsets. (The other sunsets rounding out my top 5 have been when I have propose...

    15 miles 1500 ft gain