Jonathon ReedExplorer

Adventure-based photographer and videographer. Sunriser.

5 Badass Backpacking Trips in Southern Utah


There's no better way to find out what you're made of than by spending a few nights deep in the high desert backcountry, traversing from cool, water-filled slot canyons to the ultimate exposure of sa.

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Hike Vancouver Island's King's Peak

Comox-Strathcona D, Canada

Our trip, as pictured, was completed as a single-day trail run / hustle.

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10 Photos from My First 5 Months of #Vanlife

With little money, but 7 months of adventure in front of us, we decided we would give Vanlife a go in an attempt to escape the pressures of ‘The Real World’.

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Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip


Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then locked in a car playing road trip games.

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Via Ferrata Climbing in the Dolomites of Tirol

Tirol, Austria

Via Ferrata literally translates as "Iron Way" and is said to have originated in Italy in the Second World War as a way to get troops over dangerous mountain paths in relative safety.

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4-Day Backpack Trip to Thousand Island Lake

Madera County, California

Start from Agnew Meadows about 7 miles away.

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15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

Glacier, Montana

Montana is about as wild as it gets in the continental U.S. and nowhere shows off the state's staggering beauty more than Glacier National Park.

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5 Free Campsites In The Sierra

Summer is here and the mountains are calling. The Sierra Nevada of California are legendary for inspiring generations of naturalists, photographers and outdoorsmen.

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A Guide to Exploring Utah's Incredible Slot Canyons


There is something magical and sobering about exploring slot canyons in Southern Utah.

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Under a Blanket of Stars: Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

In March of this year I went to Great Sand Dunes National Park on a whim. I was this close to not going but am so glad I did.

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The 3 Best Places See the Midnight Sun

The midnight sun is something I hadn't really heard much about before until I got into hiking and photography, and as every photographer knows, it can be difficult to capture the best light that last.

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The 10 Best Backpacking Trips on Earth

Don’t get us wrong, a quick overnight in your local state park can be an experience you’ll never forget, but it can’t hurt to set your sights on the greatest backpacking trips in the world.

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Explore Hverir Geothermal Field

Þjóðvegur, Iceland

Not far from one the more popular hot springs in North Iceland, the Hverir Geothermal Field is one of the most spectacular (and overlooked) places in all of Iceland.

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If You're Driving I-5 through Northern California, Make a Stop at Castle Crags State Park


Growing up with my mother in Portland, Oregon and my father working in Long Beach, California I had driven up and down the I-5 many times. I never really stopped to see things in between until now.

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Hike to Nub Peak

Edgewater, Canada

Starting right at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge, there is very clear signage for this hike.

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Backpack the Chisos Mountains

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Most people don’t know that there are 8,000-foot peaks in Texas, but in the exceptionally remote southwest corner of the Lone Star State, Big Bend National Park’s Chisos Mountains soar high over the .

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Summit Igloo Mountain

Healy, Alaska

Make no mistake, this is a unkempt, social trail.

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10 Tips for Hiking Torres del Paine's W Trek in Patagonia

Torres de Paine, Chile

Located near the bottom of South America in Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine takes a significant effort to reach from nearly every country in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Paddle to the Devil's Door on the French River

Killarney, Canada

French River Provincial Park is known for backcountry camping through its winding waterways and near-complete seclusion. There is lots of wildlife, great fishing, and stunning night skies to boot.

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An Incredible 10-Day Road Trip in The Canadian Rockies


Early last summer, I started to plan a trip to Cuba with one of my best friends.

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Two Days Driving up Highway 1 Wasn't Enough!

Day 1 consisted of a spontaneous trip to Pleasanton for a dinner with friends the night before. And then yet another spontaneous one night stay at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz.

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Discover an Andean Playground at Tierra del Volcán

Tierra del Volcán, Ecuador

UPDATE: as of August 2017, Cotopaxi is open again to climbing.Though only Ecuador’s second-tallest peak, Cotopaxi (19,347 ft.), the world’s tallest active volcano, is certainly its most iconic.

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Kayak Two Jack Lake

Improvement District No. 9, Canada

Of all the lakes in the Banff area, this was one of my favorites to get out on the water.

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Hike To Mt. Myra's Summit

Comox-Strathcona D, Canada

Very few people know about this hidden gem which makes it less crowded and all the more special. The views and serenity that this place possess are what will really draw you in.

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