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A photographer and writer with full time jobs and a passion for travel. We spend most of our free time exploring our native state of California, while dreaming about and planning our next adventures abroad. www.boundtoexplore.com | @boundtoexplore

Everything You Need to Know about Hiking Yosemite's Half Dome

Yosemite, California

It might be the most recognized rock formation on Earth and it's the logo of one of the biggest outdoor brands on earth.

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Exploring the Best of Moab in One Winter Weekend

Moab, Utah

This winter my buddy and I decided to spend a weekend hiking and doing landscape photography around Moab, Utah.

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Hike around Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia is an incredibly picturesque town situated at the foot of the Karawanks Mountains near the boarder of Austria.

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Hike up Pöllartschlucht to the Best Views of Schloss Neuschwanstein

Schwangau, Germany

Starting at the Castle of Neuschwanstein, you will hike up the Pöllartschlucht (it's a ravine with a creek) until the first big waterfall.

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Camp out at Manzanita Lake Cabins in Lassen Volcanic NP

Shasta County, California

Deep in the Lassen National Forest is the beautiful and surprisingly one of the least visited National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Hike to Heart Lake in the Klamath Mountains

Dunsmuir, California

Scenes like this are rarely so accessible. Heart Lake is nestled in a bowl below Castle Peak, on the edge of the Castle Crags Wilderness just west of I-5 and the city of Mt. Shasta.

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Fat Girl Hiking: Thoughts and Tips for the Overweight Hiker

Hi, I'm Heather. I'm an overweight 30 year old gal. No, I'm not lazy, nor a couch potato. This is me in the summer of 2017 at Glacier National Park.

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A Weekend of Adventure in Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood, California

If you are like me you are always thinking about your next adventure, or even your next 10 adventures. Right now I'm planning my spring and summer of 2018.

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Why You Should Try Cross-Country Skiing This Winter

Exercise! Cross-Country skiing torches more calories per hour than almost any other sport, including running and cycling (hundreds to thousands depending on intensity) and it is a full-body worko.

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Backpack the Rae Lakes Loop

Sierra, California

Day one: 10 miles After checking in with the park ranger and getting your required permits you will start your hike along a 1.8 mile stretch along the south fork of the Kings River.

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Photograph Trillium Lake

Government Camp, Oregon

Trillium Lake is a popular camp spot at the base of Mount Hood. It's known for it's scenery, abundant recreational activities, and is family friendly.

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Hike Oneonta Gorge

Cascade Locks, Oregon

This hike is very short (1 mile roundtrip) but does take some time to do. The trail leads down from the road into a stream bed. You follow the stream bed upstream through a narrow gorge.

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Hike the Trail of Ten Falls Loop

Silverton, Oregon

The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a g.

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Hike to Tunnel Falls

Cascade Locks, Oregon

This hike begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead. This is the same trailhead that goes to popular Punchbowl Falls. The trail to reach Tunnel Falls is 12 miles roundtrip on an out and back trail.

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Hike to Tower Bridge, Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce, Utah

Getting there is half the fun on this hike below the canyon rim. While there are fewer hoodoos in this area of the park, the scenery is still incredible and the crowds are much lighter.

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Hike the Tropic Ditch Trail

Tropic, Utah

From the Mossy Cave trailhead, follow the wide easy trail along the Tropic Ditch stream for .35 miles. At that point, the trail splits.

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Hike Coyote Buttes North to the Wave

Kanab, Utah

The hike to the Wave is 2.5 miles (one-way). When you arrive, take in the sandstone showing incredible striations of red, orange, pink, yellow, and beige.

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Hike Observation Point

Springdale, Utah

This is the best trail in Zion Canyon to beat the crowds while experiencing the awe and wonder it has to offer. We take this trail every time we visit Zion and never tire of it.

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Hike the Zion Subway - Bottom Up

Virgin, Utah

Start your day early at the Left Fork Trailhead on Kolob Terrace Road from the town of Virgin outside Zion National Park. This 6.

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Photograph Wind River Lake

Dubois, Wyoming

The Wind River Lake is at a picnic area right off the road near Togwotee Pass. Many drive past it each day, but few stop to actually give this small lake the attention it deserves.

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Scenic Drive Up to Grand Targhee Ski Resort

Moose, Wyoming

The scenic drive along Alta Ski Hill Road to Grand Targhee Ski Resort provides many amazing views of the Grand Teton, especially during autumn.

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Backpack the Paintbrush Canyon Loop

Alta, Wyoming

There are many ways to access the Teton backcountry. However, one of my personal favorites is from Leigh Lake via the String Lake trailhead.

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Backpack Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons

Alta, Wyoming

This is one of the most picturesque and popular overnight trails in the Tetons for a reason. The trailhead is located at the String Lake parking lot.

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Hike to Leigh Lake

Alta, Wyoming

Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh.

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