Katie YarboroughExplorer

  • Backpack the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    Day 1: Cusco to Ayapata (10 miles) The trail starts at 8,923 ft at the main gate operating the permit and passport check-ins at KM 82, Piscachucho. You'll cross the Urubamba River on a suspension bridge and proceed towards Ayapata at 10,829 ft. It...

    26.5 miles 6279 ft gain

  • Photograph Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    Located in the beautiful state park of Fall Creek Falls, you'll find this overlook along with Millikan's Overlook. Both overlooks showcase the views shown in my photos, however, Buzzard's Roost is a short walk down the side trail that gives a more...

    0.04 miles 10 ft gain

  • Photograph Moccasin Bend From Point Park

    Located in Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park is a ten acre memorial park that overlooks the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and the city of Chattanooga. There is a paved walking path around the park that takes visitors ...

  • Hike to Lower and Upper Busby Falls

    Short Springs Natural Area is where these falls are located. There is a decent amount of hiking trails that are a nice getaway for a day to hang out at for waterfalls. Put into your gps "machine falls parking." The gps will take you to the exact p...

    2 miles 275 ft gain

  • Hike to the Elusive Corkscrew Falls

    I like to describe this waterfall as the "elusive" corkscrew falls. A couple years ago, only one or two people had blogged on the internet about these falls. They were not super, descriptive details, so most of the time I wondered around till I fo...

    1 miles 35 ft gain

  • Camp and Kayak at Holgate Glacier's Beach

    There are many options to go about your adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. Once you've finally decided on this spot, you'll be glad you chose it! First step on how to get here is by making a reservation with a company to get out there. Most ...

  • Hike Old Stone Fort Trail

    The main hiking trail at this small state park follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the for...

    2.9 miles 265 ft gain

  • Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Sewanee, TN

    Great short hike. Hard to find trail head, it is not marked at the parking area or where you leave the road.  Put in your gps the coordinate spot tagged above off Clara Point Rd. To get to the trailhead, you have to cross the road from small parki...

    1.5 miles 387 ft gain

  • Photograph the Church of Saints Primus and Felician

    Located at my coordinate is the pull off point for you to shoot the beautiful and perfect view of the church. There is a small pull off at this location, which is hard to find in Slovenia! It's the perfect space for a couple cars. Jump out and wal...

  • Hike to Indian Flat Falls via Middle Prong Trail

    One of the best trails in the Smokies is the Middle Prong Trail. The trail passes three major waterfalls, in addition to numerous smaller falls, cataracts and cascades. Once you've parked, you'll start at the trail head and immediately see your f...

    8.1 miles 1140 ft gain

  • Hike the Narrows of the Harpeth

    The Harpeth River State Park has a handful of good trails to hike at the park. One of those trails includes the Bluff Overlook trail. That post can be read here. There are two trails leading to the tunnel waterfall. One is the tunnel trail that's ...

    1.1 miles 249 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike Secret Slickrock Trail

    Wanting a short and sweet sunset or sunrise spot in Sedona away from some of the crowds? This easily accessible trail is great for people wanting picnics, a quick photography spot (we saw a couple from their wedding doing a photo shoot here), and ...

    0.8 miles 107 ft gain

  • Hike to Suter and Horsepound Falls

    Located in South Cumberland State Park in the Savage Gulf section, this is a somewhat difficult 5 mile out-and-back viewing two waterfalls, cascades, creeks, rock shelters, and high bluffs. 2 miles past Suter Falls you'll come to Horsepound Falls,...

    6 miles 1794 ft gain

  • Backpack the Laugavegur Trail: Þórsmörk to Skógar

    If you are on your way to Iceland to trek the incredible Laugavegur trail, and you've read about the first part of the trek in this article, then don't miss out on the last 15 miles you should be adding to the trek. This trail actually continues o...

    15 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike Point Mugu Peak

    Point Mugu State Park offers some amazing rolling mountains, sweeping meadows of tall grass, and beautiful coastal views. I suggest going in the spring. I recently went, and the wildflowers were blooming everywhere. There are campgrounds available...

    2 miles 1250 ft gain

  • Hike to Stillhouse Falls

    This waterfall is a fun short hike that can be done quick, or a nice place to hangout for the day in your hammock to read a book! From Nashville, take I-65 south and take the Saturn Parkway toward Columbia. Turn right on Hwy 43 and proceed about 2...

    1 miles 236 ft gain

  • Photograph Welch's Point

    This location was recently opened back to the public by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment in the fall of 2014 after being closed for over a decade! It is one of the most spectacular sp...

    0.07 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Rattlesnake Falls

    Rattlesnake Falls is a little difficult to find. The old way to the falls was by asking permission to cross through someone's property. There was a lot of no trespassing sign. Instead, you can park on the side of the highway, where there is a larg...

    1.4 miles 256 ft gain

  • Hike the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

    The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here...

    6.3 miles 1105 ft gain

  • Hike to Slap Kozjak

    This great waterfall can be accessed by a dirt road, where the trail marker is placed. Just above Camp Koren you will spot a signpost for Kozjak waterfall, which directs you to the left. A dirt road will take you across the meadow and bring you to...

    2 miles 262 ft gain

  • Hike to Peričnik Waterfall

    You'll enjoy seeing this waterfall in Slovenia's Triglav National Park with such a short hike and easy access. If you park you car at the hut, it costs 2 Euros. You can also drive right past the hut and park on the side of the road. Most people di...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Kayak and Fish at Lake Clark National Park

    Lake Clark National Park has officially made it to my Top 3 of all the national parks I've visited--35 and counting. I'm quite sure my summer home will be right here at this location, when I retire. It only took me 3 days of kayaking and fishing f...

  • Camp at Woodward Priest Rock

    Someone in my group was lucky enough to find this very cabin available to stay at in the national park, while we all were doing our research for camping spots in our big Alaska National Parks' Trip. We were stoked to be able to stay at such a hist...