John Sunich Explorer

I enjoy fishing, hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting, camping and spending time with my family and pup Henry.

Rafting The Chilko: An Expedition Leader's Story (III)

Photo: Daniel Bullock Tom Wells is a professional whitewater rafting guide.

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Rafting The Chilko: An Expedition Leader's Story (I)

Photo: Daniel Bullock Tom Wells is a professional whitewater rafting guide. Here, he shares a story of a recent rafting trip on the Chilko River in British Columbia (this is part one of three).

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Rafting The Chilko: An Expedition Leader's Story (II)

Photo: Daniel Bullock Tom Wells is a professional whitewater rafting guide.

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Hike the Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

Virgin, Utah

This 6.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail.

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Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

Lemhi County, Idaho

The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).

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7 Photos from Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula

Olympic, Washington

"Yup, I'm stuck." The thought went through my head as one hand numbly held the mossy canyon wall while the other gripped the fly rod handle.

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Raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Cascade, Idaho

If you're looking for an all-around start-to-finish epic adventure, rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River arguably checks off more boxes than any other trip in the world.

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Camp at the Dose Forks

Brinnon, Washington

The Dose Forks Campground is an overlooked campsite deep within the Olympic National Park, making it a perfect weekend camping destination. A mild, 7.

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Exploring Lover's Point

Pacific Grove, California

Lovers Point is more than just a romantic place to enjoy a glorious sunset with a special someone; (it is also that).

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Avoiding Disaster on the River and the Creation of FRANKENBOAT!

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is lauded as one of the most scenic, historic, and prestigious river trips in the nation.

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Hike the Necklace Valley Trail to Jade Lake (Spring)

Skykomish, Washington

This hike is definitely one of our all-time favorites. The first time we did it was in August 2015 and due to the exceptionally mild winter that year, fall was already beginning to show its colors.

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Snowshoe to Colchuck Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

From Leavenworth, head south on Icicle Creek rd for 8.2 miles until you reach USFS rd 7601.

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White Water Raft Down the Deschutes River

Madras, Oregon

For first time rafters and those just looking to get back into some fun white water, the Deschutes is a great run and an easily accessible one at that.

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How the John Muir Trail Turned Me into a Committed Through-Hiker

The phrase: “I can't believe this is happening!" was said over and over as my friend, Alison, and I packed and repacked our bags the day before heading out on the longest through-hike either of us .

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Soak in Pine Flats Hot Springs

Garden Valley, Idaho

The secret is out about Idaho's plethora of hot springs... but this one truly is special. It's highlighted by a warm waterfall that pours into a pool on the banks of the Payette.

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Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

Bruneau, Idaho

From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road.

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Hike from Stanley Lake to Bridalveil Falls

Lowman, Idaho

Bridalveil Falls [Video] The hike to the falls begins near Stanley Lake in a clearly marked trailhead parking lot (GPS coordinates below).

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Soak in Alvord Hot Springs

Princeton, Oregon

Alvord Hot Springs at the base of Steens Mountain deep in the heart of the eastern Oregon Wilderness is a hidden gem, known mostly to climbing enthusiasts and the ambitious adventurer willing to driv.

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Hike along the White Bluffs of Hanford Reach

Othello, Washington

While there are many desert landscapes and sand dunes in Eastern Washington, most are not located in a National Monument and Wildlife Refuge.

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Hike the Owyhee Canyon Rim

Owyhee County, Idaho

Because of the Owyhee Wilderness isolation, there are very few access points that would not require a 4x4 vehicle to reach it's flanks.

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Soak in Umpqua Hot Springs

Idleyld Park, Oregon

When you arrive at the hot springs you'll see a bathroom and large dumpster in a small gravel parking lot.

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Camp at Big Meadow Campground

Mammoth Lakes, California

Big Meadow Campground is a small, serene site in Inyo National Forest. Big Meadow is in a great location for fishing and hiking enthusiasts.

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Run The Green Lake Park Loop

Seattle, Washington

Looping around a freshwater lake surrounded by tranquil natural scenery, Green Lake Park trail is considered by many to be Seattle’s go-to running spot.

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Hike the Hieroglyphic Trail

Gold Canyon, Arizona

This hike is a great beginner hike for those who want to experience the beauty of the Superstitions.

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