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I am thrilled our paths have crossed and I hope you hang around for a while.

My mission is to inspire outdoor travel while providing knowledge and skills to do so safetly- for both individuals and furry companions. I hope by reading through these posts you will feel inspired and confident in your future adventures!

The focus of this website is the US Southwest, a very diverse part of the country commonly characterized by extreme heat, slot canyons, waterfalls, and geological rock formations.

Whether you live in the area or are just passing through, I hope you’re able to find epic destinations to explore while gaining new skills to elevate your safety and protect the environment.

The purpose of this page is to walk you through everything this website offers and how you can utilize it. Let’s get started!

hiker resources

Whether you are new to hiking or have already logged many miles, hiker resources are available to you.

16 expert desert hiking tips you need to know

Hike with Gaia GPS!

One way to be prepared and stay safe in the outdoors is to use a phone app like Gaia GPS. With the ability to track yourself, follow already made tracks, get weather updates and more, it’ll help boost your confidence on the trails.

The small annual fee unlocks all the pro featurs in this app and is worth every penny. You can’t put a price on your safety.

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trail guides

Discover your next hike through the many trail guides this website offers across Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.

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  • Gain access to the full GPX library- a library of all tracked hikes that you can download and import into your device!

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    outdoor activities

    Discover other outdoor activities such as kayaking, cruises, and things to do in unique towns.

    Gear Up!

    Wondering what gear Monty and I use? Visit our Gear Page for a full list of beginner and upgraded gear we use and love.

    gear page


    Discover dog friendly trails, gear posts, and travel tips.