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Best Headlamps For Caving

A caving headlamp is an essential item while venturing into a dark and often damp environment. Caverns are known to be somewhat tricky to navigate and having your hands free especially if there is a slip or fall could mean the difference between a light injury vs something more serious.  I also like the idea …

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What is the Junior Park Ranger Program?

Death Valley Junior Park Ranger Badge

Now that I have kids school age, I’ve been looking for new ways to get them involved with the National Parks. A great way to do that is to have them join the Junior Park Ranger (JPR) program. There is a method to getting this badge and in this post I’ll describe some of the tips …

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The Narrow Path of Angels Landing in Zion NP

Top View of Angels Landing Trail

If you’ve ever considered climbing Angels Landing in Zion National Park, you’ll want to see this. Not only is it around 6,000 feet in elevation, but the panorama views from the trail are spectacular.  This trail is not for the faint of heart. The sheer vertical drop on both sides makes it a strenuous hike that …

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