Last week I returned from a backpacking trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Range with And She’s Dope Too (ASDT), a women’s outdoor collective that offers retreats all over the western U.S. — and has a large online community, supporting all kinds of talented ladies.

For every crowded trail and fully booked campground, there is place, somewhere out there, where the only footsteps you’ll hear are your own. When you finally find that spot, you’ll plunk down in your camp chair and let out a deeply satisfied sigh as you take in the landscape around you. It may sound like a dream, especially with more and more people eager to get outside these days, but I can assure you, these places exist, because I just...

I first visited the Olympic Peninsula in 2016, and I knew I had only scratched the surface of the stunning scenery and hiking trails in the region. I camped on Second Beach and spent a day hiking through the Hoh Rain Forest, so when I had the opportunity to return to Olympic National Park this summer, I was beyond thrilled to explore new territory. My plan was to hike Hurricane Ridge and camp at Heart ‘O the Hills on my first night, but t...

You may have driven by Kanab on the way to or from Zion National Park, and perhaps you’ve even gassed up your car there. But next time, do yourself a favor and book a few nights in this charming southern Utah town, because it's the definition of a hidden gem. With an abundance of desert playgrounds, you might expect crowds and limited activity options, but I didn't find that to be the case at all during my recent visit. Here are s...

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