Making the trek to the mountains, for me, has always been about true solitude and adventure.  As a young man in college, I often found myself in Otter Creek Wilderness in search of unmapped views I had heard about from locals.  Elusive small virgin Hemlock stands left behind from clear cutting 100 years ago, stir the mind of a past history, when vacations and a casual stroll in the forest were nearly unheard of.

Making the trek to the mountains, for me, has always been about true solitude and adventure. As a young man in college, I often found myself in Otter Creek Wilderness in search of unmapped views I had heard about from locals. Elusive small virgin Hemlock stands left behind from clear cutting 100 years ago, stir the mind of a past history, when vacations and a casual stroll in the forest were nearly unheard of.

Paddle a kayak or SUP across Colorado’s largest natural lake, which affords wide-open panoramas of the surrounding peaks. - Grand Lake - Top Rocky Mountain National Park Attractions - Sunset

Top Wow Spots of Rocky Mountain National Park

Paddle a kayak or SUP across Colorado’s largest natural lake, which affords wide-open panoramas of the surrounding peaks. - Grand Lake - Top Rocky Mountain National Park Attractions - Sunset

Eiger-Jungfrau train trip inside the mountain, unforgettable! /  Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Eiger-Jungfrau train trip inside the mountain, unforgettable! / Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Portland, Oregon

The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Portland, Oregon

The Greatest Waterfall Hikes Close to Portland, Oregon. >> Take a look at even more at the photo link

8 great Georgia hikes to incredible place- trying out a few southern hikes in a week or so. I'm excited to try some of these out!

8 great Georgia hikes to incredible place- trying out a few southern hikes in a week or so. I'm excited to try some of these out!

Hiking the Narrows with Kids

Hiking the Narrows with Kids

12 incredible hikes, lakes, and viewpoints you can't miss on your first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Travel the highest highway in the United States to over 12,000 feet above sea level!

12 Things You Can't Miss on Your First Visit to Rocky Mountain

12 incredible hikes, lakes, and viewpoints you can't miss on your first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Travel the highest highway in the United States to over 12,000 feet above sea level!

Safe Hiking Checklist  Edit: a couple times I went without one or two of these things and I suffered because of it

Hiking Ten Essentials: Don't Leave Home Without Them

Safe Hiking Checklist Edit: a couple times I went without one or two of these things and I suffered because of it

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains Infographic includes Southern Sixers + travel savings

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