Category: Hiking in North America

Sequoia National Park, The Biggest Trees On Earth

California is the land of giants. It’s the home of coast redwoods, the tallest trees on Earth and their relatives, the sequoias. Sequoias are not the tallest nor the widest trees, but the overall volume of their trunk makes them the biggest trees on Earth. Their only home in the world is California’s Sierra Nevada…
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Our Love Affair With Grand Teton

There were quite a lot of US national parks on our dream list. Grand Canyon. Yosemite. Glacier. Yellowstone. Mount Rainier. Olympic. Crater Lake. Grand Teton was not one of them. We’ve never even heard about it until we started to plan our 2 weeks national parks road trip in the US last summer. As Grand…
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Hiking Upper Yosemite Fall Trail

What about hiking up to the top of the 5th tallest waterfall in the world? Hell, yes! We love waterfalls, we love challenges, we love hiking. We didn’t need to think twice about it, and no wonder it became one of our favorite hikes in California’s majestic Sierra Nevada. Upper Yosemite Fall Trail is a…
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Waterfall Hunt In Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California’s Sierra Nevada are often mentioned together as they are kind of siblings and neighbours. They are both paradises for hikers and nature lovers and we could definitely praise them for hours! Not to mention if we start talking about our favorite hikes and viewpoints or the biggest…
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Best Summer Hikes In California

California is one of those US states which is a paradise for outdoor lovers any time of the year! We’ve started a series about our favorite seasonal Cali hikes last autumn, then winter and spring came, and now we are about to share our ideas about summer hikes. Summer is maybe the toughest season for…
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Our 10 Favorite State Parks In The US

We’ve been to 13 US states. 17 national parks, 30+ state parks, 20+ other kind of parks (preserves, regional parks, recreation areas etc.). Yes, we love outdoors! And the United States is a huge country with a great variety of hiking opportunities. A lot of its national parks are world famous and for a good…
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Twin Lakes Trail In The Desolation Of Wilderness

I think I might have already mentioned what a magical place California’s Lake Tahoe is for outdoor lovers. Well, not far from Tahoe there’s a designated wilderness area called Desolation of Wilderness. I think this name is kinda cool (maybe because it reminds me of The Desolation Of Smaug, the title of the second Hobbit movie?)…
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Best Late Spring Hikes In California

By the time when the weather gets really hot and dry at lower elevations and the green hills get yellowish-brownish, California’s Sierra Nevada starts to wake up from its winter dream. Also, by this time the cooler and rainier Northern California warms up a bit just to be pleasant for hiking. And this time is the…
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Waterfall Wonderland In Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Oregon has only one national park (that is unforgettable though: Crater Lake), but that doesn’t mean it lacks natural beauties. It has a breathtaking wild ocean coast and numerous mountains and state parks – a paradise for outdoor lovers. And if you are fond of waterfalls as much as we do you would fall in…
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