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Teton Crest Trail - 4 day Backpacking Adventure

Hey everyone, I am so excited to share the story of my trip to the Grand Tetons! It was nothing short of grand and amazing, words and even the pictures don't do it justice. I can't wait to create new art to capture it and share it with you. Though I still feel like a newbie backpacker, I have heard from several people that this is one of the best backpacking trails in the U.S.A so I hope this inspires you to get out there and try it. I'll be breaking down each day and how it went for us on the trail, then at the end I'll give you some tips and things you should know if you are...

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Pictured Rocks Backpacking Trip

This weekend I finally got to drive up north and check out Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I'd been looking forward to this for a long time. I've had it on my list ever since I created art inspired by the cliffs for a client. A few friends and I tentatively planned a trip there in 2020 but we were too late in ordering our camping permits so we had to postpone till this summer. That's something you'll want to be very careful about if you intend to backpack there. The permits for backpacking are in very high demand and get bought up very fast. My friends who ordered them for our group were on the website the day...

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Pack Breakdown - What I brought for the Colorado Trail Section Hike

Hello everyone, my name is Kimberlee and I recently got the opportunity to hike 43 miles of the Colorado Trail. It was amazing and challenging and it was a huge accomplishment for me as a beginner backpacker. Though I really feel like I stepped into the intermediate category on this trip. 43 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation is no joke. You can read all about my experience on the trail in this blog post.  I learned a lot on this trip and part of that was how to pack more efficiently and lose weight wherever I could. It would have been best if I knew these things in advance but I did learn the hard way by taking a couple...

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How I Flew With My Pack For the Colorado Trail

This section hike of the Colorado Trail was the first backpacking destination that I chose to fly to instead of drive. So my friends and I did a lot of research to make sure we were packing our things correctly for the plane ride. We had a pretty tight schedule from flying to getting to a shuttle to getting onto the trail so we didn't want any holdups along the way. I'm sharing this with you so that hopefully our research and experience can help you the first time you fly with your pack. I took only two bags with me since the flight we chose didn't come with a carry on. So I just had my checked bag and my personal item which was...

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