Summit an 8,700-Foot Peak Overlooking ‘El Capitán’ — In Texas
Near the border of West Texas and New Mexico, the Guadalupe Mountains host Texas’ four tallest peaks. We ascended a surprisingly challenging 3,000 feet to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, to peer into Mexico and soak in the desert views.
A Year in a Skoolie: What We Love (And What We Don’t)
My wife and I have lived in a converted school bus for 365 days now. Here’s what we’ve loved (and a few things we haven’t loved) about the skoolie life.
Channel Islands National Park: A Remote Island Getaway Ends With Evacuation
A recent trip to Channel Islands National Park proved that its little-known islands off the coast of Los Angeles are full of rugged adventures and surprises. Spoiler alert: There are adorable native island foxes everywhere.
Locked Doors, No Toilets: A Government Shutdown at Our National Parks
Little-to-no services are available in national parks when there’s a federal government shutdown. Our editor visited Saguaro National Park on the eighth day of the December 2018 shutdown to witness the effects firsthand.
Lassen Volcanic National Park: Everything to Love About a Big Park, Without the Crowds
Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the lesser-known parks. There’s a lot to love about this northern California gem, which is chock-full of volcanoes, alpine lakes, waterfalls, meadows, and geothermal features. On our recent visit, we felt like we had an epic, unique playground to ourselves.
Hiking in Olympic National Park: From Sea to Summit to Rainforest
In seven full days we backpacked in three different ecosystems found in Olympic National Park. With two days in the mountains, two by the Pacific Ocean, and three in a rain forest, the week was full of diversity and pristine wilderness.
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Road Trip Experience
Meet Kyle Nossaman and his wife, Kallie. We tapped these two pro roadsters to share some of the secrets they’ve discovered over their first three and a half months on the road.
Road Trip Upgrade: ‘Bivy’ App Adds Adventure Anywhere
Our travel editor is on a yearlong road trip. Often making plans on the go, he uses the mobile Bivy app to find his next adventure, from mountain biking in Dixie National Forest to exploring a waterfall at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Teton Crest Trail Backpacking Gear List: Everything We Brought Hiking
Our editor took detailed notes on each item he and his wife carried on a four-day backpacking trip in the Teton Range. Here’s their comprehensive packing list categorized by gear, food, and apparel.
Rafting the Grand Canyon: What to Know About This Bucket List Trip
Most Grand Canyon rafting trips book a year or two in advance. Here’s the rundown on our editor’s recent Grand Canyon rafting experience, including what to know about how to start planning yours.
Utah’s Least-Visited National Park Is a Secret Oasis: Guide to Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park is Utah’s least-visited National Park. That’s preposterous, but we’re not complaining. It’s an oasis with untouched beauty and few crowds.
Antelope Canyon Review: Instagram vs. Reality
Antelope Canyon, though breathtakingly beautiful, wasn’t quite the serene canyon Instagram photos often depict. It’s certainly worth a visit, but here’s what to know before you go.
Reservations May Soon Be Required at Arches National Park
According to the still-proposed plan, only vehicles with an entry reservation will be allowed to enter the park between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. from March through October. Here’s what else you should know.
National Park Hidden Gem: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Named after a 2,200-foot-deep canyon aggressively dug by the Gunnison River, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park quickly earned our respect as one of the most scenic and raw places we’ve ever been.
A Year on the Road: How We Afford to Travel
Many dream of a long trip on the road. But how to afford the travel? A young couple put pen to paper, scrimped and saved, and made a dream trip a reality. Their tips can help you afford the trip of a lifetime.
Couple Begins Yearlong National Park Road Trip in School Bus
A GearJunkie editor and his wife recently began a yearlong national park road trip in their school bus-RV conversion. Check out their plans and follow along on their adventures.
Badlands National Park: Camp, Hike Beyond The Trails
With only a handful of designated trails, Badlands National Park is best explored off trail. We spent three full days in the park, exploring its labyrinth of rugged badland formations.
Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park: A Great Plains Gem
In the Badlands of North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an unexpectedly epic hub for adventure enthusiasts. We spent a week in the park and came back with a jam-packed trip report.