The benefits we receive from the best backpack destinations and the perfect gear:
The biggest difference between my website and others is the way I show you how to find the best hiking destinations and what gear makes the trip safe and fun.
What am I selling? This is a free Web site. I'm just sharing my personal experiences about the places I like to backpack and hike and the gear I've used to make it more riveting and easy.
If you are interested in mountains I will show you the best places I have found that are just breathtaking! Stunning views and magnificent trails that will have you coming back for more.
Mountains Outside Murphy, North Carolina
If Fall Colors are what turn you on, I will tell you where and show you some of the best locations I have discovered.
Breathtaking Fall Colors
Fall Colors, North Carolina
Unforgettable waterfalls have given me spiritual experiences I just never imagined I would find in nature. There is something about the sound, motion of the water, and negative ions that move me in wonderful ways. I have been unable to pull myself away from some waterfalls. Their power over me is sometimes very mysterious.
Akaka Falls, Big Island Of Hawaii
Rivers and streams also have intense power. They bring snow melt and rain down from the mountain tops. Hiking along a river or stream is always very enjoyable. The sound of the water crashing over the rocks is very relaxing.
Toccoa River, North Georgia
I have been to many National Parks including Everglades, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Yosemite, Mt. Rainier, Olympic, Glacier, as well as Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, Shenandoah, Grand Canyon, Lassen, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Crater Lake, Redwoods, Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion and many more Monuments, State Parks and Natural Areas!
I probably forgot a few National Parks but I'll add them as I recall them.
I'll look at and recommend the gear that I feel you must have to be safe and to have a more enjoyable hike. That includes trekking poles, packs, shoes and lightweight backpacking tents. I show you the ten essentials and all the gear you must have with you on your backpacking trips and travel adventures. Have lots of fun and I hope to see you on the trail!
Who Am I?
My name is Joe and I have been hiking since around 1996 from Florida to Hawaii. During that time I've discovered what gear helps in making the trip easier and more electrifying.
We could hike anywhere with little or no gear but why? The right packs, shoes and other equipment are essential for fun hiking. I review, research and recommend the best hiking equipment for hiking, travel, backpacking and school.
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