Posts by Paul Jones

Eardley Canyon narrows

Eardley Canyon

The canyon walls rise and darken. Near the bottom where we walk they are almost black. These are the narrows. Running a hand on the cool stone evokes a feeling of sanctity. This is why we came here.

Backpacking tent in Denali National Park

Backpacking Tents

If you spend more than a couple of nights a year outside, your tent is probably one of the most important pieces of gear you own. Use this information to choose one that suits your needs: whether it's staying warm on cold nights or keeping dry during vicious storms.

An entrance to the sandstone tunnels in Johnson Canyon

Johnson Canyon and Montezuma’s Gold

A few miles east of Kanab, a deep canyon slices northward through the multihued cliffs of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National...

Cascades along the Left Fork of North Creek

The Subway

Northwest of the Zion visitor center, a small stream slices through the Zion backcountry. Like many of the creeks in Zion...

Family Friendly Hikes in Zion National Park

Family Friendly Hikes in Zion National Park

Zion is often discussed in terms of big-adventure hikes such as the Narrows, Angels Landing, or the Subway. Hikes like...

Kermsuh Lake

Kermsuh Lake

Hoping to squeeze one more backpacking trip out of the summer months, my wife and I threw our packs into the...

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