Author: Kaiti Kinshella

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The 6 Best Hikes In Zion National Park You Absolutely Must Do

Zion stands among the titans of National Parks, holding its own alongside giants like Yosemite, Arches, and Yellowstone. It is no surprise that Utah’s first national park is able to capture the fandom that it has – with over 4 million visitors each year.  Zion contains beautiful contrasts: red canyon […]

Is Steamboat Springs Good for Beginners

Is Steamboat Springs Good for Beginners?

Resorts like Jackson Hole and Taos have recently begun changing their marketing to be more “approachable” mountains, with newly remodeled beginner areas and re-vamped ski school programs. However, there are some resorts that were just born to be beginner friendly – they don’t even have to try. Steamboat Springs happily […]

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Best Trail Running Shoes for Hiking: Our Top 10 Picks

It is no secret: many people have converted to using trail running shoes as opposed to hiking boots. Why? The reasoning is simple: hiking boots are tight, painful, heavy, and stuffy. And, let’s get real here, breaking them in does not necessarily help.  How many times have you heard someone […]

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Is Longs Peak Hard to Climb?

If you are looking for a 14er to climb in Colorado, Longs Peak is most likely near the top of your list. With the top question in your mind being – How difficult is the Longs Peak climb? To quickly answer – The risk factors that make Longs Peak hard […]

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The 9 Best Hikes near Leadville, Colorado

Having lived in Leadville, I know the secrets of this place. It is much more than a drive-through town, and if you decide to stop you will discover that there are many hiking adventures to be had. Here are a few of my favorites: These first three are BIG, EPIC […]