5 Tips for Best Bug Practices

5 Tips for Best Bug Practices

Bugs are a major concern in countless areas; spiders, ticks, mosquitos, no see ums, black flies, midges, honestly this list could go on and on. So, the underlying question to all of this is how do we properly prepare ourselves and our children for those buggy days on the trail? We have developed a pretty simple system for keeping both adults and children relatively bug-free and happy. Bug Repellent After years of living in Washington state where the bugs aren’t generally an issue (although there was that one backpacking trip…. but, that’s another story) we ventured off on our first…

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Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park – Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park is massively large with 527 square miles of park to explore, divided into 4 distinct districts: The Needles, Island in the Sky, The Maze, and the rivers (the Green River and Colorado River converge within the park). This massive park has no road that connects the entire park together which means visitors generally chose to visit either the north or the south end. We could’ve spent a week exploring this remarkable park but, we only had two days to discover what this scenic place had to offer. Our first day was spent in the Island in the…

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