USa Outdoor Adventure Travel

Here at the Fox in the Forest outdoor adventure travel blog, I want you to uncover the beauty and wonder of the USA. Here you'll find plenty of inspiring outdoor adventure travel ideas for trips in the USA. Check out road trip hacks, the best backpacking trails, as well as insider guides to many of Utah's National Parks. Pack up the car, strap on your hiking boots and hit the road!

false summit of Mt Guyot

Hiking Mt Guyot a Colorado 13er: Trip Report

There’s an easy way and a hard way up Guyot. We decided to take the challenging route up the east ridge. Class 2+ and 3 scrambles gaining 1,800′ in a little more than a mile. Nothing quite says leg burn like a steep uphill rock scramble.

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Cottonwood Pass – Camping in the Snow Trip Report

Despite the challenges, reaching the base of Jones Mountain while being enveloped by the weather at Ptarmigan Lake made that extra mis-mile of hiking worth it. Sitting next to a roaring fire with some of your closest friends, laughing so hard it hurts kept the cold at bay. Watching my severely socially challenged dog chase a young pup around the fire erased whatever she was thinking by sitting next to a stream and refusing to move in 34 degree weather. The morning sun after 2 days of nothing but cold and clouds felt like a gift sent from the heavens. Being in the mountains is a beautiful balance. Beckoning you in for more, but just as often reminding you that you are a mere mortal; humbling you to the fullest.

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Colorado 14er: Lincoln, Democrat, and Bross Trip Report

Another weekend up before the sun. Another wind-whipped cold morning. Another high altitude struggle. Another summit sunrise. Another smile. Another day well spent in the mountains.

Squirrel and I set out to achieve a pretty ambitious goal: climb three (4 named) 14,000’+ peaks in one morning. That alone is a pretty tall order, but it doesn’t stop there. Only in Colorado can you go and do something like that, then see a show at a natural amphitheater (Red Rocks) that night. It was exhausting, exhilarating, and totally worth it. The promise of a full moon and good weather, this was an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.

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Mount Rose, Lake Tahoe Trip Report

The rock feels cold on my hands as I stare off into the distance. My mind is blank, empty, just enveloped in the moment. I’ve made it.The breeze brings a chill as the sweat evaporates off of my body. I breathe deeply. The sun’s strength is gaining, struggling against the increasing winds to wrap me in it’s warmth. I see the strip of trail across the valley, the lake off in the distance, and endless horizon of mountains and valleys below. Above me the sky stretches out with wispy clouds like fingers outstretched welcoming me into this beautiful day. In this moment I feel small. I am alive. It’s perfect.

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Meg aka Fox is a 30-something true-born adventurer and enthusiastic storyteller. Exploration pulses through her veins. As an avid outdoors enthusiast and world traveler she's determined to discover the remote corners of the planet. She'd rather be dirty than done up.

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