Gem of United States Nature – The Grand Canyon

grand-canyonA summer vacation idea not to be missed is a road trip to the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon National Park is split into two rims; the North and South rim. Due to the disparity in their elevations, the two rims seem like two completely separate parks. If you’re interested in visiting the North Rim, be sure to save the trip for a date between May and October, or you may risk being trapped by snowfall. However, a visit to the North Rim is well worth it because of the breathtaking views and solitude that can be experienced through a day hike.

Both rims should be explored through day hikes, and can be explored in a variety of different ways. Park rangers are available to offer information on the history and science of the park, and mule trips are offered for both rims. The South rim offers a Desert View drive, whitewater rafting trips through the Colorado River, and a photo hot spot for nature photographers trying to find the best lighting to capture views of the park. The North rim offers a myriad of different hiking trails and roads, and should be explored as thoroughly as possible for some truly awesome sights.

The Best Campsites Collection #5 -Bartlett Cove Campground

Camp where a glacier once stood. Bartlett Cove Campground in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park is off the beaten path, though worth every bit of effort it takes to get there. With endless trail to hike, waterways to kayak, and wildlife to watch (humpback whales, elk, grizzly bears, wolves, to name a few), you’ll quickly realize why Alaska still remains The Last Frontier.

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The Best Campsites Collection #4 – Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park offers visitors a rare opportunity to be humbled by nature in an extreme landscape that exists in total opposition to with what is generally regarded as typical U.S. geography. Walking among the dunes with sand as far as the eye can see feels like being on a alien planet—it’s entirely foreign and amazing. Whether your avenue of exploration is by horse back, on foot, or by car, the experience is one not to miss.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Surfing T-shirts Are Here

When Mark Twain visited Hawaii in 1866 he wrote “in one place we came upon a large company of naked natives, of both sexes and all ages, amusing themselves with the national pastime of surf-bathing.” It is not known exactly when the natives invented surfing, but obviously they did a great deed for the modern aficionados.

Thomas Edward Blake is credited as the pioneer in paddle board construction in the early 1930s. While restoring historic Hawaiian boards in 1926, Blake built a replica of the “olo” surfboard ridden by ancient Hawaiian kings. He lightened this replica by drilling holes and covering them, creating the first hollow board, which subsequently led to creation of today’s paddle boards.

It is no secret that Hawaiians and Californians alike enjoy both sports. With Paddle boarding not needing waves or winds, it is quickly becoming the latest craze in outdoor activities across the world.

In this section of our store you will find surfing and stand-up paddle boarding t-shirts.

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The Ultimate Hiking Trail – Appalachian

A hiking trip is a great way to get back to nature and to escape urban life, at least for a little while. The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world and runs across 14 American states from Georgia to Maine, passing mountainous terrain, forest and lakes. Practice your boots before you set off into the wilderness. Our road ahead t-shirt will keep you motivated and cool each and every of the 2160 miles!

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Rangers point at things

Park Rangers are wonderful people who serve millions of park visitors. The first formally appointed park rangers were Charles A. Leidig and Archie O. Leonard of Yosemite National Park starting in 1898. Since then Park Rangers make your visit all the worthwhile by first protecting the nature and then helping the visitors with useful  working knowledge about the park and the wonders of nature in it.  They also know to have fun while pointing at things. Check out ‪#‎rangerspointingatthings.  As you hit to trails at your favorite national park, check out our excellent collection of hiking shirts and grab one that suits your taste.

Photo Courtesy of National Park Service
Photo Courtesy of National Park Service

Just in! SectionHiker.com T-Shirts & More

I am very proud to announce a new partnership with have with SectionHiker.com to offer official Section Hiker logo t-shirts, hoodies, car decals and more. Included in the offering for the first time is a 100% polyester, moisture wicking t-shirt – a great item to wear if you want to stay dry on the trail.

SectionHiker.com is one of the premier backpacking and hiking blogs out there. It is run by Philip Werner and has been offering up unique trip reports, gear reviews and general outdoor information since 2008.

Below is a small sample of the Section Hiker apparel we have to offer. For the entire collection please click here.

Section Hiker organic cotton t-shirt

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