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Megan Young McPartland

Megan hails from southwest Colorado, where she grew up hiking and camping. Since then, she has been on the road, working as an outdoor guide. She's guided hiking trips in British Columbia, whitewater in Washington and Idaho, and taught skiing across Colorado.

Megan has spent over 100 days camping at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and is currently bagging Colorado's 14ers with her Border Collie, Alli. When she's not getting lost on the trail, you can find Megan wherever there's WIFI sharing her outdoor experience so that others may learn from her mistakes.

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Backpacker sitting on cliff edge at Grand Canyon

How to Get a Backcountry Camping Permit (Even Popular Ones!)

National Park permits help protect our wild spaces. But how can you get one? This guide will take you through the backcountry reservation process so you can get a spot at your dream campsite.
Indiana Dunes State Park

Best Hiking in Indiana: 10 Trails in the Hoosier State

Indiana is overflowing with natural beauty, from deep box canyons and roaring waterfalls to lush forests and exposed ridgelines. See for yourself on one of these ten top-rated hiking trails.
Aerial view of Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Dewey Lake, Kentucky

Best Camping in Kentucky: 11 Top Campgrounds

Camping is the best way to experience the extensive natural beauty of Kentucky. Whether you’re an RVer or a tent camper, use this guide to find the perfect place to stay.
Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island

Best Camping in Rhode Island: The Ocean State’s Top Campsites

There is no shortage of beautiful campgrounds to stay in Rhode Island. Whether you prefer a quiet forested tent site or an oceanfront RV hookup, our Rhode Island guide has you covered!
Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska

Best Camping in Nebraska: 11 Top Sites in the Cornhusker State

Nebraska is home to incredible landscapes and stunning scenery. This campground guide covers the best places to stay in the Cornhusker State and what to do when you get there.
Maroon Bells peaks in Crater Lake, Colorado

Best Hikes in Colorado: 17 Incredible Trails

Colorado hiking is nothing short of incredible. From soaring summits to wanders through fascinating red rock wonderlands, there is something here for everyone. Check it all out on one of these top-rated trails.
Aerial view of Big Creek Lake in southern Alabama

Best Hikes in Alabama: Top 9 Trails in The Heart of Dixie

Alabama’s natural beauty will surprise you in the best of ways. In this guide to the state’s best hiking trails you'lldiscover stunning overlooks, gorgeous waterfalls, and one-of-a-kind rock formations.
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Best Hikes In Maine: 13 Top-Rated Trails To Explore and Enjoy

Few states can rival the natural beauty of Maine. From rugged coastlines to lush forests, this is one state that has it all! Discover it for yourself on one of these top-rated trails.
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