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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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Grand Marais Lighthouse in front of the Sawtooth Mountains on Lake Superior, Minnesota.

Best Hikes in Minnesota: The North Star State’s Top 11 Trails

Minnesota, the land of a thousand lakes, also has some of the best hiking in the country. Discover waterfalls, beaches, and mountains on one of these 11 incredible trails.
View of Mount Magazine State Park, Missouri

Best Hikes in Missouri: The Show-Me State’s Top 12 Trails

Missouri’s best-kept secret is its amazing hiking trails. Use this guide to our 12 favorites to discover the state’s roaring waterfalls, natural tunnels, and more.
Red rock formations with LaSal Mountains in background, Moab, Utah

13 Best Hikes In Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. See for yourself with one of these 13 top-rated trails in the area.
Lake Iroquois with Camel's Hump mountain

Best Hikes in Vermont: 12 Trails in the Green Mountain State

It’s no secret that Vermont is home to some of the best hiking in the country. In this guide discover twelve of the state’s top trails, from easy urban walks to remote rock scrambles.
The Oregon Trail at Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Best Hiking in Nebraska: The Cornhusker State’s Top 9 Trails

Nebraska’s best-kept secret is its wealth of awesome hiking trails. Discover the charm of the Cornhusker state on one of these 9 top-rated trails.
The mountains of West Virginia

Best Hiking in West Virginia: Top Trails in the Mountain State

West Virginia is home to unparalleled natural beauty and some of the country’s top hiking. Use this guide showcasing nine awesome trails in the Mountain State to find your next adventure!
Lake Jocassee, South Carolina

Best Hiking in South Carolina: The Top 10 Trails

South Carolina is home to some of the top hiking trails in the country. Discover swamplands, waterfalls, and high mountain summits on one of these highly-rated hikes.
Hikers on a snowy trail surrounded with evergreen trees

Best Winter Hikes in the USA: 19 Trails for the Holiday Season

If you’re keen to carry on hiking through the cold season, this is the place to be! In this guide, we introduce you to 19 awesome winter wanders across the US for hikers of all ability levels.
Picture Lake and Mt. Shuksan in winter, Washington

Best Winter Hikes in Washington: 18 Magical Trails

If you refuse to let winter weather stop you from getting out on the trail, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we cover 18 awesome Washington trails that are perfect for winter hiking.