Notes From The Trail

With thru-hike season in full effect, everyone is either knee deep in their summer excursions or preparing for takeoff. With boundless options for where to plan your next thru-hike, there’s also a plethora of fun, interesting (and occasionally mysterious) facts about our favorite US trails. Some are more exciting than others, but it brings us joy to know there’s always something new to be discovered on our most esteemed thru hikes. 

 

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Joshua Tree National park is a vast expanse of diverse desert biomes, sprawling almost 800,000 acres and is just under 30 years old. It’s also a crucial part of the Mojave Desert ecosystem, housing numerous species of mammals, birds, insects and lizards. From palms to Joshua trees themselves, there’s no shortage of eco diversity to be ogled in this beautiful national park in California’s backyard. 
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The Redwoods National Forest is one of the planet's most natural wonders, housing the largest trees we’ve ever seen, and is just North of San Francisco. If you’ve never been to this picturesque playground in nature, we recommend planning a visit. Once you do, be sure to pick up some of our Redwood themed designs, which will keep you cool and dry while you traverse the vast network of titanic trees.
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