Brynn SchmidtExplorer

I love wilderness/beaches: photography, hiking, camping, backpacking, conservation and hanging out with my guys while they climb. Mom, wife and co-founder of non-profit organization serving in Gabon and DRC, Africa. Find me on Instagram

Hike to Pfeiffer Falls

Big Sur, California

This trail is a staff favorite at Big Sur. This family-friendly waterfall trail provides only a moderate challenge for young children and older family members.

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Hike the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls in Yosemite NP

Yosemite Valley, California

This is one of the most epic short hikes that you can do in Yosemite. Highly recommend it for anyone staying in the valley or visiting with enough time for a 2-3 hour hike.

458 Saves

Boulder at Pirate's Cove

Newport Beach, California

This is a great spot for bouldering in Newport Beach, CA with really easy access from the parking lot at Big Corona Beach or street parking above on Ocean Blvd.

359 Saves

Photograph Wildlife in Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

This adventure is a little harder to pinpoint on a map because the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone encompasses a large area of the park.

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Hike the Big Bluestem Trail Loop

Boulder, Colorado

This is a great spot for an easy/moderate hike or trail run. The trail is accessible year round and can often be hiked in winter as well as other seasons.

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Rock Climbing Moab's Wall Street

Moab, Utah

Moab's Wall Street is exactly what it sounds like, but nothing like the "Wall Street" you're familiar with.

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Backpack to Red Deer Lake, CO

Lyons, Colorado

This is an excellent place to take your family backpacking. It is a fairly easy trail and definitely a great one for kids.

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Trail Run at Schwabacher Landing

Moose, Wyoming

If you are looking for one of the most scenic trail runs in the country, check out the trail at Schwabacher Landing. The trail starts at the parking lot with an elevation of 6,545 feet and is flat.

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Hike the Eagle Sage Loop

Boulder, Colorado

This is a great trail if you are in the Boulder area and want something fairly easy or quick. This 3.75 loop can be hiked in about an hour and a half since it is fairly flat.

130 Saves

Hike or Trail Run on Rabbit Mountain, CO

Longmont, Colorado

This is a great hike/trail run in Boulder County. It is located between Longmont and Lyons and is part of Boulder County Open Space.

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Hike to Ski Lake

Wilson, Wyoming

This is a great hike that is just a few minutes from Wilson, WY. This trail is used more by locals than visitors to the area, but is a great one to check out if you are nearby.

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Rock Climb Supremacy Rock in Eldorado Canyon

Boulder, Colorado

This is a great spot for beginner climbers, as long as you have an experienced climber with you to anchor the top rope and belay you.

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Explore Red Rock Lake, CO

Ward, Colorado

If you are looking for great reflections, color and mountain peaks for your photos, this lake is a great place to start.

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Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski at Caribou Ranch

Nederland, Colorado

The Caribou Ranch Open Space is about two miles north of the town of Nederland. From Nederland, at the town’s roundabout, head west on CO 72 for about two miles.

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Rock Climb at Headstone Rock in Joshua Tree

Twentynine Palms, California

To find this climb, park on the east side loop of the Ryan Campground in the park. There are several parking spots here next to a bathroom.

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Winter Hike to the Woodbine Falls Overlook

Nye, Montana

This is a great spot for a winter snowshoe or hike, depending on the weather. The Stillwater river may be frozen with incredible colors and the mountain views are awesome.

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Cross-Country Ski around Old Faithful, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

While Old Faithful is familiar to many, winter there is an entirely different experience.

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Photograph on Cottonwood Creek

Alta, Wyoming

If you are looking for a location in the Tetons to take some photos that is a little different, this is a great spot.

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Camp at Aspenglen Campground

Estes Park, Colorado

Aspenglen is one of the four main campgrounds within the park boundaries. The campground is for car camping and there are areas just for tents and then broader areas for tents and campers.

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Rock Climb Lembert Dome, Yosemite NP

Tuolumne County, California

Lembert Dome stands out clearly as it is right along the road with a fairly large parking lot, about 1/4 mile past the Toulumne Store.

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Paddle Board (SUP) Napili Bay, Maui

Lahaina, Hawaii

This is an awesome place to stand up paddle - whether you are an experienced paddleboarder or a beginner. The bay is generally calm and protected and easy to board in.

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Photograph Fall Colors Along Independence Pass and Twin Lakes, CO

Independence Pass Summit Parking

While this is a more of a photography adventure and a fall drive to take through Colorado, there are also many areas to hike along the way.

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