Mayson AlgeyerStoryteller

I am an avid outdoorsman and photographer with an enormous passion for the outdoors and sharing moments worth capturing from my adventures. These are the stories behind my adventures to share with you.

24 Hours in Bryce Canyon National Park


Closing out a busy 2017, Julie and I were excited to visit our tenth and final national park of the year.

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5 Outdoor Apparel and Gear Brands You Should Know

Here are some under the radar companies that fit in with the modern outdoorsman/woman's lifestyle.

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The Eye and The Lens: The Balance of Being Present and Capturing the Moment

I’m a storyteller. I love sharing experiences with others. Fortunately, we live in a time where we are never without a camera.

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The Ethics of "Getting the Shot"

The trail from the top of Snoqualmie Falls to the viewing platform below was a short, steep, climb through moss covered trees.

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Backpack Over Kearsarge Pass to Charlotte Lake

Independence, California

This adventure begins at Onion Valley Campground outside of Independence, CA. The parking is abundant and the road is snow dependent.

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Hike to Horseshoe Bend

Williams, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is classic bucket list material and for good reason. Even if they don’t know what it’s called or where it is, everyone has seen this famous spot somewhere.

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Hiking Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass Trail

Independence, California

This trail starts at the Onion Valley Trailhead. This trail is in the John Muir Wilderness and ends at Kearsarge Pass, the boundary for Kings Canyon National Park.

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Weekend Road Trip Guide for Lone Pine and Death Valley

Death Valley, California

One of my girlfriend's favorite movies is Tremors. Yes, 1990 Kevin Bacon.

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How Working in Marketing Made Me a Better Photographer

I work in the marketing department of Delaware State Parks.

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How to Make the Most of 5 Days in Wyoming


Wyoming has plenty to offer, whether you're looking to do some hardcore backpacking or just simply drive up and get out of your car at some of the most breathtaking spots in the country.

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Drive along the Signal Mountain Road, Grand Teton NP

Moran, Wyoming

One of the prettiest drives in the park, Signal Mountain Road is located just about a mile from the Signal Mountain Lodge.

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Winter Camping in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce, Utah

The incredible views at Bryce Canyon National Park can be described with little else than a “Wow.” During a snowy winter, especially, these sights are not to be missed.

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Backpack up the Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

Payson, Arizona

This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim.

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Why Everyone Should Have A Packed Bag Ready To Go

(Jefferson Park, August 2015) As a student at Oregon State University, I can get overwhelmed at times by being on campus with nearly 28,000 other students.

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Camp at Yosemite Creek Campground

Mariposa County, California

Yosemite Creek Campground is on Tioga Road north of the valley at 7,700' elevation. There is a stream at this campsite which you can filter if you don't want to bring a lot of water.

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Lake Tahoe's Least Crowded and Most Photogenic Campsite

Lake Tahoe, California

Tahoe's Backpacking and Photography Secret: Loch Leven During a Tahoe summer, nothing is better than a campsite by a lake, with sunset campfires and plenty of rocks for epic swan-diving.

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12 Telltale Signs That You Live For Adventure

Have you ever, while lying in your bed, thought to yourself, “man...

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Define Yourself by What You Love, Not What You Do for Work

On more than one occasion, I’ve been asked, “Soooooo, who is the real Matt Van Swol?” I never know how to answer this question. On the one hand, I’m a nuclear scientist for the Dept of Energy.

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Glacier National Park?

Glacier, Montana

Are you looking for a nature paradise so vast and pure that it’s almost overwhelming? Look no further than Glacier National Park!  Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is a popular tourist de.

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A Guide to Exploring Utah's Incredible Slot Canyons


There is something magical and sobering about exploring slot canyons in Southern Utah.

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Backpack Mount Assiniboine: Sunshine Village to Mount Shark

Improvement District No. 9, Canada

This trek specifically covers the distance from Sunshine Village to Mount Shark. You will need a car at Mt. Shark, as there are no shuttles from that location to Canomre or any local areas.

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How To Find The Cheapest Flight Possible

It happens all the time. You see a photo of a gorgeous place somewhere and instantly catch the travel bug. Just for kicks, you decide you want to look up how much flights cost to go there.

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8 National Parks With Beautiful Autumn Leaves

Autumn really is an especially scenic time of year and there's no better place to take in the changing of fall leaves than at one of the national parks.

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Hike to Sentinel Pass

Improvement District No. 9, Canada

This popular hike starts out by the one the most iconic lakes in Banff National Park, Moraine Lake.

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