Mike QuineExplorer

  • Backpack the West Rim Trail, Zion NP

    This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the late...

    14.5 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Summit Igloo Mountain

    Make no mistake, this is a unkempt, social trail. Starting at the base of the mountain at the McKinley Park Road sign for Big Creek/Igloo Mountain Campground, begin hiking northeast towards a faint social trail heading up the mountain. Once you re...

    4 miles 4200 ft gain

  • Hike Along Mendocino Cliffs Trail

    The town of Mendocino is as charming and quaint as one can find. It is no wonder why it was pegged as the perfect location spot to film the series Murder She Wrote. While the series heroine Jessica Fletcher's home can still be visited, it is the b...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike the Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

    This 6.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later...

    6.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Drive Scenic Route to Oxbow Overlook

    Theodore Roosevelt was undoubtedly the tip of what would become an ever-flying spear of the United States' conservation movement. It is fitting that this buffalo-seeking hero would have a park named after him. The 14-mile drive through the Park's ...

    14 miles

  • Hike Wildcat Canyon Trail, Zion NP

    This 5.8 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later...

    5.8 miles

  • Hike through the American Camp

    For what was once a highly contested and disputed piece of land in the Pacific Ocean, now lays home to one of the most peaceful, tranquil, and historic hikes in the island chain. Start the hike at the parking lot of the San Juan Island National Hi...

    3 miles

  • Paddle The Everglades' Wilderness Waterway

    The Wilderness Waterway in the Everglades National Park can be navigated either by kayak or canoe. This is an endurance voyage that typically takes upwards of 10 days if you are solo-canoeing. The voyage can take significantly less time if using a...

  • Hike the Island Trail, Walnut Canyon

    The trail is a short one - stretching only a mile in length. The only semi-strenuous portion of the trail is at the beginning and end where you start by descending a set of stairs in order to reach the trail that loops around the historic cliff dw...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Backpack the Trans-Zion Trek, Zion NP

    The following adventure guide for the Trans-Zion Trek will actually consist of six separate trails. The trails listed below are listed in order, going West to East. If the individual trail adventure is composed on the site as going east to west, ...

    47 miles

  • Summit Wheeler Peak

    Not a feat for the faint of heart. You have to want this one. Especially if you are dealing with intermittent patches of snow. The Upper Lehman Creek Trail, the Wheeler Peak Trail, and the summit are not overly challenging when done on their own, ...

    16 miles 5500 ft gain

  • Summit Bonanza Peak, Wrangell-St. Elias NP

    This journey begins at the northern terminus of the historic Kennecott Mines, following the Root Glacier trail to the north. Follow this trail between 1-2 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Follow the split to the southeast and continue a...

    9 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Explore Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Kennecott Mines

    If you have already stepped foot into Wrangell-St. Elias, you probably arrived via bush plane or by heroically navigating the relentlessly brutal, pothole smothered McCarthy Road. Once across the Kennecott River footbridge, you must take the shutt...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Backpack to Pelton Basin in North Cascades NP

    Starting at 3,640 feet elevation, the Cascade Pass Trailhead begins adjacent to the Johannesburg Camp and proceeds east along a relentless series of switchbacks. Though the trail is consumed by a thick Washington evergreen forest, the switchbacks ...

    4.2 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike the Connector Trail, Zion NP

    This 4-mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, ...

    4 miles

  • Summit Telescope Peak

    The trail starts at Mahogany Flat campground which can be hiked to from the Charcoal Kilns to the north or more immediately accessible via 4WD on a dirt access road - use caution when driving this road in icy conditions. Once at the Mahogany Flat ...

    14 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike East Rim Trail, Zion NP

    The East Rim Trail is approximately 11-miles (one-way) and can either be started from the Eastern Entrance of Zion National Park, or more commonly from the Hidden Canyon or Observation Point Trailheads. Many people start from within Zion Canyon an...

    11 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Backpack Windigo to South Lake Desor, Isle Royale NP

    This guide assumes that hikers have already made their journey by either float plane or charter ship to the Windigo Port on the West end of the island of Isle Royale National Park.As mentioned above, this section hike of the Greenstone Ridge Trail...

    11.3 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike the Full West Rim Trail, Zion NP

    This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the late...

    14.5 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike to Smuggler's Cove, Channel Islands NP

    Save one stretch of elevation close to the cove itself, this 8-mile, round-trip hike is a leisuring trek across one of the countries most beautiful, though less famous National Parks - the Channel Islands. Smuggler's Cove is located on the Santa C...

    8 miles

  • Descend the Gunnison Trail, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

    The name is powerful enough to ignite a sense of adventure in even those without imagination. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison! I mean, where do I sign up!? To the lucky few who decide to make the full descent into the canyon, the cuts, bruises, a...

    1 miles 1800 ft gain