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Hi! I’m Kristen. I’m a Salt Lake City based blogger, photo enthusiast, and crazy music lover who thrives in the outdoors and wants to help inspire and inform your next adventure. Bearfoot Theory is the one-stop outdoor adventure travel blog for everyday explorers looking to go to awesome and easily-accessible outdoor destinations and to hone in on their outdoor skills.

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Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin Backpacking Guide

Lakes? Waterfalls? Granite Peaks? Get it all in a weekend backpacking trip over Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin in California's eastern Sierras.

3-day Backpacking Checklist

Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with recommendations for going lighter.

San Juan Islands Kayaking Tour

The San Juan Islands are known for marine life and rugged green coastline, and one of the best ways to explore this part of the Pacific Northwest is by kayak. Here's the details and my latest GoPro video from my San Juan Island sunset kayaking tour in Griffin Bay and the other paddling options (like looking for whales!!) available for those visiting the region.

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How to choose the best sleeping pad for backpacking

What to wear hiking

Travel 

Best carry-on travel backpacks

10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals

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My latest travel video is from a three-day kayaking trip on New Zealand’s Abel Tasman coast. For more videos, head to my YouTube channel and subscribe!
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Looking for advice on outdoor, travel, and camping gear? Head to my One Stop Gear Shop to see what’s in my gear closet and get recommendations for my favorite stuff…all in one place.

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