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Top 7 Most Unique National Parks

Top 7 Most Unique National Parks
Looking for vacation ideas or summer travel plans? Don't worry, we've got your back! Get outdoors this year and turn your off time into an adventure you'll never forget! Here's a breakdown of some of the most unique national parks in the United States. You're welcome.

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7. Yosemite National Park


Best known for its magnificent waterfalls, Yosemite National Park is a shrine for beauty, including deep, rolling valleys, granite and glaciers, and so much more! This vast wilderness is home to grand meadows and vast, ancient sequoias where 7 present-day tribes place their history and roots.

Yosemite National Park waterfalls 

Yosemite offers an incredible variety of things to do including national park norms like biking, hiking, fishing, etc. as well as things unique to the park itself! Try water or winter sports depending on what time of year you’re visiting! There is also extensive bird watching and rock climbing like no other. Learn more about this classic attraction here and remember to get outdoors!

Yosemite National Park River 

6. Arches National Park


Arches National Park is a unique dreamlike setting that is a sunset colored sea of mystical sandstone arches; true to its name in every way. These sand deposit left over from ancient, evaporated salt seas create a picture perfect dream setting. Camp under the darkest of desert night skies or discover amazing views of shapes and sizes on 20 miles worth of winding trails that will challenge even the most experienced of hikers. Take a peak at more details of this wonderland here.

 Arches National Park Utah

There is nothing else like these incredible statues that paint the Utah desert red with cool shapes and sizes; they are truly unlike anything you've ever seen before!

 Arches National Park Utah Reds


5. St. Croix Island International Historic Site


Take a short ride from Acadia National Park along Maine’s coastal route one down east to a small site that carries a big history. Before Jamestown AND Plymouth Rock, this area of St. Croix Island housed a new French presence, a colony that like many others, almost didn’t make it. Sharing a border with Canada, this small and sacred island is nestled in the middle of the St. Croix River. So pack a lunch & grab your binoculars for a hike through history! This fragile reveal of the past is must-see.

4.  Katmai National Park and Preserve


Katmai National Park and Preserve Lake 

This valley, created by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century, sits on the Alaska’s northern peninsula where brown bears quite literally out number people. A place where salmon are pink and plentiful, fishing with one of nature’s fiercest predators isn’t out of the question.

Katmai National Park and Preserve Bears Looking for trout 

Katmai is unlike any other national park and although this remote spot is difficult to get to, seeing as you must travel almost exclusively by boat or plane, it is definitely worth it for some of the best opportunities the natural world has to offer! Take a 45- minute Culture Walk with a native ranger, fish for rainbow trout over 30 inches in length, or if danger is more your style, you’re welcome to try bear wrestling… but our money’s on the bear! Visit the website for more details on the adventure of a lifetime… or watch a live stream of Brooks Fall’s bear cam here and watch the bears in their natural habitat.

3. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Montana, Wyoming

If you’ve never heard of Bighorn Canyon, you’re missin’ out! This national gem is cliff-encased lake just waiting to be discovered! Named after the bighorn sheep that make it their home, this can’t-beat sensation entertains a 71-mile long lake, huge mountains with 1,000 to 2,500 foot cliffs, Peregrine falcons, wild horses, and so much more (if that’s possible)!

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Bighorn sheep 

The amazing waters and stories of those who have explored and settled on Bighorn River is what drives people to visit this creation of Yellowtail Dam. The ranches, fourteen different hiking trails, and over all archaeology of Bighorn Canyon is an inspiring awe just waiting to soak you in wonders! If you don’t believe us, check it out for yourself on their website.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area 

 2. Chaco Culture National Historic Park

New Mexico

Don’t be discouraged by the rough terrain and beyond difficult access to Chaco Canyon, the adventure is worth it (& we’re not talkin’ about the shoes)! This World Heritage site is full of amazing history dating back even before Columbus sailed the ocean blue… you know, in 1492. The “Chaco” civilization left behind hundreds of sandstone buildings, impressive for their time & most definitely a must-see!

Today, visitors are able to travel back in time and immerse themselves in American history with guided walks or self-tours. Prepare to be amazed by the many backcountry trails or camp under the most unimaginably dark New Mexico night skies. Trust, this will definitely be one of your best ideas.

Chaco Culture National Historic Park 

1. Great Smokey Mountains National Park

North Carolina, Tennessee

Great Smokey Mountains National Park 

This famous landmark is number one on our list for a reason! A blanket of forest nestled in between the North Carolina and Tennessee border is home to magnificent wildlife, full of diversity. Not only is the wonder of the world America’s most visited National Park, it is home to the most ancient Southern Appalachian mountain culture.

The Smokies are great for camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking and so much more, with marvelous trails and pavilions; not to mention, the views! The best part, it never closes! Feel free to visit 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for FREE. Visit the website to find out more about this national treasure!

Some of our favorite destinations within the park include (but not limited to) Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Clingmans Dome, and Roaring Forks. Meanwhile the most popular activities are things like auto touring, bicycling, fishing, backpacking, waterfall walks, etc.

Great Smokey Mountains National Park River

Posted by ES Team on 11 October, 2014 camping, fishing, get outdoors | 0 comments | Read more →

Blaze Your Own Trail

You are writing your life story right now.  I doubt that you intended the story of you to only include cubicle walls and a ceiling... No, you picture the exotic places you will travel and the great adventures that you will have. In order for those to become a reality you must first #GetOutdoors and experience the world, and in turn let it give you unexpected adventures. 

Don't be an echo, blaze your own trail.  Stand apart from the crowds and craft a unique tale of passion and adventure. 

These pictures/meme's are intended to be an inspiration to step out into the great unknown and discover the natural world that is all around us. Gaze at tree tops, be silent in nature and discover it's rich sound, walk the muddy paths where few have ventured... this is the ESlife. 

PIN some of these to your Pinterest board to remember the inspiration to get outdoors!

Blaze your own trail
You are writing your life story. Get outdoors and Blaze your own trail. Don't echo other people's stories. Create your own.

When you first set out, be sure to grab some essentials for the trail... like a good sharp machete to clear your path.

trade in normal life for adventure quote
Trade in a "normal life" for one filled to the brim with Adventure.

If you are fishing on your journey, carry a sharp fishing knife. You'll want to fillet the fish with some great knives.

G.R. Chesterton adventure quote  
An Adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. -Chesterton quote

If you will be camping on your adventure, be sure to have the tools and supplies you'll need at the camp site. Hobo stove is lightweight and can help lighten the load for backpackers- plus we have a lot of blog posts filled with camping tips. An axe is a smart thing to have handy, as well as a good pocket knife.

Live a life of passion and adventure 
| Live a life of Passion & Adventure |

I need wilderness more than it needs me quote 
| I need nature and wilderness far more than it needs me. | Preserve | Respect | Honor | Care for |

Chance to work hard at work worth doing Teddy Roosevelt quote 
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Teddy Roosevelt

Hopefully you are now inspired to fill an awesome pack with all the essentials you need for an adventure and trek out alone or with friends.  Nature has so much to offer and you will only discover it when you choose the hardest part, taking the first step out your door.

Posted by ES Team on 10 October, 2014 get outdoors, quotes | 0 comments | Read more →

Hunting and Fishing is the Life for Me

#GetOutdoors with Extremely-Sharp.

Hunting and Fishing is the life for me and always will be. There is something about being in nature that I think speaks to our soul in a way that nothing else can.  I've heard it said that the human spirit needs time in land that is untouched by man and I know that for me that is true.

These photographs are for any of you who love to GET OUTDOORS. That is the message of the Extremely-sharp life...#GetOutdoors.

Be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am quote

My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks that I am.

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Some anglers just have too much time on their hands quote

Some Anglers just have too much time on their hands...

Smoking Gun Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy for hunters.

Not a good shot Teddy Roosevelt quote

Teddy Roosevelt quote - No, I'm not a good shot, but I shoot often.

Teddy Roosevelt's thoughts on gun control. [smile]

Do what you love. Love what you do. quote

Do what you love, love what you do.

I can not look at this photo without a touch of jealousy, wanting to be there fishing. What is it about fishing that brings so much peace? It's like yoga, but you get to kill something.

Mailbox shaped like a gun World's greatest mailbox

One of the worlds greatest mailboxes.

How often do you think this house gets robbed?  | Self defense items for protection

Would you take this shot quote

Would you take this shot? Hunting while standing on a horse

There is range hunting...and then there is standing on a horse range hunting. Could you do it?

Got horsepower

Got horsepower? This fishing boat is awesome.

Oh hi, is this your boat?  I brought beer, can we be friends?   | Fillet knives

Hunting dog

This right here is why we love our hunting dogs. They love to fish and hunt as much as we do

If you love camping, hiking, fishing, hunting... just exploring the great outdoors - we would love for you to visit our family owned and operated website and get some gear for while you are out on your adventure. is an e-commerce website out of Alabama that was started by two brothers who have a love of the outdoors and sharp objects. If you want to support small American businesses, shop our website. Our prices are low and you'll be supporting family owned business.




Posted by ES Team on 08 October, 2014 fishing, get outdoors, hunting, quotes | 0 comments | Read more →

Get Outdoors And Have An Adventure

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We love this quote. "Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." -George Addair

It encompasses the Extremely-Sharp "GET OUTDOOR" spirit. Adventure awaits all of us and it isn't usually inside the safety of the walls we build. So grab some outdoor gear and trek into the great wilderness out there.

"You've got a sword and a destiny. That's more than most people get." -Alethea Kontis, Hero.

Follow the great destiny that you've been given!  We encourage you to GET OUTDOORS! Armed with one of our awesome hunting knives or at least a machete. You can explore the world.

There is so much of the world to discover. This photo was taken from inside of a tree in the pacific northwest.  This region has giant trees and beautiful forests to explore. This tree is in the Hoh National Forest - a rainforest in Washington state. Wouldn't you like to be bold enough to climb inside a dark hollow tree hole?  

This graphic was created to encourage you to GET OUTDOORS and go for more hikes. Our Extremely-Sharp Life gets dulled the more time we spend indoors, so grab your best hiking shoes and head out! There are often plenty of local trails to check out, but don't forget to plan some big trips too. We have plenty of recommendations on this blog for places to visit. Be sure to take your pocket knife or multi-tool with you.

The name "Extremely-Sharp" did not happen on accident. It happened after people kept using the phrase when describing our knives, ninja throwing stars, and swords. The name has stuck ever since. When you are facing an opponent like this alligator on an outdoor adventure, you don't want to just feel "Lucky" - you want to know that the knife you carry will hold up and will help you in whatever situation you've gotten yourself in. So, get outdoors with and find your next adventure.


Posted by ES Team on 07 October, 2014 get outdoors | 0 comments | Read more →

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