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Montana National Bison Range

I’ve been wanting to go to this range for years, every time we’ve passed through the area. I didn’t know much about until we went there, which is often the case, but I knew it was a must when I read reviews where people saw of course bison, but also bear, bull elk, mountain lions, bighorn sheep,…

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Southern Idaho Road Trip: The Southernest

Southern Idaho surprised us quite a lot. We found lizards at Balanced Rock, cacti near the Utah border, saw a Cow Killer (rare variety of wasp), a variety of Paintbrush flowers, and experienced a real ‘old west’ feel overall. The towns on our way to City of Rocks were quaint and historic, and the scenery around them…

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Angels Camp RV Park and Surrounding Area

Angel’s Camp RV Park is a great little place just on the edge of the Sierra Mountain town of, you guessed it, Angel’s Camp, however its proximity to tons of great little towns and sites is the real draw – unless of course you’re really into frog jumping because Angel’s Camp is the home of the jumping frog! An interesting…

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Yosemite National Park in the Rain

There’s no doubt in my mind that Yosemite is beautiful no matter the weather, but we were perfectly satisfied with seeing it on a cloudy and occasionally rainy day. It was surprisingly cold, but light rain jackets were fine and Sherlock didn’t seem to mind napping in the truck while we hiked around and took the shuttle.…

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Otherworldly Visit to Joshua Tree National Park

April 17th, 23rd and 24th 2016. Day 1 Ross and I arrived in Twentynine Palms, a mile from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance, on a Sunday. We had made our escape from the Phoenix heat around dusk on Saturday, making it to a Walmart parking in western Arizona by 10, and only a short drive into California remaining the…