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Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California

Due to many things out of our control, we were forced to skip Sequoia National Park. Many of the RV parks had reviews that included warnings about length, due to trees or roads, others were just full and could only give us a few days. We thought about rushing to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Flagstaff Lava Tube Hike – Lava River Cave

Just outside of Flagstaff, far into the forest, is a hole in the ground that goes on for nearly a mile. There are no exits, a lot of cold stale air, and coincidentally, enough room for adults to walk upright 80% of the time. It’s called the Lava River Cave and it’s…

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TBT: Angel’s Landing Trail, Zion National Park

Throwback Thursday needs a purpose around here, and I have a LOT of unfinished blogs waiting to be written. For this segment, we’ll go back to an awesome hike in Zion National Park in 2013. Nothing ever seems that long ago, maybe because we attempted the hike again last summer…

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Page, Arizona and Horseshoe Bend

When it came time to move out of the cabin, we had already started planning to get a U-Haul trailer. This proved a hard decision in itself due to both the potential for snow storms that time of year, ice that remained on the steep road to the cabin and…

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Four Corners and Monument Valley Road Trip

Showing visitors amazing places, or discovering them together, is one of my favorite things about travel, and we don’t get visitors often. One Saturday in February, Ash and I left Ross alone at the cabin and took off with Sherlock to see the Four Corners National Monument and Monument Valley National Park.…

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