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Take in the Beauty of Yosemite, but Take a GPS, Will You?

Apart from the climber’s dream of scaling El Capitan, there are a number of treasures in Yosemite, from scintillating scenery to impressive rock pools known to cool down climbers after a strenuous climb. Yet, what campers don’t know about Yosemite, is that it also happens to be one of the prime locations for campers to go missing. This…

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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…

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Fourth of July Weekend – Zion National Park

We decided on the fly to go to Kanab, Utah for the 4th of July. We had stayed there 2 summers ago and really enjoyed the size and quaintness of the 4th of July celebration. There would be a small parade featuring interesting vehicles, people dressed up as hilarious characters and regular bouts of water sprayed at…