From the Road & More

Here's the overall view of our summer/fall 2013 trip. Below are postings that have more details for each section. Additional info will be added as time passes.

Campgrounds:

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Kalaloch Campground – We couldn't find a site in this campground that backed up to the ocean, but we're pretty darn close.

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Mora Campground – We have arrived at the most western point of our trip -- after this, we will be heading south. Our campground is on the Quillayute River and a couple of miles from Rialto Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Another amazing place -- lots to explore.

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Nehalem Bay State Park – Planned on driving a tad more today, but Hwy 101 with a combination of heavy traffic, rain, and fog made us change our mind. There's a bunch of yurts across from us. — Nehalem Bay State Park.

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Top Photo: Tucked into our campsite.

After two months and one day on the road, we have reached our main destination, Olympic National Park. The RV gods rewarded us with another sweet site. At this point, I'm not sure how we are going to get the trailer out (it's a pull-through with a weird angle), but I have about a week to come up with an idea.

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Top Photo: Our campsite at the State Park. Looks spacious—not so.

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Another short drive day -- went a measly 57 miles. But what a difference: it's very lush, and everything is covered with moss. The campsites are tucked in a very dense forest at Newhalem Campground. Nice. — North Cascades National Park.

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Top Photo: Looking towards North Cascades National Park from the south.

Getting to Klipchuck Campground, just east of North Cascades National Park, early in the day had its advantage: we pretty much had our choice of campsites.

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As the journey continues, we landed at Bonaparte Lake Campground in north-central Washington on Friday.

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Found a fantastic campground on the North Fork Flathead River. Our site backs up to the river, and across the river is Glacier National Park. Got lucky once again! — Big Creek Campground, Montana.

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Top Photo: Entrance to Rombo Creek Campground

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Bakers Hole Campground, MT - August 8-12. Site #11. Forest Service Campground with water nearby. Elevation 6575 ft. 73 total sites.

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9:Granite Creek Campground, WY - August 4-8. Site #5 - Forest Service Campground with water nearby. Elevation 6939 ft. 58 total sites.

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Hiked the Canyon Rim Trail along Flaming Gorge. What a wonderful view.

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Landed again—this time at an Army Corps of Engineers Campground in Idaho. We started the morning knowing the general direction we were headed but had no idea where we would end up. We got fortunate as only three campsites were left out of the 67 total. First water & electric hookups in five weeks. What a luxury! Since leaving NM, we have been dry camping (water nearby & running the generator) at Forest Service campgrounds. — Riley Creek Campground.

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Got driving over for now. Found a nice campground in the Ashley National Forest just south of Flaming Gorge. — Lodgepole Campground

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We landed in Dumont Lake Campground just past Rabbit Ears Pass and about 22 miles from Steamboat. Elevation: 9607 ft. The trail that goes to the top of Rabbit Ears is next to our campsite. Saw several other trails go from the campground. It looks like a lot of exploring here. Life continues to be good.

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The RV gods were once again kind to us. Found a super cool campsite on a small lake outside Poncha Springs CO. Elevation: 9325 ft. Life is good!

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On a short walk, we saw this pond with beaver lodge on Coyote Creek. With today's drive, we're moving along at a snail's pace, but that's okay. Washington seems mighty far away.

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We scored with a sweet site in Villanueva State Park, sitting on a bluff, overlooking the Pecos River. Getting our travel trailer into the site was extremely challenging. Perhaps a tad more difficult than the one we got into at Yellowstone last year.

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