We found a gem for our first stop of this trip. A very scenic & well cared for BLM campground located near both the Steens Mountain & Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
"Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area extends for 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. This is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Recreational opportunities galore."
Top Photo: Bumpass Hell – The largest hydrothermal area in the park that can be accessed by a 3-mile round-trip hike. A boardwalk takes visitors through a bowl of mudpots, pools, and steam vents.
"This National Park Campground is located on Manzanita Lake, and nicely situated in the tall Jeffrey Pines".
Top Photo: Rainbow Falls at Devil's Postpile National Monument.
"New Shady Rest Campground is walking distance to town, and conveniently located next to the developed town bike system."
"Nice campsite in a park with way too many rules, and very restricted options for hikes."
Sometimes, you just have to hit the road even though there isn't time for a decent road trip. And that was the case with us: We had a window of about seven days, which was prefect for what I would call a mini-road trip. Once we learned about Big Bend Brewing Company's planned celebration in Valentin...
While camping at the Cochiti Recreation Area (army corps of engineers campground) in Peña Blanca, New Mexico, about 35 minutes from Santa Fe, we visited Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised by t...