From the Road

We enjoy hiking and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start out with the South Sister hike.

South Sister Trail

Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was tad more challenging to say the least, if not just down right difficult. But we did cover the twelve mil...

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is a short drive from our Forest Service campground, so it only made since to check it out. We had a fun day exploring and hiking.

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We're so happy to be back in the tall pine/fur trees and mountains. Camping at 7,900' elevation about seven and a half miles west of Red River, NM.

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Today’s drive ended at Black Mesa SP, a quiet park, in the western part of the Oklahoma panhandle. Why? Because we were very near the highest point in Okahoma.

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"It's always fun to have a winery as your destination. Bar Z Winery was no exception. We had nice spot for our RV. Later we sampled great wines & had a fun visit with the owner."

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We've been wanting to check out this SP. Lots of good hiking. And nearby is the site of the Battle of Picacho Pass, one of several Civil War engagements in the Arizona Territory.

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One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our parks gate that offers random single track dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the February...

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One of the activities we are enjoying in SoCal is hiking. There is an amazing number of hikes available within driving distance from Jojoba Hills, and there’s BLM land just outside our parks gate that offers random single track dirt roads and trails to explore. Here’s a brief recap of the January...

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Top Photo: Hot air ballon on the horizon on this chilly morning.

The December Hikes with JoJoba Hills Hikers were: Wild Horse Trail, Kelly Ditch Trail, & Lake Hodges Trail.

Wild Horse Trail, December 29th

This week's Jojoba Hills hike started at the Dripping Springs Campground on Hwy 79 South...

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Porcupine leading the way on New River Trail.

This trail is an easy 3.2 mile loop trail that runs through a number of habitat types. Two short sections of the trail go along the road. Actually the loop is a collection of 6 short trails: Ocean View Trail, Huckleberry Hill Trail, Ridge Trail, North...

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We decided to do some exploring on Seven Devils Road and, as we were driving, saw the sign for South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. So we pulled in to see what this was about. After visiting the Interpretive Center, we decided to check out a few of the trails to see what South Slough ha...

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Found a nicely wooded campground that offers spectacular views of Bastendorff Beach below. This beach extends from Yoakum Head to the south jetty which is the entrance of the bay.

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