From the Road & More

We have a sweet spot in the Mesquite Spring campground. Unlike the overcrowded main campgrounds, there are only a few campers here each night.

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Is it any surprise we ended up at the Guads — Guadalupe Mountains NP. We were planning on surprising our friends that were gathering here, but I think they were on to us.

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This park is the most northern in a string of redwood parks that stretch up Northern California's coast. It contains seven percent of all the old-growth redwoods left in the world.

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Found a nice campsite with a great view nestled in between the lava rocks at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

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Prairie Dogs everywhere! Theodore Roosevelt National Park was on our summer's Bucket List. Glad we made it here. It looks like we have lots of exploring to do!

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Top Photo: Foggy morning beach walk.

"Once again, a longer day than we prefer, but it was well worth it. It's a short walk through the campground to the shore of Lake Michigan."

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Top Photo: Trail marker on the Appalachian Trail.

We scored a very nice site overlooking the mountains in Shenandoah National Park. Plan to ride out the Memorial Day Holiday here.

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Enjoying a near-empty National Park Campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stalker is quite relaxed.

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"Our campsite on the end of a loop is set off from the other sites. We have Tennessee woods with no sites on three sides of us."

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Camping on the Trace tonight at National Park Service’s Jeff Busby Campground, A very nice, small campground that accepts no reservations and is free. You can’t beat that.

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Our side trip today was to Vicksburg National Military Park. The stone entrance is a sixteen-mile tour loop of the park's 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques that parallels Union siege and Confederate defensive lines. Over 100,000 soldiers from 28 states fought for the control of Vicksburg...

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Joshua Tree National Park encompasses two deserts: Coloradan the South & Mojave in the north part of the park. Lots of Joshua Trees growing in the Mojave Desert. very scenic!

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It's fun to have visitors from out of town. While we were in Bend, Diana's brother Al, Robt's son, and daughter Travis & Sarah came to town for a visit. Also, friends Mirela, Julia (not pictured), Ann and Craig.

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Top Photo: Bumpass Hell – The largest hydrothermal area in the park can be accessed by a 3-mile round-trip hike. A boardwalk takes visitors through a bowl of mud pots, pools, and steam vents.

“This National Park Campground is located on Manzanita Lake and nicely situated in the tall Jeffrey Pines.”

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"There’s just something about Death Valley National Park that makes one love this place. This park is magical."

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Site #77, this site has water & dump station nearby, 100 sites, 1850 foot elevation. February 24 - March 3rd.

Overall Experience: smile

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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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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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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. — Heart O' The Hills.

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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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