From the Road & More

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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When Travis was in town we took a day trip from Bend to Crater Lake National Park. We spent the day liesurely driving around the lake, stopping a various points for the view, and one short hike.

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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".

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"There’s just something about Death Valley National Park that makes one just 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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19: Mora Campground , WA - September 15-18. Olympic National Park campground with water nearby. Dump stations available. Elevation 30 ft. 94 total sites.

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...

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16: Newhalem Creek Campground, WA - September 4 - 9. North Cascade National Park campground with water nearby and dump station. Elevation 514 ft. 111 total sites.

Another short drive day -- went a measly 57 miles. But what a difference: it's very lush and everything is covered with moss. T...

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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. Bakers Hole campground on the Madison River. Actually, this turned out to be a pretty nice campground. It's close to both the town of West Yellowstone and the west ...

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Updating this site hasn't gone as planned. Two factors seem to be the culprit. First, we began this trip dry camping in areas with extremely limited or no internet connection, and when we get to an area with good coverage, we played catch-up with e-mail etc. Second factor...

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This road trip starts with a visit to Guadalupe Mountain National Park, a place we enjoy and have visited repeatedly. The tent camping section of this park has nice walk-in sites that fit in well with high desert camping. The RV sites are another story. They are nothing more than a paved parking lot...

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