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December 16-18, 2021

    Big Bend National Park, Texas: There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take… Read More »December 16-18, 2021

    October 17-22, 2021

      Yosemite National Park, California: Spent a beautiful fall week in Yosemite National Park. We picked up our friend Katherine from Fresno Airport on the way. I captured the sunset on Half Dome right from our site. Thanks to Campnab, we… Read More »October 17-22, 2021

      October 10-16, 2021

        Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, California | San Francisco, California: We turned away from the California coast and headed to wine country. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park offers few amenities but is perfectly located to explore Napa, Sonoma, and Russian River… Read More »October 10-16, 2021

        October 5-10, 2021

          California State Route 1, Shoreline Highway, U.S. Route 101, Redwood Highway, California: After leaving the foggy coastal redwoods behind, we drove down U.S. Route 101 (Redwood Highway) to where California State Route 1 (Shoreline Highway) begins near Leggett in Mendocino… Read More »October 5-10, 2021

          September 25-27, 2021

            Crater Lake National Park, Oregon: Spent two days exploring Crater Lake National Park. The nearly 2,000 foot deep lake is filled entirely by snow and rain, making it one of the cleanest, clearest, and bluest lakes in the world. Took… Read More »September 25-27, 2021

            September 20-25, 2021

              Bend, Oregon: Headed east through the Cascades, passing between Black Butte and The Three Sisters mountains, on our way to Bend, Oregon. Our friends Diana and Jason graciously hosted us just outside of town. They recently turned their farm into… Read More »September 20-25, 2021

              September 13-16, 2021

                Cascade Locks, Oregon: Crossed the Washington-Oregon border driving over the Bridge of the Gods, just east of Portland. Spent three nights at Cascade Locks Marine Park Campground as our base to explore Portland and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic… Read More »September 13-16, 2021

                August 28-30, 2021

                  Jackson Creek Fish Camp, Mattawa, Washington: Crossed into Washington state and camped for two nights on the Columbia River at Jackson Creek Fish Camp, a small public utility district campground. Eastern Washington was surprising with its desert environment, definitely not… Read More »August 28-30, 2021

                  August 4-15, 2021

                    American Falls, Idaho: We spent 10 days moochdocking with family in American Falls, Idaho. Uncle Wes, Aunt Mary & Lisa were such fabulous hosts. Doreen & Angie flew in to visit. Cindy missed her mom and sister so much and… Read More »August 4-15, 2021

                    July 28-August 4, 2021

                      Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Spent seven nights in Yellowstone National Park at Mammoth Campground, near the park’s north entrance. Another Campnab reservation score. Our highlights included Grand Prismatic Spring, Upper and Lower Falls hike to Artist Point, hike… Read More »July 28-August 4, 2021

                      July 15-18, 2021

                        Big Horn National Forest, Buffalo, Wyoming: Drove up from Buffalo, Wyoming to a dispersed camp near Circle Park Campground in the Big Horn National Forest. Thought about staying in the actual campground but the free sites just outside had views… Read More »July 15-18, 2021

                        July 10-15, 2021

                          Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area, Lake DeSmet, Buffalo, Wyoming: When it gets, why not hit the lake?! We posted up at Mikesell-Potts Recreation Area, a first-come first-served campground on Lake DeSmet Reservoir just north of Buffalo, WY. The Longmire show/book series is… Read More »July 10-15, 2021

                          July 8-10, 2021

                            Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming: Had a “close encounter” with Devils Tower National Monument, our first stop in Wyoming. Although hiking is limited at the park, we enjoyed watching climbers scale the tower on the Tower Trail and viewing the… Read More »July 8-10, 2021

                            June 24-27, 2021

                              Voyageurs National Park, Kabetogama, Minnesota: After spending one night at Woodenfrog Campground in Minnesota’s Kabetogama State Forest, we left our trailer behind to tent camp on our own private island at Voyageurs National Park just south of the US-Canada international… Read More »June 24-27, 2021

                              June 20-24, 2021

                                Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield, Wisconsin: We finally bid farewell to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan to see what far northern Wisconsin had to offer. On our way out of the state, we stumbled across Cap’n Ron’s Smoked Fish,… Read More »June 20-24, 2021

                                June 17-20, 2021

                                  Mouth of Two Hearted River State Forest Campground, 31.5 miles northeast of Newberry, Michigan: Drove down 14 miles of dirt roads to camp at Mouth of Two Hearted River State Forest Campground. The 36 campsites are first come first serve… Read More »June 17-20, 2021

                                  June 18, 2021

                                    Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, Munising, Michigan: During our stay at Mouth of Two Hearted River State Forest Campground (more on that in the next post) we spent a day exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Located on Lake Superior in the… Read More »June 18, 2021

                                    June 14-17, 2021

                                      Tee Pee Campground, Mackinaw City, Michigan | Mackinac Island, Michigan: Posted up at Tee Pee Campground in Mackinaw City, MI to explore Mackinac Island. Hiked the island’s car-less streets, gorged on Ryba’s Fudge, and ate/drank the biggest Bloody Mary so… Read More »June 14-17, 2021

                                      June 7-9, 2021

                                        Watkins Glen State Park, New York | Finger Lakes, New York: After leaving the Adirondacks, we took a quick detour to dip our toes in Lake Ontario, our first Great Lake of the trip. From there, we headed towards the… Read More »June 7-9, 2021

                                        June 5-7, 2021

                                          Fish Creek Pond Campground, Saranac Lake, New York: Made our way through the New York Adirondack Mountains to Fish Creek Pond Campground, which sits on the western end of the range. On the way there we drove through Lake Placid,… Read More »June 5-7, 2021

                                          June 3-5, 2021

                                            Burlington, Vermont: Heard great things from fellow travelers about Burlington, Vermont so we decided to see for ourselves. We had not stayed with a Boondockers Welcome host for some time so I searched and found one just outside the city.… Read More »June 3-5, 2021

                                            June 1-3, 2021

                                              Maple Haven Campground, North Woodstock, New Hampshire: We turned our backs on the ocean and headed west to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We barely scratched the surface here with a two night stay… However, I’ve gotta brag a… Read More »June 1-3, 2021

                                              May 29-June 1, 2021

                                                Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping, Freeport, Maine: We left Mount Desert Island and headed back to Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Campground in Freeport, ME for the second time. Proximity to Portland, ocean views, and gorgeous sunrises/sunsets brought us back here for our… Read More »May 29-June 1, 2021

                                                May 28, 2021: 6:57AM-12:45PM

                                                  Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine: The Beehive Loop Trail (rock scramble with amazing cliffside views) and Bar Island Trail (land bridge only accessible during low tide). Both hikes are great examples of Acadia National Park’s natural beauty.

                                                  May 25, 2021

                                                    Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine: Set my alarm this morning for 4:15AM and hiked to the nearest oceanfront path… Acadia National Park

                                                    May 18-20, 2021

                                                      Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping, Freeport, Maine: Rolled up our campsite at Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping in Freeport, ME and was greeted with a stunning view of the Maine coast. Got our lobster roll at Joshua’s Restaurant & Tavern in Freeport… Read More »May 18-20, 2021

                                                      May 5-7, 2021

                                                        Killens Pond State Park, Felton, Delaware: Neither of us had ever been to Delaware before so we drove to the center and camped for two nights at Killens Pond State Park. Hiked a nice three mile loop around the lake.… Read More »May 5-7, 2021

                                                        May 1-4, 2021

                                                          Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania: Moochdocked in a friend’s driveway in southeastern Pennsylvania for a couple nights then headed out to Gifford Pinchot State Park for two nights. Hiked the lake loop and did a little light rock climbing…… Read More »May 1-4, 2021