Category Archives: National Parks

Naches Peak Loop, August 18, 2017

On the way to Idaho for the eclipse, we camped near Rainier National Park, and hiked the Naches Peak Loop trail.  It was a nice and easy hike with wild flowers and a magnificent view of Mt. Rainier.  We did … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers@Hurricane Ridge, July 31, 2017

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Rocky Mountain National Park

After the Pagosa Folk’ N Bluegrass Festival, we went home via Rocky Mountain National Park, Wind Cave national Park, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands. At Rocky Mountain National Park, we camped at Glacier Basin Campground. The following day, we hiked … Continue reading

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Winter Roadtrip 2016-2: Joshua Tree National Park-Cottonwood Area

I loved the Cottonwood campground.  There was hardly anyone there, and we were able to find a campsite where you can see the Sunset, and stars from our windows at night.  It was sunny and warmer, and there were quite … Continue reading

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Winter Roadtrip 2016-2: Joshua Tree National Park

1. Black Rock Canyon Area After driving through California for two days, we arrived at the Black Rock Canyon campground around 4:00 P.M on day four of our trip.  Finally, it was sunny, warm, and DRY!  Black Rock Canyon campground … Continue reading

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park –End of the Summer Road Trip 2016-3

After the festival in Pagosa Springs, we drove to Durango Co. and then headed north on HWY 505.  Beautiful Road!  We saw Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park on the map, and decided to spend the afternoon and camp there … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde National Park–End of the Summer Road Trip 2016-2

I love living in the Northwest surrounded by tall trees.  I now live more in  nature, and I sometimes wonder why I need to travel to far away places.  Everything I love is right here at home.  However, once I’m … Continue reading

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