A wonderful week in New Mexico


Like a kid going to the dentist, we wanted to get our sticker — the New Mexico one to place on our “been there, stayed 5 consecutive nights” state map.  We were headed from Arizona to Texas and cutting across …

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BLM boondocking in Arizona


With so much Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Arizona, we wanted to do some free camping and exploring in the warm, sunny weather. We stopped into the visitor bureau in Bullhead City and picked up a map showing …

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Death Valley National Park –The lowest, driest, and hottest


As of now, I have a new favorite park.  Death Valley was surprising to us in it’s scale and raw beauty. It is the largest U.S. National Park in the lower 48 states with 3.4 million acres. It is also different than …

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Fort Rock and Abert Rims


Like a desert mirage, this natural landmark of Fort Rock rises huge out of the barren, immense flatness of Oregon’s high desert. An enormous near-circle of towering jagged rock walls made this a landmark for travelers during the Westward expansion. …

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Junipers Reservoir, Lakeview OR


6,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, a reservoir with catfish and trout, wildlife to watch, and clean bathrooms equals campground LOVE!  How did we fall in love?  Junipers Reservoir Campground near Lakeview OR is on the edge of the …

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