Trails

The Redwoods

From Yosemite we moved our roaming home northwest to Redwoods National and State parks. Our home base was Elk Country RV Park where, upon arrival, you’re required to sign a damage release due to the herds of elk wandering through the campsites daily.  We did see the beautiful herds, thankfully none decided to nuzzle up to […]

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Yosemite

Yosemite is a national park of legends and one of the places that was on our route map from the start. While it was incredibly crowded and nearly impossible to get an RV campsite in the park, that didn’t stop us from visiting. We made our base camp at Yosemite […]

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are two adjoining parks managed as one. While we had planned on being here earlier on our way north through California, the weather was way too cold for a bunch of Texans (20 degrees at night – nope), so we initially bypassed it for […]

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Muir Woods

John Muir said “Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” And this week we did just that. Muir was a famous naturalist, woodsman and one of the earliest advocates for the […]

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Following the beautiful visit to Anacapa Island, we made our way to Pt. Reyes National Seashore about two hours north of San Francisco. We tucked “Theo” into the quaint Olema Campground and though soggy from recent rains, our site was surrounded by greens of every shade as the California coast was in full spring […]

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Anacapa Island

Just about a dozen miles off the coast of Santa Barbara lies one of California’s great wildlife treasures: the Northern Channel Islands. Often considered the “Galapagos of North America” this small archipelago hosts one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and was a must-experience for us.  We visited Anacapa […]

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California Super Bloom

The California Super Bloom – A rare carpet of color that cascaded its way across southern California this spring was on display for the first time in more than two decades and was vibrant enough to be seen from space. Fortunately, we were in California and thought we’d take the chance to […]

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Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain is Leonard Knight’s tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: “God Is Love.” A man-made mountain, 50 foot high, built from Adobe clay and donated paint, Leonard spent most of his adult life building it. The mountain and tunnel system […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

With their outstretched arms, spiny leaves and a distinct silhouette against the bright desert sun, the Joshua Tree (which is not really a tree but a species of Yucca plant) covers the landscape of its namesake park. These trees thrive among giant boulder fields that are ideal for climbing on, […]

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Seven Magic Mountains

En route from Zion (Utah) to California, Christie realized we’d be driving relatively close to an interesting art installation she’d had an eye on just outside of Vegas. No passing through Vegas would be complete without at least a quick roll through down the Strip, so we “cruised” ahead (read […]

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