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Drumheller Alberta Royal Tyrrell Museum

  Drumheller is a lovely town in the Canadian Badlands renown for its fabulous paleontology museum and its yearly production of the Passion Play. The town is full of dinosaur artifacts and museums, the worlds largest dinosaur, fabulous scenery with hoodoos and rugged colorful hills, coal mines, a pulley ferry, a small church, and a suspension bridge. Those are just …

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St George Utah Temple

Hurricane, Utah Hurricane is a small town near St. George, Utah and is pronounced “Hur-a-kin” by the locals. It is a small town and can provide everything anyone needs. The Lin’s grocery store in town periodically sells BBQ’d rack of ribs, yum, yum, absolutely delicious.   Irvins, Utah Ivins is a lovely suburb of St. George and is located by …

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Red Cliffs Babylon Arch Utah

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area – Babylon Arch This is one of our favorite hikes in the area. Not only was the drive on the dirt road to the Sand Cove primitive camping area where the trail begins beautiful but the hike was fantastic. We actually did the hike 3 times, almost. We just could not find the arch. We …

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Snow Canyon State Park Utah Sand Dunes

  Snow Canyon State Park is a small park near St. George, Utah which has a campground and over 38 miles of hiking trails along with some bike and equestrian trails.  The park is known for its red rocks and sand dunes amongst other things. Lava Flow Trail The Lava Flow trail is a rocky lava trail which leads to …

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Lake Mead Nevada Lakeshore Road

Boulder Beach Area In the southwest section of Lake Mead National Recreation Area is Boulder Beach and Boulder Harbor.  The beach is a large area with great views of Fortification Hill and is right next to the Boulder Beach Campground (dry camping) and the Boulder Beach RV Park (full hookups).   Boulder Beach CG We have never stayed at the …

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Lake Mead Owl Canyon Trail Nevada

Owl Canyon Trail This trail starts at the northern most Hole 33 parking area along Lakeshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail leads to a great slot canyon where owls nest.  It also leads through a few culverts. You can either make a loop or return the way you came.  The trail is not marked along the …

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Joshua Tree National Park Queen Valley Rd

We took a day trip and drove into the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park along Park Blvd towards Hidden Valley and admired all the rock formations. We made sure we left early in the morning to avoid the crowds.   We drove to Keys View and happened to have a clear day which gave us fabulous views. Usually …

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Joshua Tree National Park Warren View

Westside Loop Trail The Black Rock Canyon Campground sits in the northwest section of Joshua Tree National Park near the city of Yucca Valley. It is separated from the rest of the national park but has its own set of hiking trails. One of our favorite hiking trails is Westside Loop. It is about 4-5 miles long with about a …

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Borrego Springs California

The Town of Borrego Springs The center of town is Christmas Circle, a round about with a park in the center which holds a Farmer’s Market every Friday and offers free Wi-Fi.   SkyArt I think we have seen and taken pictures of all the Ricardo Breceda sculptures around Borrego Springs but we never tire of visiting them nor do …

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Anza Borrego State Park Wilson Trail

Wilson Trail Our favorite trail, about 9 miles long round-trip, is Wilson Trail which is the western part of Anza Borrego State Park and sits around 3,500 to 4,300 feet above sea level which is well above the 600′ elevation of Borrego Springs.  This makes for a great way to find some much cooler weather in the warmer months of …

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