Tag : hiking

Written on Oct, 28, 2017 by in , , , , | 4 Comments.
Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

We headed south from Ely on towards Valley of Fire and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along Highway 93.   Campground: Valley of Fire State Park – Atlatl Campground Location: Nevada Site: 39 (pull-thru) Cost: $30 Services: W/E (50AMP) Comments:  One of our favourite campgrounds.  Not only is the scenery stunning but the hiking is never ending.  We simply crawl out …

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Bruneau Dunes State Park Idaho

We drove from Emigrant Springs State Park in Oregon along I-84 through Boise and on to the state park south of Mountain Home passing through Boise and following the Snake River.   Bruneau Dunes is a lovely state park in southern Idaho surrounded by some tall dunes (largest single structure dunes in North America) and a few lakes.   The …

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Emigrant Springs State Park Oregon

After a nice drive through eastern Washington we made our way over Deadmans Pass and on to Emigrant Springs State Park campground.   The Emigrant Springs State Park lies between Deadmans Pass and Meacham, Oregon directly off I-84 on the summit of the Blue Mountains. Travelers along the Oregon Trail used to stop here to replenish their water supply. This …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Farragut State Park Athol Idaho

  Farragut State Park is located north of Coeur d’Alene and offers beautiful camping sites year round. Besides having a beautiful lake for summer fun it also provides lots of hiking and biking trails. We have visited here a number of times, plus we lived nearby, so it is an all time favorite place to visit.   Campground: Waldron Campground …

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Written on Aug, 07, 2017 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Coeur d'Alene Resort Idaho

Hayden, Idaho is a suburb of Coeur d’Alene in Kootenai County in the panhandle of Idaho. It is surrounded by mountains and beautiful lakes and is sometimes referred to as an adult playground due to the large variety of outdoor activities and the perfect weather in all seasons.   We have multiple blog posts on boating activities in the area …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2017 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
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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Written on Mar, 19, 2017 by in , , , | Leave a comment
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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Written on Mar, 06, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment
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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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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