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Written on Nov, 09, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment

It was our anniversary therefore it was time for a trip to Sedona to spoil ourselves with a cabin in the woods and a four course dinner. Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek provided exactly that.   Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek is a lovely, romantic lodge nestled in Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona and provides cabins for rent and …

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Written on Oct, 13, 2018 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Massacre Rocks State Park Idaho

Massacre Rocks State Park sits right along I-86 in Idaho and is nestled into a canyon along the Snake River. Is is named after an Indian skirmish with two pioneer emigrant trains in 1862 and sits along the Oregon and California Trails. The State Park is easily accessible from the interstate and provides 2 campgrounds (upper and lower campgrounds), a …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta

Elkwater Elkwater is a small town in Alberta about 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat with a population of just under 100 people. It sits at about 4,000 ft elevation and is located along Elkwater Lake and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The area provides a cool respite from the hot summer days experienced in the prairies.  Elkwater is …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Lookout Point

Lookout Point Lookout Point is on the way to Bald Butte and sits at an elevation of 1275 m so not quite as high as Bald Butte but close. This viewpoint looks to the north and on a clear day you can see the town of Maple Creek and maybe even The Great Sand Hills further to the north.   …

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Grasslands National Park Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park is divided into 2 sections, the West Block and the East Block. They are separated by a distance of about 100 miles.  The West Block is centered about the Frenchman River Valley and the East Block is centered on the Kildeer Badlands. We only visited the West Block. Val Marie Val Marie is just across the US/Canadian …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Mormon Handcart Historic Site Wyoming

  Martins Cove About 8 miles further east from the Ranch 66 Missionary Village on Hwy 220 is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site which has a visitors center and the famous Martins Cove. This area is full of history as it sits on the Mormon Pioneer Trail (and Oregon and California Trails) and is the location of the stranding of …

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Written on Jul, 12, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
St Regis Deer Valley Utah

Ross Creek Ross Creek is an area of Jordanelle State Park which is on the north east side of the reservoir and has hiking and biking trails. It is about a 10 mile drive from the campground to the Ross Creek trail head.  The Ross Creek area has two hiking loops and the Perimeter Trail which is over 13 miles …

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Written on Jun, 30, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Arches National Park-Landscape Arch Trail

Arches National Park This park is located in Moab, Utah and supposedly has the largest collection of arches in the world. We have visited this park before and know that it can be quite crowded.  Their website even advises that you should arrive long before 8am during peak season if you want to avoid the long lines to enter the …

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Written on Jun, 12, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Wukoki Ruins Wupaki National Monument Arizona

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center The visitor’s center is across the street from Bonito Campground and within easy walking distance. It is a small facility but filled with interesting facts and a short movie about the volcano.   Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument After you depart the visitor’s center you are in the park with various stops along …

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Cave Creek Regional Park

  We left Quartzsite and headed on I-10 east to Hwy 60 via Aguila and Wickenburg over to Carefree Hwy in Cave Creek. We were planning to head back to Cave Creek Regional Campground for another few weeks of hiking and visiting friends and family AND rotate camp sites! We continue to return to this campground because we are in …

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