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Tips for Visiting Badlands National Park

June 2, 2017 |

Longtime readers will know that I worked at Badlands National Park in the summer of 2013. Boondocking out here the past two weeks has been fun and I’ve gone into the park a couple times. Rather than write a travelogue about where I went and what I did, which would be repeating stuff from four…

Arches National Park, UT (part 2)

April 29, 2017 |

April 27, Thursday At 7:02 am, Marshall, Kelly, and I are through the fee booth and into Arches NP for our hiking excursion. Because of repaving, the park is closed overnight on weekdays right now. The gates open at 7 am, so we’re among the first ten or fifteen cars into the park. Our destination…

Arches National Park, UT (part 1)

April 24, 2017 |

April 21, Friday Well, I’ve been in Moab, UT for a week. Probably about time to drive into Arches, huh. At least I’m doing better than Kelly and Marshall, who have been in the area for nearly a month and haven’t been yet, other than our walk in near camp. We pile into Marshall’s Jeep…

Tower Arch

April 17, 2017 |

April 13, Thursday It’s another travel day, goodbye Valley of the Gods! Before noon I’m passing through Bluff, UT, the cute little town that I’ve been utilizing for laundry and showers while in the area. If you get the chance, stop at the Twin Rocks Trading Post – neat scenery and the Navajo Taco at…

Monument Valley, AZ

April 11, 2017 |

March 7, Friday If the drive from Cottonwood, AZ to Navajo National Monument was scenic, the drive from Navajo National Monument to Valley of the Gods is grand indeed. East on 160 are great bluffs of carved sandstone. The town of Kayenta is surrounded by them. At Kayenta I get on 163 going north. Out…

Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

September 20, 2016 |

September 17, Saturday The sun is shining upon southern Colorado this morning as Brian and Christie’s heavy-duty truck rumbles down 285 south of Salida. The mountain ranges to the east and west are wrapped in the dark green of conifers and at higher elevations patched with irregular blotches of yellow and orange – aspen groves…

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