Category Archives: Hiking

On the Ridgeline

The summer of 2017 went down as another year when we seemed to be dodging Western wildfires. In September we drove east from Joseph, Oregon, through Idaho and across Montana, boondocking a few times along the way, to get to … Continue reading

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Wind Canyon

Once upon a time, if someone had said “canyon” and “North Dakota” in the same sentence, I would have told them they were nuts. Everybody knows North Dakota is a vast stretch of flat prairie. Oops. Everybody knows that — … Continue reading

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Veins of Coal

Back in September of 2017, we made our second visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in South Dakota — this time to hike (since I couldn’t manage that in 2016). And what a great place to hike! After the three-mile … Continue reading

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Petrified!

Back in 2016 we visited the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota for the first time. We wanted to hike a few of the many trails, but I’d fallen coming out of the RV and twisted my ankle pretty … Continue reading

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Allowing for Wallowa

This past August we spent a few weeks just outside Joseph, Oregon, at Wallowa Lake, our second visit to this spot. It would have been our third except we cancelled reservations one year when wildfires kept air quality at lousy … Continue reading

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Purple Mountains Majesty

As much as we were enjoying the ocean breezes along the Pacific Coast, it was time, by late July, for a change of scenery. We RVers like to call it getting the “hitch itch.” And the only way to scratch … Continue reading

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Where Wild Horses Run

Exploring the Spring Mountains in southern Nevada last November, Bob spotted something. We stopped the Jeep on the gravel trail, and I pointed my camera. Snap. Snap. But the view wasn’t quite right. We drove a little further, parked the … Continue reading

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Same Old… But New

When you live on the road, you learn pretty quickly there’s no such thing as “same old, same old…” as in “same old thing, over and over.” Even re-visiting now-familiar places gives us a chance to experience new aspects of … Continue reading

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New Spot

After our nearly traumatic experience with the dogs on the beach in Port Townsend, we were ready to move. Out to Marrowstone Island we drove where we made Smitty’s our new spot. Staying here gave us time to spend more … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Blue Skies!

After spending the last three weeks of August (2015) amid the smoke from Montana and Idaho wildfires, we were thrilled to see blue skies ahead of us as we headed West. This same stretch of the interstate through central Washington … Continue reading

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