Category Archives: National Parks

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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Adore Medora

{IKES! I missed a post from 2016! I’m going to blame it on wonky wifi connections…. believing it had successfully uploaded when it didn’t…. I’d retro-date this posting if I could, but rather than skip it entirely… here it is, … Continue reading

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Wilder Wildlife

As it turned out, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) was a great place to spend a non-hiking, non-walking, non-bicycling week. The loop road never got old — we drove it in one direction, then the other, seeing all over again … Continue reading

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Out the Window

We’d planned to go to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in southwestern North Dakota all year — and no twice-the-normal-sized ankle was going to stop me from seeing it. Turns out, this was a great place to see — even … 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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Kious Critters

We’re strong believers in the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That goes for restaurants (we’re loyal until we have a bad meal, and even then we might give the place another chance, depending…) and hikes, because if … Continue reading

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Baker in Baker

Baker, Nevada, the tiny town at the entrance of Great Basin National Park, fascinates me every time we’re there. With just a few buildings — a tavern, a restaurant, a cafe that’s open odd hours just a few days a … Continue reading

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