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Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well in Arizona

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Montezuma Castle National Monument lies right off of I-17, about 35 minutes south of Sedona. Technically, Montezuma Well is part of the same National Monument, but about 20 minutes northeast of the main section. Most people start at the castle and many do not even make it over to the well area. It is no…

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Chiricahua National Monument | Echo Canyon Loop Hike

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Chiricahua National Monument had been our list for a while. It’s pretty remote. However, since it’s also in the southeast corner of Arizona, it makes for a perfect winter destination. The 8 mile drive up the scenic road is the perfect lead in to some pretty epic hiking. The reason why it is referred to…

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Petrified Forest National Park

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If you ever find yourself traveling Interstate 40 in eastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park is a place you should not skip! It’s easy enough to make a brief stop in the north end of the park. There is a visitor center and some amazing overlooks for the Painted Desert. However, if that’s all you…

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The Ghost Town of Rhyolite, Nevada

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Near the eastern edge of Death Valley and about 120 miles from Las Vegas lies the ghost town of Rhyolite. It was a mining town that boomed very briefly in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, the valuable gold ore in the area was quickly exhausted. Afterwards, production dropped and the town dried up almost as fast…

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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Visit

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We headed south out of Oregon to warmer and drier weather in southern Nevada. Talk about a change in climate and scenery! The Mojave greeted us with vast expanses of some of the driest desert we’ve ever seen. On top of that, we enjoyed spectacular sunsets just about every evening. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge…

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Eugene Oregon | Covered Bridges and Beach Trip

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After our adventures in Lamoille Canyon it was nice to have full hook-ups again for a month. Using Eugene, Oregon as a home base, we set off to explore the area’s covered bridges, waterfalls, and even made a day trip back to the beautiful Oregon Coast! A visit to Eugene would not be complete without…

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Buckhorn Wash | Pictographs and Canyons

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While boondocking nearby at The Wedge, we made an evening excursion over to Buckhorn Wash. What an unassuming name! This place is absolutely incredible! It starts out as a gentle downhill drive that just gets better and better. Slowly but surely it turns into a canyon with cliffs towering 1500 feet above your head. If…

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