Michael & Imkelina

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Wonderful National Park campground offering activities for everyone."

We camped here in mid June and as it was early in the week we decided to take a chance and drive through loop B, the first come, first serve loop. We had no problem finding that perfect site...level, shaded areas, good distance from neighbors and... Read more

360 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Black Butte Lake hidden gem"

Although we have passed the signs to Black Butte Lake multiple times, we never considered camping there, as we are always in a hurry to get pass that stretch of highway. But on this particular trip we wanted to seek out an alternative stop that... Read more

404 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"A quiet country park with lake view sites"

Our initial plans were to stay at an rv park in Lodi, but a fast online search brought Rancho Seco Recreation Area to the front of the line. This county park was located in the country, a short drive away from town, on a lake, with some trails to... Read more

Tuttle Creek Campground Lone Pine, CA
432 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Unobstructed views and clear night skies....."

After a few days bathing in the stunning views of the Alabama Hills, we chose to have a slow re-entry back into the "real" world with a stop at Tuttle Creek. The campground was a perfect stop for us as it was nearly empty, the sites are large and... Read more

441 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

""You need to be here before you go there"...."

The number of reviews written on Alabama Hills and the consistent overall rating validates just how unique and special this wonderland is. And the reviews listed here will provide you everything you need to know about Lone Pine and them "Hills".... Read more

Fossil Falls Campground Little Lake, CA
445 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Hwy 395 Jewel for lava field exploration"

As we read previous reviews, we acknowledged that camping at Fossil Falls during certain times of the year and the size of your rig will definitely impact the quality of your stay. But to say this campground is are hardly worth $6.00 per night is... Read more

Calistoga RV Park Calistoga, CA
476 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Passport America park needs some TLC"

We normally do not stay in rv parks, but the forecasted freezing temps dictated us to be connected to power. Also in this part of the wine region, choices are limited to this park and the State Park which offers no hook ups or a dump station.... Read more

545 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Secluded creekside camping"

Bishop Park is one of the most popular campgrounds in the Bishop Creek Area as it is located on the banks of the Middle Fork of Bishop Creek. Summer months can be quite impactful here with tent sites holding up to 6 tents. That means there are a... Read more

Sabrina Campground Bishop, CA
546 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Wonderful creekside camping"

This small 18 site campground is but a hop, skip and jump to some very good trout fishing on Bishop Creek. We would not recommend this campground for any rig over 27' as the sites are small, the road in is not very wide and the turnaround at the... Read more

Cape Lookout State Park Tillamook, OR
610 days ago

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Michael & Imkelina 37 reviews

"Beautiful ocean front State Park with wondrous views."

First this is not a state park to experience solitude...The park large with over 200 sites which include 13 yurts, 6 cabins, 34 full hook-up rv pads and 170 tent sites. With this many sites, you can assume you are close to your neighbors. We were... Read more
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"Wonderful National Park campground offering activities for everyone."
"Black Butte Lake hidden gem"
"A quiet country park with lake view sites"
Tuttle Creek Campground
Lone Pine, CA
"Unobstructed views and clear night skies....."
""You need to be here before you go there"...."
Fossil Falls Campground
Little Lake, CA
"Hwy 395 Jewel for lava field exploration"
Calistoga RV Park
Calistoga, CA
"Passport America park needs some TLC"
"Secluded creekside camping"
Sabrina Campground
Bishop, CA
"Wonderful creekside camping"
Cape Lookout State Park
Tillamook, OR
"Beautiful ocean front State Park with wondrous views."
"Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park is the official name of this campground...small, yet beautiful!"
"An amenity rich county park..."
"Pacific Coast gem offering some scenic camping"
"Wonderful campground nestled under the beautiful canopy of majestic redwoods."
Volcanic Tablelands
Bishop, CA
"Eastern Sierra Paradise"
Indian Bread Rocks
Bowie, AZ
"The perfect waypoint for some rock scrambling, hiking and no leash dog exploration..."
"Hike through the pinnacles... what the Chiricahua Apache called "standing up rocks.""
"If you wanna see the Caverns...this is the place to camp!"
"Dazzling Desert Jewel"
Darby Well Road
Ajo, AZ
"Ajo Boondocking At It's Best"
Palm Canyon
Quartzsite, AZ
"Perfect Isolation and Solitude"
"Santa Monica National Preserve Hideaway"
"Awesome views and your own surf and sand playground just steps away..."
Belle Campground
Twentynine Palms, CA
"Joshua Tree National Park is a masterpiece of creation...find a way to experience it!"
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground
Borrego Springs, CA
"Beautiful State Park offering a perfect taste of Anza Borrego"
Rockhouse
Borrego Springs, CA
"State acquisition has change the Rockhouse Canyon Road experience..."
Joshua Tree North
Joshua Tree, CA
"A convenient overflow camping area for Joshua Tree National Park...and its free."
"Wonderful beach location with so much to see and do!"
"Come on...these beach front sites can't be free!"
Sol Duc Campground
Port Angeles, WA
"Sol Duc Valley...a rain forest wonderland!"
Salt Creek Recreation Area
Port Angeles, WA
"Wonderful panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca..."
"Very nice casino RV park that is small in size, but offers 5 star resort amenities."
"A beautiful campground with large private sites nestled within a thick stand of mixed conifers..."
Champoeg State Park
Newberg, OR
"Relaxing and comfortable campground with many easy walking trails."
"A great place to fine tune the art of relaxing..."
"A hidden jewel that offers spacious sites and solitude."
"A beautiful and peaceful waypoint!"
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BlaNicS Waypoints: Tuttle Creek...Reluctant Homeward Bounders

"Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head.  You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. Th...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Getaway to the Gateway-Alabama Hills

"And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon the earth's shore. These mountains, which have...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Getaway to the Gateway...Fossil Falls

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ev...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Hearst San Simeon State Park

"The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back' Wendy Wunder We returned to our Central Coast Hidey Hole, but unbeknownst to us at the time, for...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Washoe Lake State Park

"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and un-explorable, the land and sea be indefinitely, wi...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Lake Almanor...Where the Sierras Meet The Cascades

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler, solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness, weakness. Henry David Thoreau As we bid farewell...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: The Hills, The Valley and The Desert

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be  to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  T.S. Eliot The Alabama Hills offer so much...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Them Alabama Hills

"You need to be here before your go there" the BlaNicS...(but I want to be everywhere) "Being" has always offered so many textures and colors of living for us to experience...and those experienc...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Salmon Harbor Marina

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind." Lucius Annaeus Seneca Winchester Bay has been one of our favorite travel stops over the last 8 years. We previously blogged a...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Rincon Parkway

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." Wyland Visualize being parked parallel with the ocean on a 47’ paved RV pad below Highway 101. Runnin...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Anza Borrego Desert

"Really, to appreciate the desert you must live close to its heart,  walk upon it's unbroken soil, and camp upon it's clean sands." Edmund C. Jaeger Picture this plan…toodle out to a desolate sp...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

" A desert is a place without expectation." Nadine Gordimer For our last night in the Anza Borrego Desert, we decided to camp at the state’s Borrego Palm Canyon Campground in Borrego Springs. We...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Coyote Dry Lake

Prior to heading into Joshua Tree National Park, we elected to boondock out of the park until after the weekend. This area on north Joshua is known by rv'ers as a favorite place to camp near the...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Nehalem Bay State Park

"At sea, I learned how little a person needs,  not how much." Robin Lee Graham We left the state of Washington with reluctance, for there was still so much left on the plate to explore. I am su...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Sol Duc Campground

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Chesire Cat, Alice In Wonderland We left Salt Creek Recreation Area with no real plan of where we were going next. We only kne...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: North Fork Campground

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out to sundown,  for going out, I found, was really going in.”  John Muir This beautiful campground sits along the north fork of the...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Champoeg State Park

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."  Ralph Waldo Emerson During this stay, there wasn’t a day that Imkelina and Sydney did not walk almost ten miles (occasionally with me in tow)...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Rufus Landing Recreational Area

"The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error." Voltaire During our 8-week adventure we wanted to use every resource available in locating campsites. We visite...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Back To Where It All Began...La Grande, Oregon

"I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books;  I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me"  Hermann Hesse Our brief visit with Melinda an...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Williamson River Campground - Fremont-Winema National Forest

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson As we traveled up the highway, I stare in wonderment at the endless miles of...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Joshua Tree National Park

"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important  than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us." Neil deGrasse Tyson Total Solitude, and get this,...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Little Creek Casino-Resort

"There is an ancient legend of the Squaxin Island People that connects the humans with the sky people. The story is told of a strong (skookum) young man who had become captivated by the beauty of a y...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul" Wyland After leaving Sol Duc Valley, we just could not get Olympic National Park out of our system. We w...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Salt Creek Recreation Area

"The language of friends is not words, but meanings" Henry David Thoreau RV living can be golden when your campsites mirror each other, i.e.beauty for beauty (and your rig easily fits your sit...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Highway 395

"Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flood.  Let the smell of the wildflowers flow free through my blood.  Let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves.  Let me wa...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Highway 395

"Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flood.  Let the smell of the wildflowers flow free through my blood.  Let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves.  Let me wa...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Cape Lookout State Park...the trail home.

"There's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away" Sarah Kay Along with Dick and Melinda, we departed Hen...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Nehalem River

"Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood  within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer." Radhanath Swami Nehalem River We had never heard of Clatsop State Forest....

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Volcanic Tablelands

"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground.  It is the dust and blood of our ancestors. Chief Plenty Coups I have to believe the Paiute came to literally offer homage to these volcanic bluf...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Indian Bread Rocks Recreation Area

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes." Henry David Thoreau We left Chiricahua National Monument with the exci...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Chiricahua National Monument

"I am alone in the world. I want to live in these mountains;  I do not want to go to Tularosa. That is a long way off.  I have drunk of the waters of the Dragoon Mountains and hey have cooled me; ...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Kartchner Caverns State Park

"The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the  source of what you are looking for." Joseph Campbell Tombstone storefront prop WOULD YOU TRY THIS? The story of Kartchner Caverns star...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

"Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and then the borders bleed as we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red." Maryn Mannes...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Darby Well Road Boondockers

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.  I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one." Friends Dick and Melinda have shared many a conversation with us of camping on...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

"The desert takes our dreams away from us, and they don't always return...Those who don't return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines and of the water that come...

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Sycamore Canyon Campground

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a  primeval wood and the sound of outer ocean on a beach“ Henry Beston When looking at the extende...

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