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Woods County Park Cloverdale, OR
70 days ago

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Mora Campground Forks, WA
71 days ago

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"Better than Bruce Springsteen on Broadway..."

Cell phone radiation and sunbeams compete for the most abundant particles to fill the mossy gaps between some pretty substantial Sitka spruce. Rare creatures like bathroom faucets that don’t automatically shut off and firewood bundles for sale out... Read more

Sol Duc Campground Port Angeles, WA
72 days ago

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"Free installation with all moss carpeting purchases"

National Parks reward those who pack a light footprint. For years we traveled in a 50’ setup, a big ol’ long travel trailer pulled by a big ol’ long van. What comforts all of that space provided were inversely proportional to how often we’d need... Read more

Lmuma Creek Campground Ellensburg, WA
75 days ago

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"A BLMotel"

This is the least desirable of the four BLM campgrounds here in Yakima Canyon, but the only one with spots open that hadn’t been reserved for the night or entire weekend. It’s sandwiched between a beautiful, fast-moving river which is popular with... Read more

Umtanum Campground Ellensburg, WA
75 days ago

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"Rant on the reservation system..."

We did not camp here. We wanted to, and there were a plethora of open spaces but... All of the BLM sites in Yakima Canyon allow reservations. This specific place had two campers already there and setup (I assume one was the host) and every... Read more

Big Pines Campground Ellensburg, WA
75 days ago

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Roza Yakima, WA
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Celebration Park Melba, ID
76 days ago

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"Sunset wonderland beyond the cow patties..."

The hoot of an owl off in some distant night, the stars not quite as bright as they may have been a few hours east, and the regular flow of traffic through the parking lot here round out the myriad of experiences one might extol about this place.... Read more

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"Came here when Rock Creek RV Park was doling out rigamarole..."

...and glad we did. The woman in the office was extremely pleasant, though a man–guessing the campground host–gave is a bit of attitude when asking if we’d paid or not. Which is particularly funny because, as they’ll tell you in the office, if... Read more

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"GPS didn’t actually take us to the moon..."

I had expectations, from a previous review, of being tucked away in the lava flows, private and hidden from your neighbors. It is not that. It is stunning, either way, and you can’t blame the campgrounds designers for wanting to limit the amount... Read more
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Mora Campground
Forks, WA
"Better than Bruce Springsteen on Broadway..."
Sol Duc Campground
Port Angeles, WA
"Free installation with all moss carpeting purchases"
Lmuma Creek Campground
Ellensburg, WA
"A BLMotel"
Umtanum Campground
Ellensburg, WA
"Rant on the reservation system..."
Celebration Park
Melba, ID
"Sunset wonderland beyond the cow patties..."
"Came here when Rock Creek RV Park was doling out rigamarole..."
"GPS didn’t actually take us to the moon..."
"If 2 turkeys trade tails tween tailgating trailers twixt tall trees, does the talk of the town make a sound?"
Doctor Creek Campground
Richfield, UT
"Seven deer sipped spring water as 70 birds and 700 bees waited for Sleeping Beauty to arrive"
Bears Ears View
Blanding, UT
"The “worst” option available on this road is still pretty darn swell"
East Fork San Juan River
Pagosa Springs, CO
"I don’t know about the election but this river sure was a-rushin’!"
Mule Canyon
Blanding, UT
"Natural Bridges, Bears Ears and Blandon"
Dirty Devil Camping Area
Lake Powell, UT
"Getting back to nature..."
Jacob's Chair Trailhead
Fry Canyon, UT
"If Utah 95 had a milkshake, it would easily bring all the boys to the yard."
River Ranch RV Resort
New Braunfels, TX
"Muscovy & the Egyptians"
"Nathan’s Notes #3749"
Sandthrax Campground
Hanksville, UT
"Brown Easter eggs are difficult to color..."
Rice & Beans RV Park
San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico
"Un aparcamiento con una bonita muralla."
Durango KOA
Durango, CO
"What a KOA should be, every time. "
"Cool river rushing one day, the whole place on fire the next..."
Alpen Rose RV Park
Durango, CO
"Seems to be a varying degree of niceties bestowed based on something or other..."
Durfield Dispersed
Bayfield, CO
"Watch the GPS, son. "
Forest Road 242
Tijeras, NM
"None shall pass!"
Forest Road 525C
Sedona, AZ
"Should you need us, Sarah. Yes, should you need us..."
"Better n’ a willow and a creek. "
"They'll let you shower here for $6..."
Mexican Hat Rock Dispersed
Mexican Hat, UT
"The only decent AT&T service we could find in the Mexican Hat/Monument Valley/Bluff area..."
Goulding's Lodge & Campground
Monument Valley, UT
"In the Goulding's compound..."
Cottonwood RV Park
Bluff, UT
"Great place for an expensive, hot shower and super slow internet access"
Hovenweep National Monument
Montezuma Creek, CO
"Mountain blue birds "
Harshaw Road
Patagonia, AZ
"Passing traffic—from Border Patrol to locals—were everyone waves friendly..."
 
Bloody Basin Road
Mayer, AZ
"Or a shotgun bang, what’s up with that thang?"
Gunsight Wash
Why, AZ
"GPS took us right there, it’s just across from the state rest / picnic area. "
"This is where I’ll winter when the zombies finally take over..."
"You can wade to the island near the Roadrunner Loop"
"Cell service won’t keep your business running, though we got a Walking Dead in magically one night"
Red Rock Park Campground
Church Rock, NM
"Couldn’t find the geocache...but Coal Street Pub in town is the kid-friendly, craft beer destination"
Nolan Tank
Sedona, AZ
"Just up past Nolan or down there below Loy"
Leasburg Dam State Park
Radium Springs, NM
"I hesitate to contemplate existence..."
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Chinati Hot Springs, Ruidosa Texas

There’s a little slice of heaven, available at discount Mexican rates, just north and east of the line in the sand they call the Texas / Mexico border. Advertisement Texas has the...

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Fondest Greetings from Washington’s Old-Growth on Wand'rly

How the mix of shredding cotton ball cirrus clouds fell in to absorb a long gone jet’s lingering chemtrail mixed with wildfire smoke puffing out of a nearby mountain shap...

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How to Make a Tarp City

I can sleep anywhere. A friend’s couch. A friend’s couch covered in cat urine. A park bench (though I prefer the grass). A tent. Or no tent, but still in the woods. The f...

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Judging Immaculate vs. Perfection on Wand'rly

I woke up in a land almost indescribably beautiful. Two glacier-dimpled mountains surrounded by vast colorful autumn alpine scrub. I drove my family and I to and through...

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Young Bones in Bear Creek Campground, Winthrop, WA

I wish the hunters wouldn’t leave so much for the gatherers. And by hunters I mean just that; campground attendees who come to take a deer and so often leave a pile of...

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Outrunning the Twisp Wild Fires in Eastern Washington August 2015

“They’re evacuating Twisp,” Renée told me. She and the kids were in the town of Winthrop, I back in with our Airstream at a boondocking site by the name of Bear Creek....

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Greetings from Tioga Pass in Sunny Yosemite! on Wand'rly

Snow still stripes the Eastern Sierras as foreign eyes from lands as far as Germany, Japan, or as nearby as Pennsylvania and Michigan state up the mountains. Aspen groves...

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Hike to the Cross at Bisbee

A trail leads to a shrine at the 5900′ summit of the mountain which makes up the northeastern slope of Bisbee, Arizona. We had taken the trail before though, walking pa...

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Greetings from Durango on Wand'rly

Construction workers toil away fixing potholes in the divided highway that bypasses old downtown Durango, Colorado. A few miles of strip greet newcomers, heavy traffic sl...

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Short Stories on Nederland, Colorado

In the dissipation of the last night’s fog over Boulder Creek a man sits on, not at, a picnic table, looking down over the small gully that divides his current home–the...

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4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country on Wand'rly

4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country Men load up the bed of their pickup trucks with coolers full of sandwiches and Coors Light. Loc...

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Greetings from Moab, Utah on Wand'rly

Greetings from Moab, Utah It was with disillusionment that we first met Moab, nearly two weeks ago. A town full of adventure seekers who’d come...

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Greetings from Glen Canyon! on Wand'rly

The women who set us up with a spot on our first night in the area are Indians. Navajo, most likely. We’ve got a spot at Wahweap Resort. A dam just downstream from us ha...

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The Legend People and the Coyote of Bryce Canyon's Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon is not, technically, a canyon. The details are best left to scientific explanations about the means behind erosion, the flow of water, and other wonderfull...

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Greetings from the Sequoias on Wand'rly

Long before the sun completely sets, trees the size of many whales cast their shadows dark over smaller pines and the occasional oak. They feel like particle board, a hor...

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Greetings from the Redwoods on Wand'rly

Greetings from the Redwoods Several years ago a man, his Lady, and their VW Bus spent nights sleeping beneath the bows of the mighty Redwoods o...

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Stories, Videos & Facts: Coastal Redwoods & Jedediah Smith State Park

The mist is more than thick, it is downright cuttable. On the advice of a ranger, my party and I skipped the standard entrance to Jedediah Smith State Park–one of seve...

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Airstream Caravan in Joshua Tree National Park

The wind is heavy, more like a wall of sound and dust than invisible moving air. Tonight our caravan of three families in Airstreams and a woman in a tent will not build...

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Greetings from Picacho State Park! on Wand'rly

Greetings from Picacho State Park! It’s amazing the amount of traffic that a freeway can hold at any given ungodly hour of the night. From a s...

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Greetings from Guadalupe Mountains National Park! on Wand'rly

The moon came up slow. Many and cumulus were the clouds covering the horizon, and from about a half hour below the tops of them it shone up through like the opposite of h...

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Greetings from Catalina State Park, just North of Tucson! on Wand'rly

“Why is this place full when Gilbert Hill is a ghost town?” she asks. No one seems to know. The park rangers are young and look like they’re having more than your averag...

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Greetings from Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains National Park! on Wand'rly

These mountains don’t stand particularly tall, but boy do they look good doing it. At 4000′ on average, even the flat parts of West Texas are higher than most everything...

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Greetings from Sunny Bend, Oregon! on Wand'rly

Greetings from Sunny Bend, Oregon! An old friend is jumping a few feet into the air to land, a bit topsy turvy, on a slackline strung b...

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Traveler's Guide to Astoria, Oregon

Search Explore Issue #200 A Day in the Life of Astoria, Oregon We walk you up and down the streets of Astoria...

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Elk in Nehalem Bay State Park

The sand dunes lounging between the evergreens and neon yellow Scotch Broom lining the peninsula stretching south from Manzanita to hug Nehalem Bay like a raindrop desperate to cling to a leaf are ever...

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Nights are Cold on the Oregon Coast

When your beers are kicked and a morning bike ride is calling, what could be more enjoyable than a good piss to put your fire out. All of the RVers have shown their respective piles of hey what a good...

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Bike America 2006 | ClickNathan – Handmade Websites

This is the personal blog of Nathan Swartz, a web designer, traveler and family man. It started way back in May of 2004, making it one of the older blogs on the web and one of a relative few which have...

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Greetings from the Everglades! on Wand'rly

Greetings from the Everglades! Two osprey perch stalwart in the dead standing snag that was once a fig tree. It’s well after dark, and...

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Greetings from Big Cypress National Preserve! on Wand'rly

Greetings from Big Cypress National Preserve! Driving along US 41 through Florida, the Tamiami Trail as it’s known, a show rarely seen...

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Greetings from the Florida Keys! on Wand'rly

Greetings from the Florida Keys! Keyhopping: the back and forthing via bridges and an automobile from one small island to another. I...

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A Feral Freedom to be Wild on Wand'rly

A Feral Freedom to be Wild 10/4/14 10:33 pmI’ve been lead to believe that once an animal has ever been tamed, neither it nor its descendants can ever be considered truly wild again. They are...

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Greetings from Deer Trail Park Campground on Wand'rly

Greetings from Deer Trail Park Campground It’s the evening before Memorial Day and for every spoke on every spinning bike tire whizzing...

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Greetings from Rifrafters Campground on Wand'rly

Greetings from Rifrafters Campground Nanny holds Wylder, our youngest at 8 months, as he sleeps on her shoulder at a picnic table an un...

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