Nathan @ Wand'rly

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East Fork San Juan River Pagosa Springs, CO
91 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"I don’t know about the election but this river sure was a-rushin’!"

The San Juan was basically dry this time last year. This weekend it would have pulled a Michael Phelps all the way to Davy Jones’ locker. They should really get more lockers for these water types, just having the one doesn’t seem appropriate given... Read more

Mule Canyon Blanding, UT
108 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"Natural Bridges, Bears Ears and Blandon"

You know that one time when Jessie asked you to the prom and you were like, "Sure, what else do I have going on?" but then Kelly asked you and you were like "Dang, yes, definitely yes," but then you had to come up with a big plan to ditch Jessie... Read more

Dirty Devil Camping Area Lake Powell, UT
108 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"Getting back to nature..."

If you Google pictures of Utah 95 you'll see that this place was once under water. Apparently Lake Powell is down 20' or so, however I'm speaking anecdotally so don't tell my buddies over at Wikipedia. The three star rating is absolutely... Read more

Jacob's Chair Trailhead Fry Canyon, UT
108 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"If Utah 95 had a milkshake, it would easily bring all the boys to the yard."

We did not camp exactly here at Jacob's Chair Trailhead, though it was quite full and you'd be more a part of the scenery as you nestled between the endless barrage of pickups, 4runners and Sprinter vans that consume that parking lot on a busy... Read more

River Ranch RV Resort New Braunfels, TX
119 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"Muscovy & the Egyptians"

Friendly faces enjoying that Texas heat on the office’s porch greeted us as we came here to camp with some friends. For an RV park under a bridge, sandwiched between two highway overpasses...not too shabby! A slew of Muscovy and Egyptian ducks... Read more

139 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"Nathan’s Notes #3749"

The best thing about a campground like this is taking a long morning visit to the long drop. Though I arrived just after the campground host had finished stocking up the TP, the toilet was a Jackson Pollock of the previous night’s best efforts.... Read more

Sandthrax Campground Hanksville, UT
146 days ago

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Nathan @ Wand'rly 300 reviews

"Brown Easter eggs are difficult to color..."

A lack of cell service anywhere between Hanksville and Blandon make it difficult to know exactly where you are along this route, but assuming this collection of open spaces between the cottonwoods and near th highway are campsites in the most... Read more
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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..."
"Junior Ranger tip"
Badu Park
Llano, TX
"Just a little info..."
Summit Vacation Resort
New Braunfels, TX
"Tubing! No tubing."
Meaher State Park
Spanish Fort, AL
"Shout out to the tent folk up in he’ya"
Shell Mound County Park
Cedar Key, FL
"So you ended up here, eh? Pro tip! Bugs don’t bite on moving swingsets. "
Riviera del Mar RV Park
Loreto, BCS, Mexico
"Bueno campo de base"
"All the colors"
Truth or Consequences BLM
Williamsburg, NM
"Don't you people have a home?"
"Now with Updates!"
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Chinati Hot Springs, Ruidosa Texas

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

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

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Greetings from Sunny Bend, Oregon! on Wand'rly

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Traveler's Guide to Astoria, Oregon

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Elk in Nehalem Bay State Park

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Nights are Cold on the Oregon Coast

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Bike America 2006 | ClickNathan – Handmade Websites

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Greetings from Deer Trail Park Campground on Wand'rly

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Greetings from Rifrafters Campground on Wand'rly

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