Be Still My Heart… Love Zion! (part 1)

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Zion National Park is a place I have anticipated seeing for a very long time. I was actually heading there in the early spring of 2012 when I had my first (and thankfully minor) breakdown in The Beast. That happened … Continue reading

The Valley of Fire

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After being derailed with mechanical problems for a few days, the extremely uneventful drive between Mammoth Lakes and Las Vegas was a welcome change. When I say uneventful I mean that there was really nothing of significance in between, and … Continue reading

The Ghost Town of Bodie

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As mentioned in my last post, I accumulated far too many images during my visit to Bodie State Historical Park to combine in that post. This “ghost town” warranted a post all it’s own. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading

Continuing South Through California and Nevada

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I’ve said this before, and I continue to think it… I really have to plant myself in some horribly ugly and unappealing place so that I can get caught up on my work. The more I hike and explore, the … Continue reading

Traveling South Through Central Oregon

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After two and a half months in my home state of Washington it was time once again to move south while the roads (mountain passes in particular) were still clear of snow and ice. After bidding my family farewell I … Continue reading

Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula

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After an amazing day in Mount Rainier National Park I headed north toward Seattle. Three of my brothers and several of my friends live in the vicinity and I hoped to spend time with as many of them as possible. … Continue reading

Road Trip and Day Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

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After several weeks in or near my home town of Longview I headed north in the motorhome to do a full loop throughout the northwest corner of the northwest. This would include more of my favorite stompin’ grounds from my … Continue reading

Mount St. Helens- Revisiting Childhood Memories

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As I journey around the country I’m frequently asked by people I meet, “Where is home?” If I’m standing in a campground or at a pull-off enjoying some stunning vista it’s easy to point to “The Beast” with a smile … Continue reading

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

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Wow! After two and a half months in the Pacific Northwest it is with mixed emotions that I continue my journey south. Although I have not actually lived in Washington since I was 21 years old it has always remained … Continue reading