Joshua Tree National Park

We decided to put the Bago in storage for the holidays so we could visit friends in LA and stay out in Palm Springs. A big bonus in Palm Springs is all the great hiking and surrounding areas like Joshua Tree. The trees look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. There’s a great […]

Mojave National Preserve

We’ve become certified desert rats. After leaving Death Valley we headed South for Mojave National Preserve. The area is administered by the National Park Service and features expansive mesas, joshua trees, tortoises, jeep trails, and giant yuccas. We stayed at the Hole in the Wall Campground. Despite a dirt road detour thanks to Google Maps and […]

Death Valley National Park

Our quest for sun took us to the hottest, driest, and lowest point in North America. Death Valley did not disappoint with clear skies and the temperature hitting the 90’s at a our camp in Furnace Creek. During the day we headed for higher elevations and cooler temps. We took a rocky and rutted dirt […]

Sonoma and Russian River

We finally left Oregon with our hopes of a pleasant Fall dashed by record rain. It had been a great summer but it was time to move South. We drove through the redwoods stopping at the Avenue of the Giants. We decided to break up our drive and stay overnight at the Bear River Casino south […]

Harris Beach State Park

This is our third time camping at Harris Beach State Park in Brookings. We love the area and it’s a great state park. Well maintained and plenty of hookups sites available with the summer crowds gone. Unfortunately this has been one of the wettest Octobers on record. Oh well. Praise the lord and pass the […]

Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is a quick drive from Jaime’s family. The forecast called for a break in the rain so I drove over to take pictures of ther waterfalls and fall foliage. The rains had fired up the waterfalls but not knocked off the leaves yet. Great conditions. Cavern behind North Falls. Silver creek.

Belknap Springs

We moved down the road to Camp Yale at Belknap Springs to meet up with Jaime’s brother Jim and his wife Tami. The weather turned into a soggy Oregon mist but we still enjoyed our stay soaking in the hot spring fed pools. After Jim and Tami departed on Sunday, I put on my Gortex […]