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Channel Islands National Park

How we backpack camped at Del Norte campground on Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, hiked across the park, and kayaked!

How We Did Moab, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Moab Summary We understand why people love Moab, UT. It’s a simple sentence for a sophisticated region of the country. The Moab area is stunning landscape with the Colorado and Green Rivers carving their way through the 100+ million year old sand stone. There are arches galore, even aContinue reading “How We Did Moab, Utah”

White Sands National Park

Alkali Flat Trail The Quick Stats Distance: 5 miles out & back Elevation Change: 311 ft Type: Trail through large and steep sand dunes with red markers to follow Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, a large parking lot Hiker’s ledger: no Summary Overall, weContinue reading “White Sands National Park”

Chiricahua National Monument

The Big Loop January 16th, 2021 Location: Wilcox, AZ Distance: We logged 9.1 miles Parking: Echo Canyon, if full park at Massai Point Pets: Not allowed on trail Fee: No Restrooms: Yes Chiricahua National Monument is 3.5 hours from Phoenix. It’s not a bad drive, but we decided to stay the night in Tucson atContinue reading “Chiricahua National Monument”

Dante’s View

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 7 November 28, 2020 Location: Off of CA-190 W. You will take a 13 mile road to the top of the Black Mountains Parking: Small parking lot Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms: Yes, but not atContinue reading “Dante’s View”

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 6 November 28, 2020 Location: Off of CA-190 W  Parking: Small parking lot but you are able to park on the side of the road Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms: Yes Time Needed: 1 hour AfterContinue reading “Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes”

Titus Canyon

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 5 November 28, 2020 Location: One way entrance off Highway 374 on east side Vehicle: High clearance vehicles with at least 8 inches of ground clearance and 4WD or AWD are recommend Parking: No parking for most of the road Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle goodContinue reading “Titus Canyon”

Devil’s Golf Course

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 4 November 28, 2020 Location: Dirt road on the west side of Badwater Road Parking: Small parking lot Hike: Walk through the large salt Pets: Not allowed off pavement Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms at Trailhead: Yes After seeingContinue reading “Devil’s Golf Course”

Zabriskie Point

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 3 November 28, 2020 Location: California State Route 90 Parking: Small parking lot, but you are able to park on the street Hike: Walk out to view points on pavement or hike down into badlands Pets: Not allowed off pavement Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 daysContinue reading “Zabriskie Point”

Artists Drive to Artists Palette

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 2 November 27, 2020 Location: 20 min south of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center How to get here: vehicle, 9 mile drive Hike: walk out to view points Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms at Trailhead: YesContinue reading “Artists Drive to Artists Palette”

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