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Desert sunset behind the Sierras

Handy tips for 4×4 camping in Death Valley

Here is my short list of important tips to help make your trip more of a fun adventure than an unpleasant ordeal. Carry TWO spare tires. Expect to have a ...
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Umpqua River Lighthouse

Lighthouses and camping in Oregon

Oregon has 9 lighthouses along its beautiful coast line. Camping along Hwy 101 and visiting these lighthouses, makes for an educational as well as scenic trip, taking you back in ...
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Annie Creek Sno Park sign

Camping in Sno Parks near Crater Lake National Park

Snow parks (spelled and signed as sno parks) can be a great place to camp, away from the main road. Crater Lake National Park has limited campground camping, and no ...
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How do you define camping?

How do you define camping?

Camping is a word that evokes as many different ways to be outdoors as there are different people. Camping can be anything from backpacking in the remote wilderness to sleeping in ...
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Highway 1 reopens after mudslide in Big Sur!

Highway 1 reopens after mudslide in Big Sur!

Big Sur campers rejoice! Scenic Highway 1 reopened 2 months early after a section of road had been completely cut-off by the Mud Creek Slide last May of 2017. Cal ...
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Making Trax Camping on Pinterest

Pin your camping trips and tips

I find Pinterest to be a great tool for collecting and researching good camping tips and information. You can use Pinterest like you would a search engine such as Google, ...
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Top 10 beauty tips for the dry outdoors

Top 10 beauty tips for the dry outdoors

While camping in the arid regions your skin and hair need extra care so you don't feel like a dried out piece of jerky by the time you get back ...
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Old mine steam boiler

Jail Canyon – 4×4 to miner’s cabin and gold mine in Death Valley

Jail Canyon is a worthy day trip as well as an interesting place to camp. The ghost town of Ballarat lies within easy driving distance with a small store and ...
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Star light, star bright

Star light, star bright

Stargazing is a major perk of camping in the back country under the vivid night sky. Void of city light pollution you can see the Milky Way and an array ...
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Winner of Ghost Towns of Death Valley

Winner of Ghost Towns of Death Valley

The winner for our "Ghost Towns of Death Valley" DVD is, drum roll please....... Tammy Gillett! Tammy exclaimed, "I am delighted to win the DVD and I plan to watch ...
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A camper's tale of there and back again

A camper’s tale of there and back again

After 40 years of tent and tailgate camping we decided adding more creature comforts would make the time spent in the backcountry even more enjoyable. Therefore after much research we ...
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Find your perfect campsite!

Don’t know where to find those special sweet spots in the back country away from noisy traffic and campgrounds?

I’ve researched and put together a FREE list of my favorite apps and map links to make your next camp out the remote retreat your wild heart longs for.

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