Monthly Archives: October 2011

Yosemite National Park

We were lucky to get a campsite in Yosemite with almost no advance planning. Spots are reserved months in advance and fill up early in the year. When I went to the reservation website I found only one spot available … Continue reading

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Descent from Glacier Point

The bus ride up to Glacier Point from Yosemite Valley takes an hour and a half. The driver tells us the history of the valley as we slowly leave it and go up the mountainside. He’s a good storyteller, the … Continue reading

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

We spent three nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. They’re like Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, adjoining National Parks where you drive through one to visit the other. We first entered the parks from the south entrance, which … Continue reading

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Loved L.A.

We’re sorry for the long time without an update. Once again, we were having too much fun to find the time. For the past few days we were visiting friends in Los Angeles. It was great to see them and … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP

We attempted to visit Joshua Tree National Park today with no luck. We drove all the way to the entrance only to discover the park road was closed due to damage caused by flooding. The other entrance, from the north, … Continue reading

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Ancient Pueblo Dwellings

Within the Four Corners area of the U.S. (northern Arizona, southern Utah, northwest New Mexico, and southern Colorado) there are several National Monuments protecting artifacts and ruins of the ancient Pueblo People. Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, AZ protects ancient … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest NP

Petrified Forest National Park is right along Route 66 and is an easy place to visit in one day. The park has two regions, the upper region offers overlooks of the banded badlands of the Painted Desert. The lower region, … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon NP

No tour of U.S. National Parks would be complete without visiting the Grand Canyon. Neither Finn nor I had been there so we were excited to finally visit. We camped in Williams, AZ, about an hour and twenty minutes south … Continue reading

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