Lake Powell

A relatively short drive from Cottonwood took us back up to Lone Rock Campground on Lake Powell. I had wanted to explore the slot canyons in the area but couldn’t find any easy boondocking so we came back to the same spot we stayed in this past spring. The views of the Lake here are […]

Olympic National Park

From Pacific City, we headed up the coast to Ocean Shores, Washington. We passed through some epic scenery but didn’t stop as Google told us we had at least a five hour drive. The Washington portion of Highway 101 was especially curvy and bouncy. We have learned to be wary of opening cabinets after a […]

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 […]