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A Lug_Nut point of view. Extreme mountain grade driving is something most RVers prefer to do in their towed vehicle rather than with their motor home or truck trailer combination. Steep climbs and drop- off downhill grades can turn a pleasant days run into a white knuckle survival experience. So what exactly is considered extreme […]
While I have only addressed western locations in my previous posts, my favorite state park in here in the east. Ricketts Glen State Park is located in northeastern Pennsylvania, about one hour west of Scranton. While the park has camping, a 245 acre lake (electric motors only), and 26 miles of hiking trails, the big […]
For those looking for a place to cool off in August, let me suggest Turquoise Lake, CO. Turquoise Lake is located near Leadville, which is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. At 10,152′, expect cool nights in the low 30’s, even in the middle of the summer. Camping at […]
The Caverns of Sonora is located on Interstate 10, about half-way between Big Bend National Park and San Antonio, Texas. It is a privately owned cavern that provides tours to the public, has a gift shop and a campground with electric & water. I’ve visited a number of caverns around the US and this is the […]
The southwest is filled with ruins from many previous cultures. One that will be of great interest to photographers is a Pueblo ruin in the South Branch of Mule Canyon near Blanding, Utah. The entrance to the canyon is on Arch Canyon Road off UT 95 between milepost 101 & 102 about 20 miles west […]
One of the many interesting hikes available in Colorado is to Hanging Lake. This is a popular half day climb to a lake that “hangs” off the side of a mountain in the Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. The first step is getting to the parking lot. The only way into the base of […]
If you travel the Southwest’s “Grand Circle“, one of the lesser known wonders you may have passed by along the way is Goblin Valley State Park. It is located near the town of Hanksville, off of Utah 24. The park is named for the goblin like hoodoos that cover the valley floor. These hoodoos are very […]