There are more than 120 named waterfalls in the state of Montana and dozens of unnamed falls. Many waterfalls can be found in Glacier National Park or Yellowstone National Park, but there are plenty of gorgeous waterfalls you can access that are not in the National Park system. Waterfalls are of particular interest to geologists […]
More and more outdoor enthusiasts are gaining interest in wild edibles or foraging the forest for local plants that can be eaten. While this may be a fun diversion to explore sustainability, it isn’t something you should do unless you are certain that you’re selecting plants that will not make you sick. There are many […]
One night when I was camping in the woods I went to bed without realizing I hadn’t put away a bag of food hidden under the picnic table. I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of footsteps outside my tent and I quickly zipped open the door, only to find […]
In the past couple of entries, we have been exploring the golden history of Dahlonega, Georgia. In this installment, we will head start heading north in our RV to the DeSoto Falls Recreation Area exploring other waterfalls along our route. Our first stop is Cane Creek Falls on the northern outskirts of Dahlonega. The falls […]
Several years ago, during one of our cross-country treks, we were introduced to a wonderful public radio broadcast called Encounters with host Richard Nelson. Between his vivid descriptions and his audio equipment, Mr. Nelson is able to capture parts of the Wild North to share with his audience, even without being able to visually show […]
What fun is going camping if there is nothing to do in the area? If you are camped at Montana’s Pine Creek Campground, you won’t have to go far to experience one of the most scenic waterfalls in the area. Pine Creek Falls is just over a mile upstream from the campground via an easy […]
For those who have mobility issues, taking a hike down a wooded trail may sound like a distant dream. In Colorado’s Staunton State Park, a newly launched Track Chair Program now allows trail access to those who cannot explore under their own power. Staunton State Park is Colorado’s newest State Park (opening in May 2013) […]
Many visitors to Oregon overlook the central and eastern part of the state and head straight for the Portland area or Pacific coastline. But one of the state’s most amazing natural wonders is hidden east of the Ochoco Mountains and as a result is usually much less crowded. The Painted Hills form a colorful desert […]
Summer means one thing: time to head out RVing with the family, enjoying hiking, biking, barbequing, and making s’mores around the campfire. However, nothing can take the fun and adventure out of your RV campout quicker than the buzz and bite of mosquitoes in and around your site. While no precautionary measures can guarantee a […]
Don’t go into the woods until you know how to recognize the worst wild plants to avoid when camping, hiking or picnicking this summer.
The Southwest is pretty but it has a sinister side. Get to know these dangerous desert plants RVers often camp near — your life could depend on it!