Tag Archives: backcountry hiking

Hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail

I love to hike. While we live in a fifth wheel trailer full time, I don’t consider that camping. Backpacking – carrying everything you need on your back is my idea of a good time. I know that sounds odd … Continue reading

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Family Reunion and Heading South – September 2015

Summer is our prime time for seeing family and friends from Michigan. Pat’s brother, Geri, had been talking about having a Smith Family Reunion for quite awhile and decided this was the year to do it. He was building a … Continue reading

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Sedona & Tempe, AZ – November 2014

Over the years we had heard countless people talk about Sedona and what a wonderful place it is to visit. This seemed the perfect time to check it out. We had several campgrounds to choose from in the Flagstaff area … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – October 2014

Our primary purpose for stopping in Las Vegas was to see some friends we made while on the caravan to Alaska. We stayed at the Desert Eagle RV Park – the MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) campground at Nellis AFB. … Continue reading

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The Canadian Rockies – June 2014

After a trouble-free drive, we arrived at the Mountain Tunnel Campground in Banff National Forest in the mid-afternoon. After setting up, we drove into town to check out the Visitor Centre. It was a drizzly day and we decided to … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde, CO – April 2014

Mesa Verde National Park is in the Four Corners area of Colorado, so named because this is where the borders of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet. We arrived on Saturday, April 19th, before the true tourist season. The … Continue reading

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX – April 2014

Palo Duro Canyon was our next stop between Texas and Utah. When Pat told me we should stay at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, I asked if she chose that site because she knew I had been there before. When … Continue reading

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West Virginia, May 2013 – Part II

As we planned our route through West Virginia it appeared that we would have an opportunity to visit the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV.  The Stonewall Resort is the result of a public-private partnership between the Corps of Engineers, West … Continue reading

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West Virginia, May 2013 – Part I

Summersville Lake in West Virginia has an interesting history.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the dam in the Kanawha River Basin to reduce downstream flood damage, maintain dependable stream flow, provide recreational opportunities, and enhance the fish and … Continue reading

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Porcupine Mountains – July 2012

What a lovely drive it is from the Pictured Rocks to the Porcupine Mountains!  The first part of the trip parallels the Lake Superior shoreline, what a great view!  The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is the preservation of a … Continue reading

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