Rocky Mountain National Park: Summiting Deer Mountain

Our final morning in Rocky Mountain National Park we got an early start for the trailhead to Deer Mountain - the most accessible summit in the park. While the park is known for all of its 14ers, Deer Mountain's summit is at an easy, breezy 10,040 feet. To cut to the chase, our hike was …

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Washington Hikes: Index Town Wall

Among the many things our Washington state governor closed down in response to COVID-19 -- and the one that probably impacted us the most -- was access to local, state, and national parks and land. We love hiking and spending time in the great outdoors -- it actually seemed like one of the more responsible …

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Afternoon in Joseph, Oregon

The last stop on our road trip to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park was a spot in the northeastern corner of Oregon known as the "Little Switzerland of America." Brian heard about Joseph, Oregon, from one of his customers who takes his RV there to escape from Portland. Soon after he told …

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Exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument

When we planned our road trip to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, I spent time looking up other places to hike and explore the outdoors along the way. I was surprised to find a national monument in southern Idaho that had never crossed my researching radar before - Craters of the Moon. …

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