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Sitton Peak – Santa Ana Mountains – Ortega

As I sit here it is about 90 degrees. Luckily we got an early start heading out the Ortega Highway (74) at around 6 a.m. We arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 and set a solid pace at about 3mph following Peter. We parked across the street from the candy store and crossed to the…

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Day Hike at Cape Perpetua, Oregon

So we aren’t caught up on our blogging but I wanted to post this cool hike we did recently. The views were great but it was an extremely strenuous hike through what seemed like temperate rain forest, mud, overgrowth and lot’s of roots. We left from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and hiked the St….

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A Beautiful Place – Big Sky, MT

Once all of our guests arrived safely in Billings, we packed up and shipped out via the Moho to a cabin we’d arranged to stay in for five days in Big Sky, Montana. We rented a place called “Eagle’s Nest” in the Moonlight Basin, just across from the local ski resort. The cabin looked pretty…

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Family Bonding Time! – Billings, MT

We drove across the border of South Dakota (and into Wyoming just briefly) as we made our way to Billings, Montana. Chris’s parents and his sister Allie were flying in to the airport in Billings to come stay with us for awhile. And two days after they flew in, Chris’s nephew, Caleb, (our nephew, but…

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Our New Favorite Place – Black Hills, SD

The Black Hills of South Dakota were so pretty. It was such an interesting change of scenery from the Badlands. They are both beautiful in different ways. Chris found an amazing campground called “Broken Arrow” just outside of Custer in a valley surrounded by the Black Hills. Broken Arrow is actually a horse camp, meaning…

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“The Good Lands” – Badlands, SD

The Badlands of South Dakota are anything but bad. We had one fellow camper tell us they should be called the “Uglylands” but we couldn’t disagree more! We loved it there. What a unique and beautiful part of the country. On our way into the National Park we had to stop at Wall Drug. This…

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The Mississippi Delta

I just wanted to include a few pictures of the beautiful Mississippi River and the Black River delta. We made it a point to stop here and hike over to the cliffs at Great River Bluffs State Park in Minnesota. It was breathtaking and well worth the short detour. We were originally planning on camping…

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