Great Smoky Mountains

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by Al Swanson
February 27, 2015

  On the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, small towns charm visitors, rivers and streams converge, and ridge after ridge of forested landscape drape ancient mountains in America’s most visited national park One of the most mesmerizing and naturally beautiful areas of this country lies... Read more »

Splendor in the Ash

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by Peter Lewis
February 2, 2015

  A century ago, nature unleashed its fury from Northern California’s Lassen Peak. Now the national park that surrounds the southern­most volcano in the Cascade Range is known for spectacular hikes, fascinating geology and bubbling hot springs   Peter Lassen was one of us. He explored... Read more »

Silver State Gem

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by Pamela Selbert
December 30, 2014

  Experience wonder at Nevada’s ecologically diverse Great Basin National Park, where ancient bristlecone pines grow, a cave shares its sculpted-in-darkness glory and thousand-year-old pictographs tell the story of a long-gone civilization   For more than 400 miles, U.S. Highway 50 —... Read more »

West Texas Oasis

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by Donna Ikenberry
October 28, 2014

  From a distance, you wouldn’t suspect that the rugged peaks and desert flats of the Guadalupe Mountains are a national park filled with grassy meadows, maple and pine forests — and a birder’s paradise  Guadalupe Mountains National Park, designated in September 1972, is many things. It’s... Read more »

Shifting Sands

he setting sun’s rosy glow creates changing shadows on the Great Sand Dunes and Cleveland Peak.

article and photos by Therese Gundersen
September 2, 2014

  Dig into North America’s tallest sand dunes in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley   A peculiar yet incredible sight awaits the adventurous near the city of Alamosa, Colorado — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. While... Read more »

Beyond Mount Rushmore

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article and photos by Scott Simianer
June 24, 2014

    Experience the American West in a land of timbered mountains and sandstone badlands, canyons and gulches, and miles of breathtaking scenery in the Black Hills of South Dakota   An oasis on the Great Plains, the Black Hills region of South Dakota is a beautifully diverse land that... Read more »

High and Mighty

Hikers precede us on the Great Glacier Trail on the way to spectacular views. (Below right) Brent poses next to an old-timer.

by Jane Cassie
May 2, 2014

  Camping and climbing steep slopes and hiking through old-growth forest in a land of snow-clad mountain peaks and glaciers in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada   It’s early September and time to restock our RV once again, dust off the hiking boots and head out of town for Alberta and... Read more »

Spring Flings

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by Kathy Cabrera
March 3, 2014

  Ten top RV Spots Sure to Delight Everyone in the Family   For many of us, spring represents getting our RVs out of storage, shaking off the sleet and snow, and saying goodbye to thermal underwear and heavy winter coats. Spring break may be the only week we can get away as a family and enjoy... Read more »

New Campground in Death Valley National Park

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December 30, 2013

  Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park has added 26 full-hookup RV sites and created the new 35-site Fiddlers’ Campground adjacent to its golf course. Located at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, both facilities are within easy reach of the Borax Museum and visitor center. All resort amenities... Read more »

Miles of Exploration

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by Len Cousineau
October 25, 2013

  Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah: Slot canyons for hiking and Lake Powell for water recreation are part of this vast landscape of buttes, mesas and cliffs In 1869, explorer John Wesley Powell described the region that is today known as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area... Read more »

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