December 2023, we spent half a day playing in the sand. We walk a 2-mile trail to check out some for the back country camp areas. We loved that this national park is dog friendly. Sure does look like snow doesn't it and people like to shed down the dunes. The dunes are gypsum sand that covers 275 square miles.
Shannondoah National Park, VA | 2023
We traveled through this national park as Tom hiked the AT. It was great to share camp with my trail family. Here we met JP and Double G. When we were here it was extremely rainy and there 60 mile an hour winds that dropped trees on the trail and the roads.
Smokey Mountain National Park | 2023
We traveled through the Smokey Mountain National Park on our Appalachian Trail Adventure. We had a few nice days, but for the most part it was rainy and cold at night. There are 72 miles of the AT that pass through this park following the Tennessee- North Carolina border. The highest point of the hike is Clingman's Dome.
Glacier National Park, MT | 2021
5 nights, 6 days, 84 miles, 22,000 ft of elevation gain and loss. Claire and Erika joined us on this amazing adventure. We started our hike at Nyack Trailhead. We forded the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and creeks multiple times. Our first night we set up camp Upper Nyack Campground. From there we hiked the steepest trail in the park (Cutbank Pass) and slept at Atlanta Creek Campground. Our three day was the Triple Divid Pass and camping at Red Eagle Campground. The fourth day we hiked 11.5 miles to Reynolds Campground. On the fifth day we hiked up to Gunsight Pass and camped Sperry Lake campground. The last day we left camp and hiked down to McDonald Lake to end our hike with a dip in the water.
Grand Canyon, AZ | 2019
May 2019, we hiked from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim. On our way down we slept one night at Cottonwood Campground. We continued to the bottom and stayed two nights at Phantom Ranch.