Zion National Park

Friday, October 20, 2017 Alan called his Mom for her birthday while I showered. Once ready, we headed out of Vegas. We were going to miss those comfortable beds. Our route took us by the north end of Zion National Park, the Kolob Canyons area, so we decided to explore that part of the park…

Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, October 17, 2017 On our way to Vegas we stopped by the Area 51 Alien Center for some fun. We both got a lot of giggles out of the place and I (can’t believe I) bought a Spock eye mask. (big stupid grin). We had fun with that, and also picked up a pin….

Death Valley National Park

Sunday, October 15, 2017 We arrived in Death Valley in the early afternoon and set up camp in Furnace Creek Campground. Once again we were camping in a national park (yay). This campground was nicer, if more sparse of trees, and quieter than Yosemite. After picking up a map (and pin) at the Visitor Center, which…

Mono Lake, Inyo National Forest

Saturday, October 14, 2017 It was another very chilly night, the temperatures got down below 36. We broke camp at 7:00 and headed to Mono Lake, stopping along the Tiago Pass and taking some pictures. We also stopped and hiked the same trail we’d hiked last year in the Tuolumne Meadows. Some parts of the trail had…

Yosemite National Park

Thursday, October 12, 2017 We spent a good portion of the day driving to Yosemite National Park. Our goal was to get a campsite IN the park. From what we could ascertain on the Web, Hodgson Meadows campground was a first-come-first-serve site that was not full. Yet. We found our way to the campground and…

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 After breakfast at McDonald’s we were on our way to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It was a long day of driving. I started us out on NV Hwy. 50, the “Loneliest Highway in America”, and it was. Not much for about 250 miles and only the occasional vehicle coming from the…