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June Lake and Yosemite ?>

June Lake and Yosemite

After my hike I headed toward the June Lake loop. My Grandpa use to come up here every year for vacation. I camped one night on June Lake which was mix nice and sad. Still hard to imagine he’s gone. After my stay on the June Lake loop I made my way to Yosemite. This is the first time I’ve been here and old enough to look around. I came with my family when I was very young. I remember…

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Devils Postpile National Monument ?>

Devils Postpile National Monument

As the morning sun hit the mountain peaks I crawled out of the tent and packed up. I spent a little while watching the sunlight slowly work its way down to the base of the mountain. Then I hit the highway again on my way to Bishop for breakfast. Filling up both my stomach and truck in Bishop I continued North to Mammoth Lakes. Just to the West of the town was the Devils Postpile National Monument. After I paid…

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BCV: Rocky Mountain National Park ?>

BCV: Rocky Mountain National Park

I stifled a moan when Jim suggested going to Rocky Mountain National Park.  My immediate response was how many tree-covered mountains must we see? Were Denali, Glacier, and Yellowstone not representative enough?  I love nature and enjoyed visiting the National Parks we patronized very much, but did not feel Rocky Mountain would be different enough from the others to warrant the time and expense of going there.  Yet because Rocky Mountain was on Jim’s list for this trip, I acquiesced….

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BCV: The Honeymoon is Over ?>

BCV: The Honeymoon is Over

I believe a marriage can have multiple honeymoon phases, regardless of the length of the marriage. The actuality of this long, anticipated trip served to reignite those “just married” emotions for us. However, after three months on the road, I believe the honeymoon is over due to the following scenario: We were driving to Antonito, Colorado when we saw the Great Sand Dunes National Park sign. Our atlas stated that it is the youngest National Park in the U.S., decreed by Congress in…

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BCV: Yellowstone – The Devil’s Playground? ?>

BCV: Yellowstone – The Devil’s Playground?

What else could explain noxious sulfur fumes escaping from the ground, boiling water above and below the surface you’re walking on, boiling water shooting into the air and boiling mud? Yes…Boiling Mud! Not bubbling, boiling. I kept telling Pamala “there’s something wrong with that”. I can still smell the sulfur just thinking about it.           Yellowstone National Park has some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever find. Rugged mountains, fast and slow moving rivers, open plains, abundant…

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