The Eastern Sierra

Many a movie has been filmed in the Alabama Hills, just west of Lone Pine, California. More than 300 movies, in fact. But we weren’t there for the movie history—we actually didn’t even know it was a popular movie set until we arrived—we were just looking for a free place to camp as we headed … More The Eastern Sierra

Welcome to Nature

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”  ~John Muir When John Muir wrote those words about our national parks, we’re sure he wasn’t talking about … More Welcome to Nature

The Grand Canyon

When we left Bryce Canyon we headed south through Kanab, crossed into Arizona, and took our chances on a first-come first-served campsite at Jacob Lake Campground, which is 40 miles north of the Grand Canyon. Because we arrived midweek, there were plenty of campsites to choose from. The folks who arrived later in the week were … More The Grand Canyon