Sierras to Voyageurs

California to Minnesota Including 4 National Parks

California to Minnesota: An Epic 7,000-Mile Road Trip Embarking on our longest journey yet, Lorna and I set out on a two-month, 7,000-mile adventure across the Western United States. With 12 stops along the way, we traversed mountains, prairies, and forests as we explored the country’s natural beauty. Our journey began at Huntington Lake in …

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Visiting Laramie Wyoming

Located in Laramie is a charming college town that offers a blend of Western charm. Home to the University of Wyoming, the town has a youthful energy that’s felt throughout its vibrant community. With a thriving arts and culture scene, visitors can explore the Laramie Mural Project, the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, and …

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Badlands National Park Incredible Photos

Spending three days in Badlands National Park in South Dakota was an experience unlike any other. With its rugged terrain and stunning landscapes, this park offered us a chance to connect with nature. Over three days, we explored the park’s vast wilderness areas and hiked along its numerous trails. Later we witnessed incredible views from …

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A Tour of the Wind Cave National Park

In the Black Hills of South Dakota lies Wind Cave National Park, housing one of the world’s longest and most complex caves. Native Americans have known the cave for centuries, and European settlers first explored it in 1881. President Theodore Roosevelt established the park in 1903 as the eighth national park in the United States. …

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Mount Rushmore

We also used our stay at Custer State Park to visit Mount Rushmore National Monument. We took 16A to the Monument, a 37-mile-long scenic highway in the Black Hills with narrow roads that pass through tunnels. From there we could our destination and looked forward to exploring and getting some Mount Rushmore images. Mount Rushmore …

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4 Days in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

In western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a unique and breathtaking destination. Named after the 26th President of the United States, who was instrumental in creating the national park system, this park spans over 70,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Visitors can explore the park’s rugged badlands, hike scenic trails, and observe various wildlife …

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10 Days Paddling Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park is a stunning destination that offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of Minnesota’s Northwoods. The park’s many lakes, waterways, and forests provide endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, fishing, boating, and wildlife watching. Whether you’re interested in exploring the park’s many trails, paddling through its pristine waters, or …

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