Category Archives: Sightseeing

An Essential Guide to South Florida’s Four National Parks and Preserves

The 3 Essential Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge

Located about an hour from Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is a top choice for weekend campers and hikers. Ask any Oregon hiker for a Gorge recommendation and there’s a strong chance that you will be sent to one of the three essential hikes: Eagle Creek, Oneonta Gorge, and Angel’s Rest. Each hike showcases the […]

Campstake Guide: Glacier National Park

The vastness of Glacier National Park is incredible! Its beauty is impossible to capture in mere words, and photographs only partially convey the wonders we discovered in this amazing corner of God’s great creation. It really needs to be experienced in person to be fully comprehended!

Highlights from Big Bend

With only 316,953 visitors in 2013, Big Bend National Park ranks 42nd out of 59 national parks. When compared to parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone which both get over 3 million visitors a year, or Grand Canyon with over 4 million, you may begin to understand some of its appeal. (Source: complete visitor statistics for the national parks […]

Top 10 Camping Destinations in Virginia

When you think of an outdoor destination, Virginia isn’t usually on the top of the list. The Appalachian Mountains are old and weathered, not reaching the prodigious heights of the Rockies. The Blue Ridge Mountains don’t conjure up quite the same emotions of raw wilderness as Yosemite’s granite faces or Denali’s glaciers. What Virginia offers, […]

The Hikes in Three Days at Arches National Park

We spent twelve days at Arches National Park–more than any other Park on our journey. While we were there my wife Shelly went to Washington, D.C. to see our grandson over a weekend. That gave me a little free time to take some challenging hikes on my own. I took the opportunity to take three […]