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Visiting Crater Lake

After visiting California's Coastal Redwoods, we traveled up to Oregon's Crater Lake and loved it. What a great, amazing place to visit. Stunningly beautiful and a great time in the campground. I put a few shots on Flickr mingled with the Coastal Redwoods but the full gallery is here. James, Autumn, and I hiked down to the lake -- where James and I jumped in. It was cold.

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Visiting the Coastal Redwoods

Back when Michelle was all preggers in 2015, we took a light hiking and camping trip to the coastal redwoods in California and Oregon's stunning Crater Lake. What a trip! These are the highlights from California. Some on Flickr and the full gallery here.

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Pacific Northwest Roadtrip - 2014 Vacation

In an epic 5,000ish mile roadtrip from Minnesota to Oregon and up through Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, Michelle and I got to see great friends, incredible natural beauty, and listen to hours upon hours of podcasts. Heaven. All the photos are here and select photos are on Flickr.

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Visiting Zion National Park

After having a great hike over 3 days and two nights through the Grand Canyon, we visited Zion National Park with weary legs. A few photos in our Zion gallery.

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Visiting the Grand Canyo

Photos from our 2012 hike down into the Grand Canyon and back out. Full gallery here.

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Great Sand Dunes

In 2012, Michelle and I took an AWESOME road trip through the southwest, stopping first at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. We spent the night in a tent, with lows around 15-18 or so. Hard to tell at that temperature. Full gallery here.

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Hiking Isle Royale

Last year, Michelle and I squeezed a quick trip to Isle Royale National Park out of weekend - full gallery here. We took the ferry to the island, hiked to a camping pad by the lake, slept well, and hiked back to the dock the next morning. We got soaked on the first day - it was raining the whole morning on the ferry ride and our path was soaked. But it cleared up in the afternoon and the second day was beautiful.

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