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Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Alpine Lake Hike and Lehman Caves

We packed up the campsite early and headed up to the Visitor’s Center to buy tickets for a tour of Lehman Caves. Our next stop was the cafe next door, where we had egg and cheese sandwiches with coffee, and good conversation with an older gentleman from Utah. He was telling us at his grandkids’ […]

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Yosemite National Park's Tioga Road

Highway 6 – A Long, Deserted Drive

I was sad to leave Yosemite this morning. As we drove along the Tioga Road, I was continually amazed by the surrounding beauty of the mountains and trees. I have never been to a place quite as beautiful – it must be God’s country. Now I understand why Ansel Adams spent so much time here. […]

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The Nevada Highway

A restful stay with the Albertis!

We drove from Las Vegas to Sparks, NV on Wednesday. It was a long drive through a very hot, very rocky, very unpopulated desert, but well worth the ride. The Albertis are like my second set of in-laws. Boris and Terry served in Vietnam together, and the two families have been friends ever since. I […]

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Climbing up to the top of the desert view tower at the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas… all in one day!

We spent the morning exploring Desert View, hiking along the rim of the canyon and climbing the Desert View tower. The views were spectacular, though a bit of haze continued to hang in the air, obscuring the visibility. I can’t imagine why more people don’t camp up at Desert View – it is not nearly […]

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