Tag - 2020 IdaCal Trip

Eastern UT: Goblins and Towers and Slots, OH MY!

Eastern Utah served up three of our most memorable, enjoyable and just downright FUN hikes in seven years of RV’ing and hundreds of trails!  Here, I’ve asked ALL the important questions! LITTLE WILD HORSE CANYON AllTrails Link Best for:  Skinny People Not for: Claustrophobics Could my momma make it?As long as she’s not been hitting the bons...

Palisade, CO: Colorado National Monument

 Well, “hay” there, minions!  We’re coming at ya from Palisade, in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado. Palisade is part of the Palisade/Grand Junction/Fruita trifecta of quintessential Colorado cities, with wide open views, outdoor recreation galore, and more wineries that you can shake a grape at:  more than a quarter of the...

Stanley & Salmon, ID: Hot Springs Mania!

Well helllllooooo, Stanley, Idaho!  We love your low valleys, soaring peaks, lush farmland, outdoorsy people and totally kick-back attitudes! Stanley and Salmon are two of our favorite small towns in central Idaho … really small!  Current CDC guidelines probably let more people than their entire populations into your favorite restaurant...

Historic Idaho City, ID: Whiskey Was Cheaper Than Water

Welcome to historic Idaho City, which had the largest population in the entire Northwest during the height of the rip-roaring gold rush days, from 1862-1866!    The “worst of the worst” were here – desperate outlaws and colorful characters, all desperately needing a bath and stinking to high heaven.   During the gold rush, when...

Baker, NV: Great Basin National Park

It’s the Grate Basin!  OK, not that Grate Basin.  Of course this is not the National Park Service approved sign, nor the proper spelling. Let’s try this one instead!  That looks better. We’re headed out for 2 months in Idaho and California, including 5 new (to us) National Parks.  On the way north, a quick overnight “camping”...