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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are places we enjoy visiting over and over, and one of those places is the great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. It’s located near the towns of Gatlinburg , Pigeon Forge  (home of Dollywood), and the often overlooked Sevierville, Tn. We’ve enjoyed the Smoky Mountains from a 5th wheel trailer, staying in downtown Pigeon Forge. We’ve traipsed back to Cade’s Cove and stayed in our tent, and we’ve stayed in hotels nearby with and without our Harley. Continue reading →

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountains, in the beautiful state of Colorado have long been romanticized as the best and brightest example of the Rocky Mountains anywhere. When most people think of Colorado, or Denver, they most likely imagine vivid images of the pristine mountains with sunshine, snow, and blue skies. While Denver, Colorado , is indeed a nice place to live and visit, the image of the Rocky Mountains might be best served by a place that’s actually in the mountains. That place would, of course, be the Rocky Mountain National Park. Continue reading →

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

If you approach pretty much anyone in America – or even the world for that matter – and ask them to name the first American National Park that comes to mind the answer would probably be Yellowstone. There might be several reasons for this, but it’s probably because Yellowstone was the first national park in America, and probably the first national park in the world. Of course, the fact that most American baby boomers grew up watching Yogi Bear cartoons on TV helps too. Continue reading →

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Grand Canyon Geology

Grand Canyon Geology

It’s often said that the Grand Canyon is nearly two billion years old, but that’s not entirely true. At the base of the Grand canyon, the rocks that make up the lowest layers, the Vishnu Group, are estimated to be between 1.8 and 1.6 billion years old. While very old, the canyon itself is closer to only about 11 million years. Continue reading →

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

 

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon, located in northern Arizona near the town of Williams along Interstate 40 is an absolute must see destination for anyone traveling that way. Whether you have a week or two to spend, or just a few hours, your time will not be wasted if you just walk out to the rim and look. Continue reading →

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