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Our travel route for the fall of 2015

With the winter cold weather moving in it’s time for us to start our way south for the winter. Below is the route that we’ll be traveling. We’re currently in Elephant Butte New Mexico pin # 6  on the map.

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One of our stops was Alamogordo New Mexico where we stayed for a week. With White Sands National Monument so close we made several visits to the monument, an amazing place the sand is as white as snow the visitor center even sells sleds to slide on the sand dunes.

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We’re currently at Elephant Butte RV Park where we’ll be staying until December 15th the main draw to stay here is just to the north is Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge this is where Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and many other migrating birds make their winter home.

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Day 209-221 November 7-19 Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

While driving from Zion to Valley of Fire we stopped at St George to restock and noticed one of the rear tires on the RV was deformed and a bit larger than the rest of the tires with the 4 rear tires due to be replaced we found a tire store that had 4 tires in stock and within the next hour and a half we had new tires installed and were ready to continue our drive to Valley of Fire. We arrived just before sunset except the campground was now full we ended up doubled back about 15 miles to a BLM (Burro of Land Management) area that is known as snow bird masa there were around 50 other RVers scattered around the masa.

The BLM turned out to be a great place and a great location close to Valley of Fire and the town Overton that had a gas station, hardware store and grocery store with a Redbox. With the Redbox so close we were able to catch up on a few movies with the sun setting so early. While we have been to Valley of Fire a couple of times before this was the first time seeing Bighorn Sheep if fact I saw them on several different hikes with the largest group being 18 with two rams.


Bighorn Sheep Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

 

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Day 185-190 October 14-19 Drive to Zion National Park Utah

Stopped in Salt Lake City to restock our fridge. Ended up spending two nights at Cabela’s due to a day of heavy winds before making our way to St George Utah. With it being the weekend we decided to spend a couple nights at the KOA in St George watch a couple RedBox movie and enjoy the weather.

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Day 167-170 September 27-30 Bozeman, MT

Day 167-170 September 27-30 Bozeman, MT
Back in Bozeman for  couple of days waiting out the wind and rain along with picking up a couple of items that we had shipped to the UPS store. Next were heading back to Yellowstone for a week then on to the Tetons working our way to the national parks in UT.

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Day 148-160 September 8-20 Travel to Yellowstone

Day 148-160 September 8-20 Travel to Yellowstone
We boarded the car ferry at Sidney and departed at 5:30pm for Washington, the great part about the ferry ride was this was the night of the full moon and we were able to watch it rise as we were traveling to Washington.

Now we’ll make our way to Yellowstone spending the first night in a casino parking lot not far from the ferry. After restocking and doing laundry we stopped for the night at Diablo Lake,  Cabelas on the Washington Idaho border, Missoula MT, and Butte MT before stopping at the Missouri Headwaters for 3 nights waiting for a couple of packages to be delivered at UPS and FedX for us to pick up. 


Diablo Lake Sunrise


Sunrise through the fog at Missouri River Headwaters


Fog at Missouri River Headwaters


Ousel Falls – Big Sky, MT


Hyalite Canyon Creek – Bozeman MT


Hyalite Canyon Trail – Bozeman MT


Foggy morning at Baker’s Hole Campground just out of West Yellowstone MT

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Day 126-127 August 17-18 Victoria, Canada

Day 126-127 August 17-18 Victoria

Extra short stay at Victoria but we did make it down to the Fisherman’s Wharf for a Halibut sandwich for dinner. 

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Day 107-108 July 29-30 Seattle, Washington

Day 107-108  July 29-30 Seattle Washington
Back to Seattle to meet Julie at the airport, restock the fridge headed out of town toward Olympic National Park sopped a t a Cabela’s to spend the night and do a little shopping in the store in the morning.  Cabela’s is very accommodating with a large area for RVs to park along with dump station, fresh water and a place for trash. After spending 4 hours in Cabela’s we headed to Olympic National Park. 

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Day 71-74 June 22-26 Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake has the most beautiful dark blue water we’ve ever seen, with our stay at Crater Lake early in the season there was a lot of snow throughout the park the road the circles the lake was partially closed not because of snow but there was some debris on the road from the winter months unfortunately the road did not fully reopen although we were able to travel a portion of the road from the south side and north side  but not the furthest most east side of the lake. The temperature was chilly in the mornings but warmed to a comfortable temperature by lunch time.

Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

The Lake doesn’t have any rivers leaving the lake but there are many springs that drain the lake through out the summer below is one of those springs it’s amazing how much water is flowing from the spring and everything is so green with lots of moss growing on everything.

Annie Springs at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Annie Springs at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

During our stay we were able to see one great sunrise from the west rim with a great view of the lake and reflection of the sky on the water

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

 

While our photographing one morning I ran across a Yellow-bellied Marmot that was a little shy he only stayed around a couple of minutes before hiding with in the rocks

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Our Last day at the park a portion of the road that was closed open letting us drive to the trail head to see the Phantom Ship although it started to rain halfway to the over look luckily we planned ahead and grabbed our rain jackets

Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Hiking to view the Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Hiking to view the Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Click on the image below to see a gallery of photographs take at Creater Lake

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Our stay at Crater Lake was short due to 4 days of rain in the forecast at the end of our planned stay so we decided to move on to Mt Hood in Oregon

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Crater Lake Time Lapse Photography

 

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Day 53-63 June 6-16 Lassen Volcanic National Park, Clalifornia

The Campground was very busy at Lassen the weather in the valley was in the mid to high 90s and Lassen was in the 60s and 70s

Lassen Camp Ground, California

Lassen Camp Ground, California

Here are some of my favorite photographs and locations along with a couple of time lapse sequences from Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park California

Lassen Volcanic National Park California

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Day 47-53 May 31-June 6 Lake Tahoe, California

We camped at Sugar Pine State Park on the west side of Lake Tahoe in California

Sugar Pine Camp ground Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine Camp ground Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald bay had a fantastic view

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe, California

But my favorite spot was Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls just down the road from Emerald Bay

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Cascade Falls near Lake Tahoe, California

Here’s a couple from the shoreline on Lake Tahoe from Sugar Pine State Park

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

Sugar Pine State Park Lake Tahoe, California

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Map — Where are the Cadys now


We're staying on Lake Vermilion through June 6th then heading to Ham Lake MN to visit with family and friends along with any doctor visits that are needed.

Updated 5-21-2016

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