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When Chris and I thought of Georgia we never thought of beaches. I believe I saw a post on Instagram about the wild horses that live on this island. After some research we decided to try out backcountry camping with the kids over Spring Break. We had most camping gear already but got a Jetboil set from REI for cooking and camping pads for the hard ground. Cumberland Island has several campgrounds:… Read More

We loved the giant sequoias at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite, but the giant redwoods with fern undergrowth, less crowds, and cool forest floor were more our speed. If you can see the giant sequoias, GO! But these coastal redwoods are worth a trip, too, and the banana slugs are worth seeing as well. jb

Day one in Yosemite National Park consisted of driving through the rock arch, driving through the valley, hiking Mirror Lake, and seeing Half Dome. Honestly, our family was not impressed with Yosemite. I know a lot of people love this place but to us it was way too crowded. At first, we had gotten a canvas tent at the Half Dome Village but then decided we really needed a place we could… Read More

Angel’s Window is a natural arch. You can see the Colorado River through the window which is 6 miles away and 5,000 feet below. You can see part of the window in the above picture. There are people on top of the arch so when Chris saw that he just had to figure out how to get up there. We drove down Cape Royal Road and visited several stops. One was Roosevelt… Read More

Cliff Springs Trail is a 1 mile hike. The park guide said it would take 1 hour approximately for the round-trip hike. It started off meandering down a forested ravine and supposedly ended where a chest-high boulder rests under a large overhang (see above). But when we arrived at this boulder the trail kept going behind where I am standing. Since we had not been hiking that long we continued on. We… Read More