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Adventures Of The Boondocking Photographer: Elkhorn Ghost Town

Elkhorn Ghost Town The focus of this boondocking adventure is Elkhorn Ghost Town in Montana. Elkhorn is a 19th century mining town with plenty of old buildings in various states of disrepair. The scenery around Elkhorn is breathtaking and offers hiking, fishing, hot springs, and camping opportunities. To get to Elkhorn exit I-15 at the Boulder exit between Helena and Butte, Montana. Drive through Boulder and head east on Highway 69. Turn north or left on White Bridge Road. Turn right or east on Lower Valley Road. Turn left or north on Elkhorn Road. There are plenty of signs to Elkhorn and you can use Google maps to find it. Travel Tips The drive up to Elkhorn is fantastic through a mountain valley in the ...

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Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument – The Place of Adventure and Beauty Shrouded with cliffs, spires, canyons, and walls, the aesthetics of Cedar Breaks National Monument are a paradox of nature. This is where ruggedness takes the form of beauty. Located in the state of Utah, close to Cedar City, Cedar Breaks is regarded as the country’s natural amphitheater, which stretches over three miles and is more than 2,000 feet deep. With an elevation that reaches a height of 10,450 feet at the Markagunt Plateau, the majestic Cedar Breaks is hardly remembered for the Cedar trees because there are no Cedar trees here. Those who discovered the Cedar Breaks mistook Junipers to be Cedars. Established in 1933, the Cedar Breaks National Monument has been formed over ...

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RAMBLINGS OF A TRAVELER: #2 RUSSIA – Fast Train to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg and Leningrad are the same Russian City. Before communism took the reins in 1922, the city was named St. Petersburg. During communism times, the city was renamed Leningrad after the most “loved” communist leader Vladimir Lenin. Since the fall of Communism in 1991, St. Petersburg has returned. O.K. Whatever! Oh what a beautiful city, but let’s first ramble on a bit about how I got to town. St. Petersburg is 13 hours by slow train from Moscow. Railroad between Moscow and Peter was first opened in 1851 and is 405 miles long. Train travel today takes between 3 ½ to 9 hrs, depending what type of train you go on. I didn’t have a ton of time, so I took the fast train pictured ...

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Adventures of the Boondocking Photographer: Mule Canyon and Kokopelli Trail

I recently became an empty nester and was looking for a change in my life that would maximize my time left on this great planet. So I sold my house, bought a Ford F-350, an Arctic Fox 990 truck camper, and hit the road. This is the story of my adventures with travel, photography, and RV tips designed around living the boondocker lifestyle. Kokopelli Trail and Mule Canyon, Utah The key points of interest for this boondocking adventure are Kokopelli Trail and Mule Canyon both located in Utah. These destinations offer lots of great views, Anasazi ruins, and plenty of places to camp off the grid. Kokopelli Trail Kokopelli Trail is located just north and a bit east of Moab and Arches National Park. To ...

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Ramblings Of A Traveler In Cuba: #1 Getting There

Ramblings Of A Traveler in Cuba #1 GETTING THERE I really really really wanted to go to Cuba for so many reasons I knew of before going, and most reasons I learned after I was there. I couldn’t wait to go to Cuba. I dreamt about it, and read about it. It’s a country that, right now, is unspoiled and virtually untouched by USA tourism. The very thought of going to Cuba made me feel giddy all over – call it a traveler’s sickness. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and only 90 miles from Florida. We all know that, I think. However, Cuba is a BIG MYSTERY to most USA travelers because we, meaning you and me without family in Cuba, are ...

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