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This group is for anyone who enjoys our national parks and wants to share their experiences with others. 

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  • Bob and Beverly
    Bob and Beverly:
    We are planning a winter trip SW from Dallas to Pallo Duro Canyon to the Grand Canyon and back through Big Bend, Sam Houston and then back to Dallas. We were considering extending the trip from the Grand Canyon on to Death Valley but are concerned about ...  more
    • October 15
    • · via iPhone
    • Bob and Beverly
      Chuck & Liz / N7CHS We haven't taken that route, but when we have traveled in the winter, we've kept a flexible schedule and a close eye on weather and road reports.  Last winter, twice when we found out snow was predicted for a mountain pass we planned to cross, we lef...  more
    • Bob and Beverly
      Carol and David We are in the beginning of our adventure, still selling and getting rid of things and by Nov. we will be in a campground until next summer, then God willing and the creek don't rise we are OUT OF HERE!
      Bob And Beverly we wish you a Happy and Safe Journey!
      • 2 hours ago
  • Mongo&Candy
    Mongo&Candy :
    On our way back to Florida from California, we stopped at the Grand Canyon. What an amazing site!!
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    • October 15
    • · via iPhone
    • Deborah Thompson and 12 others like this.
    • Mongo&Candy
      Camping through My Eyes Beautiful pictures. 
    • Mongo&Candy
      MrDon Some great pics.  We be there at the end of next summer and so looking forward to next summer.
    • Mongo&Candy
      Bill Zeller Wow is right, I enjoyed them all. Hard to capture the Grand but you did an incredible job of it!?
  • Bill Tozzo
    Bill Tozzo :
    Ok! I joined this group a few months ago in hopes of being able to go cross country with my family in our RV and the day has come! We are leaving on June 24th, 2018 and have until July 31st, 2018. So excited. I'm going to read through some posts and I'll ...  more
    • October 15
    • kkmaehrer and 8 others like this.
    • Bill Tozzo
      Deborah Thompson Hey there! Welcome to RVillage. We love answering questions. :-) Hide 1 Reply
      • Bill Tozzo
        Bill Tozzo Thanks so much! We're working on our map now! 
        https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YAOnLgUKgJzFTrMyooZJuaZYjjs&usp=sharing
    • Bill Tozzo
      Curtis Welcome Bill. Glad you are here. Join some groups that make sense for you. :-)
    • Bill Tozzo
      c&dyaker Bill where are you leaving from? We did that in 2002 and have essentially been full time since. Check out my web log it’s a history of our travels without advertisements. Http://www.debbyandcharlie.com
      • 7 hours ago
  • Sheri and Tom
    Sheri and Tom :
    Can anyone share info on routes in and out of Death Valley from Vegas? We are driving a 40 ft w/tow via rt 40 from Phoenix and curious about routes 160 vs 95 and the best route into California in order to get to Furnace Creek campground.
    • October 15
    • Rita and Bob likes this.
    • Sheri and Tom
      Steve & Diane Ditto.
      • October 15
    • Sheri and Tom
      c&dyaker You can go through Pahrump or take 15 to ca 127not sure which is best. RVillage has a routing program but I never used it. I use Good Sam which is provided by Rand McNally and takes RV dimensions and restrictions into. Account. Rand McNally also. Has thei...  more
  • Matthew Cowen
    Matthew Cowen:
    Hello! We just left Yosemite and will be heading towards Death Valley from the Visalia area soon. Any tips for doing Death Valley by RV (we have a 23ft rig, prefer free camping and have two young children nearly 2 & 4)? Thanks! :-)
    • October 14
    • · via iPhone
    • The Swifts and 7 others like this.
    • Matthew Cowen
      GaryG You might like a stop at the "Alabama Hills" area; Just to the west of Lone Pine by using Whitney Portal Rd (right in the middle of Lone Pine) before heading to Death Valley.  MANY places to boondock, all free; kids can have fun exploring (with super...  more
    • Matthew Cowen
      c&dyaker If you go to lone pine don’t under any circum go down 190to Death Valley it’s steep and winedy and not for trailers. Hide 2 Replies
      • Matthew Cowen
        GaryG Well, there is only one road into DV from the western side.  Have traveled it many times with my truck and trailer without problems.  It IS a steep downgrade and needs caution but the road is not a problem.
      • Matthew Cowen
        c&dyaker Don’t agree map said not advisable but I didn’t see that until bottom I don’t use my breaks often but they were smokin when. I went down with a 30 ft fifth wheel several years ago personally I would think twice before I took kids that way it’s longer but ...  more
    • Matthew Cowen
      Hank & Shirleen I do remember it was steep, but it's been awhile and I had an engine brake! 
  • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
    Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording :
    Just left Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. It is as powerful as the Grand Canyon while being entirely different. Walls sheer 2700' drop into a river that looks like a thin green ribbon in most places. We stayed three nights and expl...  more
    • October 14
    • Bill Zeller and 3 others like this.
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      Bill Zeller I haven't been there in 40 years but loved it and the whole surrounding area, guess I need to go back.
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      Donna and Roy I have lived in Colorado most of my life. I have been to Gunnison but never the National peak there. 
      • October 14
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      • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
        SouthParkSteve You really have to go--it's my favorite in Colorado.  Especially the North Rim.....less developed!
      • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
        Donna and Roy It is on our list now.  :)
        • October 14
    • Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording
      Jimmy and Becky We were there this summer. We did I the rim and then road down along the river. It was amazing! Ridgeway State Park was a great place to stay, hookups available. 
      • 9 hours ago
  • Land and Sea Nomads
    Land and Sea Nomads:
    Keep track of your parks, sold by the park system online.
    • October 14
    • · via mobile
    • Donna and Roy and 7 others like this.
    • Land and Sea Nomads
      Liz Wharton & Barbara Jording Hey Y'all. Years ago we bought the little book "Passport to your National Parks." Ours has 104 pages and fits in my jeans back pocket. As we travel (our 4th retirement), it's really fun to see where and when we went to this or that Park or Monument. The f...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Land and Sea Nomads
        Tom&Laura Yes, we also have the passport book.
        • October 14
    • Land and Sea Nomads
      Hank & Shirleen I want one, I want one! We filled our little book and DW bought the large one with expandable pages. 
      • October 14
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      • Land and Sea Nomads
        Land and Sea Nomads Shirt available online google search 100 anniversary Mark Your Park
        • October 15
    • Land and Sea Nomads
      Deb Mc Where do we get them?
      • October 14
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    • Land and Sea Nomads
      SouthParkSteve I have the app on my phone.  It lets me keep track, enter dates, notes, etc., and I can even upload some of my photos to keep with my notes.
      • October 15
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      • Land and Sea Nomads
        Deb Mc What app is it please?
        • October 15
      • Land and Sea Nomads
        SouthParkSteve For Android it is in Google Play as "Passport:. Your National Parks", by a company called Eastern National. Not sure if the same one is available for iPhone, though....
        • October 15
      • Land and Sea Nomads
        Hank & Shirleen I have it on my iPhone Steve, but I didn't  find it up to date so I haven't checked it out in some time. iPhone, it is Passport app. I will have to check it out again Thanks. 
    • Land and Sea Nomads
      Land and Sea Nomads We have the book as well, the shirt just let's you show off a bit!
  • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
    Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) :
    Yosemite! We've been there before but got to see a different part of the park this trip. There was some smoke from fires in the area, but they are under control and are being carefully watched. Not enough to cancel a trip, in my opinion.
    We are staying i...  more
    • October 14
    • Donna and Roy and 5 others like this.
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) Headed there next week. Thanks!
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      JerseyGirl Beautiful pictures. I have so much to look forward to, but I have to wait a bit longer. Keep sharing and stay safe.
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Carolyn Bishop didn't know about a new entrance, have to research that one
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Bill & Cynthia We were just there too, for 4 nights I have the same pictures. This one is the view from our MH
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      RVers6062 Awesome Pictures.  We are headed to Yosemite Lakes Thousand Trails on Oct 19th.  We were wondering about smoke but sounds like we will be ok to go.  Thanks for sharing.
  • c&dyaker
    c&dyaker :
    No horses in CG when we arrived in Assateague Island National Seashore despite the drizzle and dreary day went for a walk and didn’t see any wildlife till we got back to the CG
    • October 11
    • · via iPad
    • Becca Ray and 3 others like this.
    • c&dyaker
      Becca Ray Wow!
    • c&dyaker
      Donna and Roy Very cool. 
      • October 12
    • c&dyaker
      Smalling Family That's amazing! Where is this?
      • October 12
    • c&dyaker
      c&dyaker Assateague Island National Seashore Campground - got to watch where you park horses rule
    • c&dyaker
      Travelinlady Horses love paint they like to take their teeth and scratch the paint. I had horses and I've seen them do it.
  • Catbirdmasters
    Catbirdmasters:
    Does anyone have an update on the forest fires in Glacier NP?
    • October 10
    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • Catbirdmasters
      David & Leslie https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
    • Catbirdmasters
      Lisa Braden Have not heard of fires. However, the smoke very heavy.
      • October 12