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No Reservation Campgrounds

If you are car camping across the Southwest, here are some recommendations and recollections of great forest service campgrounds where we have stayed. You can usually drive right in and find a spot, and be surrounded by the beauty of the area. California: During a recent road trip to California, we were pleasantly surprised by […]

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whitesandsftr

My Top Five Hiking Mistakes

I remember when I first began to hike–for fun and for work. I loved the scenery, being outdoors, the sun, nature, the adventure of it all. But I learned along the trail that some things can go wrong that don’t seem like a problem when you start out, but can turn into a disaster as […]

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New Mexico Camping: Campgrounds Near Cloudcroft

Southeastern New Mexico camping opportunities abound with the great campgrounds on Lincoln National Forest close to Cloudcroft. If you are headed to White Sands National Monument, or Carlsbad Caverns National Park (neither have campgrounds), why not camp in the mountains close by? From the Tularosa Basin all the way up to Cloudcroft, there are thousands of feet in […]

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Must-Haves for a Great Car Camping Trip

Car camping holds a warm place in the hearts of many outdoor-loving folks, and these days, with the proliferation of incredibly useful and fairly affordable gadgets and products to make camping more comfortable, it’s even more fun. Driving to a camp spot, unpacking your stuff, and taking a few hikes close to your camp is a great way to enjoy […]

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