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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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Great Campgrounds On The Way to Great Places

The TrailDirt crew just returned from a foray into Arizona, Nevada, and Northern California (again), and we have some information to share with our readers about campgrounds we stayed in that were “on the way” to some great places. What is meant by “on the way,” you ask? Well, it’s a spot where the day’s […]

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Backpacking for Beginners?

I found this story on CNN this morning about backpacking. I’m pretty sure the author has never been backpacking. I have some issues with the content and recommendations, which are very ambitious even for experienced backpackers. The five places listed for great backpacking are: Grand Canyon National Park Glacier National Park Yellowstone National Park Denali […]

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