Theodore Roosevelt National Park

From my base camp in Makoshika State Park (see here) I made a day-trip to Theodore Roosvelt National Park in Noth Dakota. I visited the South Unit, drove the scenic loop and walked a couple of really short hikes (because – one more time - I had to leave Eyra in the car). But I... Continue Reading →

Makoshika State Park, Montana

After spending so much time in Yellowstone and getting tired about dog logistics (see here) I really enjoyed staying in a State Park again and being able to bring Eyra to all the hikes (sorry about all the many dog pictures in this blog… ;-)). Makoshika State Park is a small Park in eastern Montana... Continue Reading →

Wildlife in Yellowstone

Driving the park roads in Yellowstone is like safari. You always have to be prepared to stop and pull over because there is some wildlife to see. And the bigger the traffic jam, the more spectacular the sighting… ;-). Alright, I took just so many pictures of the fascinating wildlife – here we go: Bison... Continue Reading →

Yellowstone

This special place was on my bucket list for a very long time – so I booked 9 nights at the campground just to be sure to catch a couple of beautiful sunny days. And it is always nice not to be in a hurry! It was good to have so many days, this park... Continue Reading →

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho is the only Park which is officially protected because of its weird and scenic landscape. The landscape is really weird with all the black Spatter Cones and the red-brown Cinder Cones. You can see, how the first lichen und moss and later bigger plants started... Continue Reading →

Smith Rock, Oregon

Oregon is not only the coast and endless pine forests. In Central Oregon you can find a high desert landscape and lots of agriculture. I ended up visiting Smith Rock State Park – a beautiful place in the high desert of Oregon. And I enjoyed hiking the Misery Ridge Loop with Eyra (4 miles, 700 ft... Continue Reading →

Portland OR – and RV maintenance

I didn’t prepare anything before visiting this city. I just went downtown, parked my car (which was surprisingly easy for such a big city – and with such a big truck), and started walking. The first thing I noticed, you can easily explore all of the city by foot (or at least the downtown part).... Continue Reading →

Tillamook – more Oregon Coast

What is Oregon all about for me so far: a beautiful coast with pine forests, sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and a rough wild cold noisy ocean (which sounds like a distant freeway sometimes). But it also is good cheese (and not only Tillamook), Pinot Noir and some of the most spectacular hikes I did ever... Continue Reading →

Bandon – The Oregon Coast

It is always something special to see the sea again – even if it has only been a couple of weeks since last time. And the coast of Oregon near Bandon was one of a kind – I havn’t seen this kind of landscape so far: pine forests on the sandy beach with lots of... Continue Reading →

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