Monthly Archives: July 2014

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

I hadn’t even known this National Park existed until a day or so ago when we were looking at the route we’ll take south. It’s a small-ish area, with lots of recent and ancient history. It features a long upthrust, … Continue reading

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Arches and Canyonland National Parks Utah


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Denver, Colorado

The mile-high city. 5280 feet above sea level. In the state that has 58 mountain peaks above 14,ooo feet., more than any other state. After camping for 5 nights, we decided to spend a few days here, to do interesting … Continue reading

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Ogallala, Nebraska

Greg and I share a minor obsession with Lonesome Dove and Larry McMurtry. For my 50th birthday in 2011, we did a road trip across the US and visited Archer City, Mr McMurtry’s home town and the location of his used … Continue reading

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Minuteman Missile Command Centre

We visited the Minuteman command and control centre in South Dakota. This is now a national monument, but was built by the US Government in the early 1960s, as part of its response to the Cuban missle crisis. The control … Continue reading

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Sage Creek, Badlands, South Dakota

We hadn’t known about Badlands National Park until we chatted with a family from South Carolina when we were all camping at Exit Glacier, Alaska. They encouraged us to spend some time there, and as Badlands is just a bit further … Continue reading

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The Black Hills, South Dakota

We have spent the last few days camping in State Forest and National Park campgrounds. All are very well-resourced (by Australian camping standards), and it seems to be a standard thing at this time of the year that the state … Continue reading

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A Close Encounter

For those of you old enough to remember “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by Steven Speilberg (1977) you may remember that the aliens were going to arrive at a prominent landmark, Devils Tower in Wyoming. This is what we went … Continue reading

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Sundance, Wyoming

…. ‘where the kid came from!’ I didn’t think we had much to say about yesterday – we just spent it driving further east through Wyoming. Quite varied landscape – a high mountain pass that reminded me of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ … Continue reading

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

We spent the best part of 2 days driving south-east from Glacier National Park to the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Our rental car needed an oil change, according to the car’s dashboard, and unlike other rental companies who … Continue reading

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