The Civil War and Eastport, ME

Civil War battle ships, the Atlantic Ocean, and clam chowder = hella East Coast.

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Watching The Sun Rise On Cadillac Mountain

Out of all the places to watch the sunrise, what is the big deal about Cadillac Mountain? . . . It’s the first place to see the sunrise in the whole United States! Cadillac Mountain (in Acadia National Park in Maine) is able to boast this title due to not only being located in the…

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How To Spend A Weekend in Kings Canyon National Park

So by now you have already seen all my posts about Kings Canyon, breaking down each part into pieces and offering up specific details. And if you haven’t, you should, cause they’re awesome ;-). You know which trails to do and where to camp, but how do you put it all together? Of course there…

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Visiting the Easternmost Point of the United States

Welcome to the town of Lubec, Maine, nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, and home to the easternmost point in the Unites States! Lubec is indeed so far north and east that it is practically in Canada. You can see Canada across the bay, and the whole time we were there our…

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Kings Canyon National Park: Tips and Packing List

“In the vast Sierra wilderness, far to the southward of the famous Yosemite Valley, there is yet a grander valley of the same kind. It is situated on the south fork of the Kings River, above the most extensive groves and forests of the giant sequoia, and beneath the shadows of the highest mountains in…

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Great Basin: Hiking Around Wheeler Peak

Obviously Wheeler Peak is awesome, but what else is there to do in the area if you’re not up for mountain climbing?

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Afternoon Tea at Jordan Pond House

If all your exploring in Acadia has left you hungry, stop in for some popovers at Jordan Pond House! Nestled right next to the lake, Jordan Pond House is an idyllic spot to warm up (or cool down) after adventuring around the park, or perhaps grab a romantic dinner. It has been serving its famous…

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Hiking Acadia’s Precipice Trail

For all my fellow adventurous souls out there, this one is for you. If you’re like me and seek out the most brag-worthy trails in all of the national parks, look no further. In Acadia National Park, it’s the Precipice Trail. In fact, this hike is actually classified as a non-technical climb. Why? Because you…

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Where to Camp in Kings Canyon National Park (Sort of)

I don’t know how it works in national parks (or state parks for that matter) in other states, but here in California, good luck getting a campsite on a holiday weekend. You have to be waiting on your computer the very first day reservations become available for your desired dates, and then attempt to reserve…

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Kings Canyon: Hiking in Cedar Grove

In case this is my first Kings Canyon post you’re reading, I should start by saying that Kings Canyon is divided into two halves, Cedar Grove and Grant Grove, with a long scenic drive through Sequoia National Forest connecting them. Cedar Grove is the much bigger half, but it’s also less developed and less accessible.…

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