'Share the Experience' looking for Autumn images of public lands

‘Share the Experience’ looking for Autumn images of public lands

Are you an amateur photographer who has an amazing image of your experience on the magnificent public lands of America? Here is your chance to share it with America... and maybe just win a little money in the process. Review your collections of photographs and submit your autumn color images with the "Share the Experience" photo contest sponsored by  the National Park Foundation for a chance to win cash and prizes. The folks at NPF "are looking for the o
Celebrate Labor Day RV camping

Celebrate Labor Day RV camping

Unless you were fortunate enough to be a trust-fund baby, you've had to work for a living and Labor Day is your day. Reflect on a job well done and relish the final moments of summer with your family by RVing at your favorite campground this upcoming weekend. Happy Labor Day.
Cannon Beach - drive by

Cannon Beach – drive by

Cannon Beach, one of the most photographed beaches on the Oregon Coast ... and this is the only shot I get of it. Zoom, there goes Cannon Beach. Somehow we missed any viewpoints of Cannon Beach from the Oregon Coast Highway. I was just plain lucky to get this drive-by shot between breaks in the on-coming traffic traveling north at 55 mph. Photo: Cannon Beach, Oregon (Julianne G. Crane)
Oregon Coast - Nehalem Bay State Park

Oregon Coast – Nehalem Bay State Park

We arrived at Nehalem Bay State Park on a Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. with no reservations, thinking surely with more than 300 campsites there would be walk-up sites available. That was until we saw the "Campground Full" sign along Hwy 101. "We're turning in anyway," said Jimmy. As we rolled up to the check-in booth there were three parties in front of us. Two couples tent camping and one solo woman traveling in her own version of a VW van. They all got spo
Lunch with an expansive view of the Oregon Coast ... Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint

Lunch with an expansive view of the Oregon Coast … Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint

Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint thrusts out into the Pacific Ocean between Newport to the south and Depoe Bay to the north along the Oregon Coast Highway. It is a beautiful place to pull off  to take a few snapshots, stretch your legs or fix a bite to eat. But, first the downsides for folks traveling in an RV: - Difficult entry crossing oncoming heavy traffic to access road if traveling north on Highway 101. - Only toilet facility available the day we w
'Share the Experience' looking for Autumn images of public lands
Are you an amateur photographer who has an amazing image of your experience on the magnificent public lands of America? Here is your chance to share it with America... and maybe just win a little money in the process. Review your collections of photographs and su
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Celebrate Labor Day RV camping
Unless you were fortunate enough to be a trust-fund baby, you've had to work for a living and Labor Day is your day. Reflect on a job well done and relish the final moments of summer with your family by RVing at your favorite campground this upcoming weekend. Happy Labo
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Cannon Beach - drive by
Cannon Beach, one of the most photographed beaches on the Oregon Coast ... and this is the only shot I get of it. Zoom, there goes Cannon Beach. Somehow we missed any viewpoints of Cannon Beach from the Oregon Coast Highway. I was just plain lucky to get this dri
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Oregon Coast - Nehalem Bay State Park
We arrived at Nehalem Bay State Park on a Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. with no reservations, thinking surely with more than 300 campsites there would be walk-up sites available. That was until we saw the "Campground Full" sign along Hwy 101. "We're turning in anywa
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Lunch with an expansive view of the Oregon Coast ... Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint
Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint thrusts out into the Pacific Ocean between Newport to the south and Depoe Bay to the north along the Oregon Coast Highway. It is a beautiful place to pull off  to take a few snapshots, stretch your legs or fix a bite to eat. Bu
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Styling RV kayak and bicycle rakes
RV Kayak Racks are the first vertical racks for your kayak and bicycle toys. "Easy and fast assembly right out of the box will have you on your way in minutes! We make models that will hold any type of river, ocean or touring kayaks as well as any size bicycle," acco
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An incredible campground in southcentral Oregon: Collier Memorial State Park
For a delightful surprise, pull into the Collier Memorial State Park on Hwy. 97 between Crater Lake and Klamath Falls, Oregon. This 525-acre park sits at 4,200' elevation. Take time to walk along the aspen-lined Williamson River Trail that runs between the campgroun
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FMCA RV gathering kicks off today in Redmond, Oregon
Family Motor Coach Association's 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase runs today through Aug. 16, 2014, in the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon, in the shadow of the Three Sisters Mountains. "Approximately 2,000 motorhomes and some
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Ran into an RVer friend from Ohio working the fire information center in Joseph, Oregon
We arrived in smokey Joseph, Oregon, mid-afternoon on Saturday, just in time for the local farmers market. While Jimmy was shopping for fresh produce, I noticed a woman posting fire information notices on a bulletin board outside the Visitor Information Office. Talk
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Wildfires continue to scorch Northwest wild lands
Wildfires are burning across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The most recent of concern to us is the Big Cougar Fire burning on the Idaho side of the Snake River in extremely dry and rugged timber and grass lands. As of Friday, Aug. 8, afternoon, more than 55,000-acre
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