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White Sands National Monument is one of those other-worldly places. Located in southern New Mexico this park is truly one of a kind. We visited three years ago on our initial trip from Virginia to Utah and the kids have been begging to go back. When we decided to stay west this winter they unanimously […]

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Las Cienegas has been on our visit list since the WanderingWatsons visited two years ago. Once we managed to pull ourselves away from the mountain biking haven at McDowell Mountain, we drove straight to this boondocking site southeast of Tucson, AZ. Loaded up with extra water, groceries, and not very many plans we were set […]

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Snow Canyon State Park is one of those hidden gems. Although it’s relatively close to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, this place is a worthy destination by itself. Plenty of rock scrambling, lava tubes, sand dunes, hiking, and gorgeous landscapes to keep anyone busy for days. We were here back in 2014 (although we had […]

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been on our radar for years. There are miles of BLM land and we’ve watched many travelers spend weeks camping out in the desert for free. For the last two years, there has even been a social gathering of nomads for New Year’s Eve although we’ve never been close enough […]

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