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9 STATES
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CALIFORNIA

[CA] The Golden State

State Capital is Sacramento.
Admitted to the Union on
September 9, 1850 as the 31st state.
VisitedLocation
Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park (2022) -

Jumbo Rocks
Campground

$10.00 - 12/2022


Kings Canyon National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Redwood National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Sequoia National Park
Yosemite National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Point Reyes National Seashore
Cabrillo National Monument
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Mojave Trails National Monument (2022)
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Cรฉsar E. Chรกvez National Monument
Castle Mountains National Monument
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Fort Ord National Monument
California Coastal National Monument
Devils Postpile National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Mojave National Preserve (2022) -
Route 1 - Big Sur Coast Highway [All American Road] - (72 miles-end to end)
Route 1 - San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway [All American Road] - (57 miles-end to end)
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (500 miles-end to end)
Attend the 41st Annual Airstream RPR (Rose Parade Rally) in Pasadena, CA. (2023)
Old Town Trolley Tour in San Diego
- MUST TASTE - Avacado Toast
MUST TASTE - Date Shake
MUST TASTE - Mission Style Burritos
Border Crossings - ❌CA2OR - ✅CA2NV - ✅CA2AZ
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
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O VERNIGHT in a State Park -


Anza-Borrego Desert
State Park


Borrego Palm Canyon CG
$33 - 01/2023




RESERVATIONS

V ISIT the 21 Nat'l Forests -

Angeles
National Forest

Butte Valley
National Grassland

Eldorado
National Forest

Inyo
National Forest

Klamath
National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin
National Forest

Lassen
National Forest

Los Padres
National Forest

Mendocino
National Forest

Modoc
National Forest

Plumas
National Forest

Sequoia
National Forest

Shasta
National Forest

Sierra
National Forest

Six Rivers
National Forest

Stanislaus
National Forest

Tahoe
National Forest

Toiyabe
National Forest

Trinity
National Forest

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E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
⌛️
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at an Army Corps of Engineers Park
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site -

American Girl Mine Road
Dispersed Camping


01/2023



COLORADO

[CO] The Centennial State

State Capital is Denver.
Admitted to the Union on
August 1, 1876 as the 38th state.
VisitedLocation
Mesa Verde National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Chimney Rock National Monument
Yucca House National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Browns Canyon National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Colorado National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
San Juan Skyway [All American Road] - (233 miles-end to end)
Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road [All American Road] - (48 miles-end to end)
Ride upon the Pike's Peak Cog Railway
CAVE TOUR - Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
CAVE TOUR - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
- MUST TASTE - Lamb Chops
MUST TASTE - Denver Omlette
Border Crossings - ❌CO2WY-❌CO2NE-✅CO2KS-✅CO2OK-❌CO2NM-❌CO2AZ-❌CO2UT
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination
L OCATE a geocache
O VERNIGHT in a State Park
V ISIT 14 National Forests -

Grand Mesa
National Forest

Gunnison
National Forest

Manti-LaSal
National Forest

Pawnee
National Grassland

Pike
National Forest

Rio Grande
National Forest

Roosevelt
National Forest

Routt
National Forest

San Isabel
National Forest

San Juan
National Forest

Uncompahgre
National Forest

White River
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site


IDAHO

[ID] The Gem State

State Capital is Boise.
Admitted to the Union on
July 3, 1890 as the 43rd state.
VisitedLocation
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (2022)
Craters of the Moon National Monument (2022) -

Lava Flow
Campground

$4.00 - 10/2022


Drive the International Selkirk Loop [All American Road] - (280 miles-end to end)
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (202 miles-end to end)
Visit Shoshone Falls
- MUST TASTE - Jim Spud Baked Potato
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MUST TASTE - A Potato while visiting the Potato Museum in Blackfoot.
Border Crossings - ❌ID2MT - ❌ID2WY - ✅ID2UT - ❌ID2NV - ✅ID2OR - ✅ID2WA
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination -
L OCATE a geocache - GC648G6
O VERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -


BEST IN STATE AWARD


Bruneau Dunes
State Park


Eagle Cove CG - Loop B
$29 + $3 NRS + $7 MVEP = $36
10/2022

V ISIT the 14 National Forests -

Boise
National Forest

Cache
National Forest

Caribou
National Forest

Challis
National Forest

Clearwater
National Forest

Coeur d'Alene
National Forest

Curlew
National Grassland

Kaniksu
National Forest

Nez Perce
National Forest

Payette
National Forest

Salmon
National Forest

Sawtooth
National Forest

St. Joe
National Forest

Targhee
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at an Army Corps of Engineers Park -

Dworshak Reservoir


Dent Acres
Campground

$10.00 - 10/2022


! CAMP in a Bureau of Land Management site -

(NRS) = $3 - $64 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2022


MONTANA

[MT] Big Sky Country

State Capital is Helena.
Admitted to the Union on
November 8, 1889 as the 41st state.
VisitedLocation
Glacier National Park
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Drive across the Beartooth Highway [All American Road] - (69 miles-end to end)
Travel upon the Going to the Sun Road
CAVE TOUR - Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
- MUST TASTE - Wilcoxson’s Huckleberry Ice Cream
MUST TASTE - Huckleberry Pie
MUST TASTE - Buffalo Burger
Border Crossings - ❌MT2ND - ❌MT2SD - ❌MT2WY - ❌MT2ID
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination
L OCATE a geocache
O VERNIGHT in a State Park
V ISIT the 10 National Forests -

Beaverhead
National Forest

Bitterroot
National Forest

Custer
National Forest

Deerlodge
National Forest

Flathead
National Forest

Gallatin
National Forest

Helena
National Forest

Kootenai
National Forest

Lewis & Clark
National Forest

Lolo
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at an Army Corps of Engineers Park
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site


NEVADA

[NV] The Silver State

State Capital is Carson City.
Admitted to the Union on
October 31, 1864 as the 36th state.
VisitedLocation
Great Basin National Park (2022)
Gold Butte National Monument
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
Basin and Range National Monument
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (2022) -

Boulder Beach
Campground

$10.00 - 11/2022


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (2022)
Travel across "The Loneliest Road in America" - US50
Travel the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip [All American Road] - (4.5 miles)
- $8 - Ride the Las Vegas Deuce on the Strip (double decker bus) [24 hour service]
- $20 - 24 hour parking at the Fremont Experience Parking Garage (8'0" clearance)
- $30 - Enjoy dinner at Main Street Station's "All-You-Can-Eat" Garden Court Buffet
Tour the inside of the Hoover Dam
Border Crossings - ❌NV2ID - ✅NV2UT - ✅NV2AZ - ✅NV2CA - ❌NV2OR
CAVE TOUR - Lehman Caves - Grand Palace Tour
- MUST TASTE - Steak & Eggs
MUST TASTE - Ironport Soda
MUST TASTE - Shrimp Cocktail
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination -
L OCATE a geocache - GC1GGPJ


THE TOP 4 STATE PARKS
IN NEVADA
HAVE BEEN VISITED

O VERNIGHT in a State Park -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Cathedral Gorge
State Park

$40.00 - 10/2022



MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Valley of Fire
State Park


Atlatl Rock Campground
$50.00 - 11/2022


V ISIT the 4 National Forests -

Eldorado
National Forest

Humboldt
National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin
National Forest

Toiyabe
National Forest

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E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP in a Bureau of Land Management site -


OREGON

[OR] The Beaver State

State Capital is Salem.
Admitted to the Union on
February 14, 1859 as the 33th state.
VisitedLocation
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Caves National Monument
Newberry National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Cascade–Siskiyou National Monument
Drive across the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (218 miles-end to end)
Drive the Historic Columbia River Highway [All American Road] - (70 miles-end to end)
Drive across the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (363 miles-end to end)
Drive the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (500 miles-end to end)
- MUST TASTE - Marionberry Pie
MUST TASTE - Hazelnuts
Border Crossings - ❌OR2WA - ✅OR2ID - ❌OR2NV - ❌OR2CA
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination
L OCATE a geocache - GC1E1M8
O VERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -


Farewell Bend
State Rec Area


Brownlee Loop
$26 + $7 NRS = $33 - 10/2022

V ISIT the 15 National Forests -

Columbia River Gorge
National Scenic Area

Crooked River
National Grassland

Deschutes
National Forest

Fremont
National Forest

Malheur
National Forest

Mt. Hood
National Forest

Ochoco
National Forest

Rogue River
National Forest

Siskiyou
National Forest

Siuslaw
National Forest

Umatilla
National Forest

Umpqua
National Forest

Wallowa-Whitman
National Forest

Williamette
National Forest

Winema
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at an Army Corps of Engineers Park
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site

(NRS) = $6 - $9 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2022


UTAH

[UT] The Beehive State

State Capital is Salt Lake City.
Admitted to the Union on
January 4, 1896 as the 45th state.
VisitedLocation
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Arches National Park
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Bears Ears National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Drive across the Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time [All American Road] (123-miles)
Drive across the Burr Trail Scenic Backway - (67 miles-end to end)
Drive across the Moki Dugway
Drive across Monument Valley
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- MUST TASTE - Fry Sauce at an Arctic Circle restaurant
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MUST TASTE - Apple Beer (gourmet soda)
MUST TASTE - Pastrami Burger
Border Crossings - ✅UT2ID-❌UT2WY-❌UT2CO-❌UT2NM-✅UT2AZ-✅UT2NV
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination -
L OCATE a geocache - GC8ZXH8
O VERNIGHT in a State Park -

Antelope Island
State Park


Bridger Bay Campground
$40.00 - 10/2022


Yuba State Park


Oasis Campground
$45.00 - 10/2022

SEASONALLY


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Snow Canyon
State Park

$45.00 - 11/2022


V ISIT the 8 National Forests -

Ashley
National Forest

Cache
National Forest

Dixie
National Forest

Fishlake
National Forest

Manti-LaSal
National Forest

Sawtooth
National Forest

Uinta
National Forest

Wasatch
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site


WASHINGTON

[WA] The Evergreen State

State Capital is Olympia.
Admitted to the Union on
November 11, 1889 as the 42th state.
VisitedLocation
Olympic National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
North Cascades National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount St. Helens National Monument
Hanford Reach National Monument
San Juan Islands National Monument
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (2022) -

Kettle Falls
Campground

$11.50 - 09/2022

Fort Spokane
Campground

$11.50 - 09/2022

Drive across the Chinook Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (85 miles-end to end)
Drive the International Selkirk Loop [All American Road] - (280 miles-end to end)
Sherman Pass Scenic Byway [National Forest Scenic Byway] - (40 miles-end to end)
Westernmost Point of the Continental United States (Cape Alva)
- MUST TASTE - Seafood Chowder
MUST TASTE - Cedar Plank Salmon
Border Crossings - ✅WA2ID - ❌WA2OR
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination -
L OCATE a geocache - GC2Y95C
O VERNIGHT in a State Park
V ISIT the 7 National Forests -

Columbia River Gorge
National Scenic Area

Colville
National Forest

Gifford Pinchot
National Forest

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie
National Forest

Okanogan
National Forest

Olympic
National Forest

Wenatchee
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at an Army Corps of Engineers Park
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site


WYOMING

[WY] The Equality State

State Capital is Cheyenne.
Admitted to the Union on
July 10, 1890 as the 44th state.
VisitedLocation
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Fossil Butte National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
Drive across the Beartooth Highway [All American Road] - (69 miles-end to end)
Flaming Gorge – Green River Basin Scenic Byway [All American Road] - (160 mile loop)
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway
MUST TASTE - Beef Jerky
Border Crossings - ❌WY2MT-❌WY2ND-❌WY2SD-❌WY2NE-❌WY2CO-❌WY2UT-❌WY2ID
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
E XPLORE an Atlas Obscura destination
L OCATE a geocache
O VERNIGHT in a State Park
V ISIT the 9 National Forests -

Bighorn
National Forest

Black Hills
National Forest

Bridger
National Forest

Medicine Bow
National Forest

Shoshone
National Forest

Targhee
National Forest

Teton
National Forest

Thunder Basin
National Grassland

Wasatch
National Forest

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! CAMP at a Bureau of Land Management site