Category Archive: State Parks

Jan 22

Oregon Vortex and Silver Falls State Park : Podcast 29

As our time in Ashland closed, we were undecided about where to go and what to see.  We decided to head up to Portland and look for things to do along the way.  The Oregon Vortex and Silver Falls State Park were the choices.  Listen to Sue and I talk about our visits!

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Jul 10

Waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park

On our way from Ashland to Portland, we took a couple of side trips, one to the Oregon Vortex and the other to Silver Falls State Park, where we spent an entire day.  What a place!  We had no idea that there were soooo many waterfalls in Oregon, and that was evident during the day …

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Jan 31

Southern Utah State Parks : Podcast 25

As part of our trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, Sue and I visited some of Utah’s beautiful state parks, including, Kodachrome Basing State Park and Fremont Indian State Park.  We also took a beautiful drive along Highway 12, designated as an All-American road.   The scenery was beautiful.  In this episode, Sue and I …

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Jun 22

California Redwoods : Podcast 22

Our travels down the Pacific Coast took us to the Redwood area of Northern California. We visited Redwood National Park and the adjoining state parks. Stunning is all that I can think of to say. These trees are magnificent and the wanderings that we took through them were fabulous!

Oct 31

Niagara Springs

I will just say that we were astonished at the amount of water that was coming right out of the side of the canyon wall.  We’ve posted about other places in the Thousand Springs State Park (Malad Gorge, Thousand Springs Scenic Byway), and this is the last one that we visited.  And it was amazing.  Stunning. …

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Oct 23

Malad Gorge State Park

Malad Gorge is part of the 1000 Springs State Park in Idaho. This State Park has five different units in different areas, all related to a porous rock formation that allows water to be carried underground, often exiting from the rock formation high up on canyon walls. One area that shows that distinctly is the Thousand …

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Oct 16

Massacre Rocks State Park and Register Rock

Among the State Parks we visited in Idaho was Massacre Rocks State Park. This State Park is located right along I-86 and has a number of interesting features.  The park sits right next to  the Snake River, has miles of hiking trails, a campground, a world class disc golf course, fishing, a swimming beach, and …

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Jul 23

Massacre Rocks State Park

As we traveled through Idaho, we took some time to visit some of the Idaho State Parks.  Massacre Rocks State Park and the accompanying Register Rock is right along I-86, ten miles west of American Falls.  While it was plenty hot the day that we visited (late July 2013), in cooler times it would make …

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May 20

Giant Springs State Park

Near the Lewis and Clark Interpretive center in great falls, Montana, is Giants Springs State Park.  This was discovered by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805 and is one of the largest freshwater springs in the country, flowing at 156,000,000 gallons of water each day. The springs are located right along the edge of …

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May 19

The Springs, The Rock, and the Mountains : Podcast 10

Sue and I talk about three different places that we visited in Montana, all of which were visited by Lewis and Clark. They are: Giant Springs State Park, Tower Rock State Park, and Gates of the Mountains.

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