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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Migrants came to San Simeon – and they stayed – now numbering 17,000

By Bob Difley November is an anniversary date to note. It is the anniversary of the arrival in 1990 of the first elephant seals to...

12 great no-entry-fee public lands

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking for a place to take your RV but keep the costs down? Here's a list of a number...

Visit the ghosts of the old Wild West on the Clanton brothers’ ranch

By Bob Difley Flying bullets ricocheted off the stone blocks of the local bank; Virgil dove for cover behind a wagon. Doc, carefully hiding his...

Headed to Canada? An easy way to convert kilometers to miles

By Ron Dalby Driving to Alaska means you have to first drive through a large part of Canada, a real treat. However, Canada is a...

Boondocking in our National Forests: It’s not just about saving money

By Bob Difley Deeper into the thick pine forest I followed the narrow dirt road to the edge of the rim – and the small...

John Sutter built a fort and forever changed the Wild West

By Bob Difley Like many of the era's restless youth, John Augustus Sutter, a polished, dashing Swiss gentleman, set sail for New York in 1834...

Spirits, poltergeists, and things that go bump in the night

By Bob Difley It’s a proven fact. We humans like to be frightened by movies, books (try reading a Stephen King novel without glancing behind...

Explore the West’s explosive history on the Volcanic Legacy National Scenic Byway

By Bob Difley Before Global Warming was the media’s favorite weather topic, even before the last Ice Age, when the earth was a youngster about...

Brats and beer? It must be Leavenworth – Washington’s “Bavarian Alps” town

By Bob Difley Small towns and hamlets scattered throughout the West struggle to get by. Without major employers, there are few jobs for residents so...

The Old West lives on in Modoc County, CA’s, remote ranchlands

By Bob Difley If you are a Californian, you are likely sometimes surprised by the number of RVers that say, “I won’t travel in California...

Death Valley Encampment packs in the RVers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I took this photo about 35 years ago in Death Valley at Sunset Campgrounds, across from the Furnace Creek Oasis, during the...

The old West thrives in Washington’s bucolic Methow Valley

By Bob Difley The craggy mountains of Washington’s rugged North Cascade Range rise like the teeth of a woodsman’s saw, it’s jagged peaks tearing gashes...
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