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Camping at Grand Teton National Park – Be Bear Aware!

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

(May 29 – June 4, 2019) Just a decade ago, I visited Grand Teton National Park for a day of driving from one viewpoint to another to see as many places as humanly possible. The views of the Grand Teton Mountains and lakes have stayed vividly in my memory. This time, I wandered the park at a nice slow pace. Time has been my main asset since I stopped working. Teton means breast in French despite the fact that the Grand Teton Mountains look so manly and young. How French explorers thought “Breasts” while looking at those mountains is beyond my understanding.

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Visiting Salt Lake City, Utah – Made a Decision to Continue Camping and Repaired Car

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

(May 19 –
29, 2019) When I left home back in March, I had one main goal for this trip.
That was visiting Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, and all of the
National Parks in Utah. I am grateful for mission accomplished.

though I like camping, I sometimes miss my own comfort, convenience, and the
easy zone: HOME! The recent weather has not been good (cold, windy, and/or
rainy) for camping. After visiting the 5th National Park in
Utah, I thought about driving toward home. One side of my brain kept telling me
that I should visit Glacier Park in Montana as I am all the way up here.

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Camping at Canyonlands National Park – Arrived at 7 am to Get a First-Come First-Served

White Rim Trail, Canyonlands, Utah, USA

(May 14 – 19, 2019) After leaving
Moab at 6 am, I arrived at the “Island in the Sky Campground” in Canyonlands
National Park, Utah. This campground has 12 sites including one for the
disabled. They say that the early bird gets the worm, and I took the only
spot available as I arrived. The thing of “First-Come, First-Served” is taking
a chance but the lucky ones always smile.

Camping in the National Park is
like having the whole national park as my home. It is the best. I also love the
name “Island in the Sky”.

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Sightseeing in Arches National Park – Busy Season in Moab

North Window, Arches National Park, Utah, USA

(May 13 – 14, 2019) People often call Arches National Park “Moab”. After visiting Arches National Park, I learned that Moab is a small town close by Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Moab is known as “Utah’s Adventure Capital” to explore by OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) such as ATV (All-Terrain Vehicles), UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicles), Trail Bikes, Dune Buggies, Jeeps, and etc. OHV activity looked really exciting with lots of pumping adrenaline boosting energy. I wondered if this activity is the opposite of “Yoga”? I was tempted to try but didn’t make it happen.

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Camping at Capitol Reef National Park – Less Crowded National Park in Utah

A View from a Trail, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA

(May 5 – 13, 2019) I believe when more people walk in nature, our world becomes more peaceful. Visiting the parks and hiking alone, I often think about family and friends. I wish I could share my experiences with them. Everyone has own life plan and travel style. If I wait for perfection, nothing will happen. So far, Nature has given me “Many Wows” at sea and on land. The beauties of nature sometimes bring me to tears.

“Fruita Campground” in the Capitol Reef Park is surrounded by orchards: Apricots,

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Camping at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – Two freezing nights in my tent

Hiking at Peekaboo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA

(May 3 – 5, 2019) In Bryce Canyon National Park, I stayed at Ruby’s Inn Campground, only for two nights. The campground in Bryce Canyon National Park was already fully booked before my plan. National park campgrounds cost an average $20(+/-) for night. No tax. For people over 62 years old, it is a half price. Something to look forward to! Staying at Ruby’s Inn Campground, just setting up a tent for two nights cost me $75.56 (with tax). It was nice to take unlimited minutes of hot showers at this place;

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Camping at Grand Canyon National Park – Buffet Style Park

My Tent Office in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

(April 27 – May 3, 2019) When sun heats the trees and soil in the campground in the Grand Canyon, I feel as if I am in a spa scenting Juniper and pine trees. Getting up in the morning is tough; I didn’t want to get out from my down sleeping bag (made for 25f degree sustainable). It was 37f degrees this morning just before 6 am.

The Grand Canyon is for the people of all ages from around the world. It offers hikers the opportunity to visit the canyon vertically and/or horizontally (Rim Trails).

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Camping at Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Turkey Burger Happy Hour with Nathalie (from Montreal, Canada), KOA Hurricane Campground, Utah (Prior to arriving at Zion National Park, I stayed at a KOA campground for three nights waiting for my reservation at Zion.)

(April 18 – 27, 2019) Arriving at the South Campground in Zion National park, I immediately loved my campsite: good shade under cottonwood trees, huge space, awesome view, and etc. It takes a bit of research and early booking to stay in a National Park Campground. Yet, until actually arriving at a site, I wouldn’t know the whole Yin and Yang of each site.

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Pictures from Death Valley National Park, California (April 14 to 18, 2019)

“Existence is beyond the power of words to define.” — Lao Tzu

Death Valley! THE place to enjoy Solitude and Silence! I was alone and loved being alone!

Loving My Life, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Kudos! My 15 year old car making all the way from Florida to Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Death Valley (282 Below Sea Level) Looking Down from Dante’s View (5,475 Feet High), Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Devil’s Golf Course (“Only the devil could play golf”),

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Pictures from Joshua Tree National Park, California (April 7 to 12, 2019)

Modeling Work Scene, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

My Tent at Cottonwood Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

One Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Joshua Trees, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Joshua Tree Flower Blooming, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Puppy Flowers, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Wildflowers, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Wildflowers, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Chia Flowers, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Wildflowers, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park,

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