While on a day trip up to Jerome, AZ to explore the hillside town – we opted to stop and check out the Tuzigoot National Monument which is located in Clarkdale (a short drive from Jerome.) The monument is surrounded by a very short 1/3 mile trail which loops around the monument itself. Also located […]
My whole family is crazy about potatoes. They’re simple to prepare, inexpensive, and most importantly delicious. And you can prepare them any number of ways (trust me – I know because I have!) Plus they’re a great camping food. So when you combine foil packet cooking with potatoes – you get instant awesome. If you’re looking […]
I love camping hacks! I’m always amazed at how ingenious people are when it comes to solving problems. Some of my favorites are ideas that are low cost or free and save more trash from finding its way into landfills. Instead of throwing those recyclables out why not give them a new life as a […]
Most people think that chicken and dumplings are difficult or time consuming to make. They can be, but they’re not if you use cheap canned biscuits instead of making your dumplings from scratch, and believe it or not, they’re awesome. Believe me, you wont be able to make enough of this stuff. I made this […]
Just off of River Road in Big Bend National Park is Mariscal Mine (29.095380, -103.187551), the best preserved mercury mining site in Texas. The best way to get to Mariscal Mine is to take the East entrance to River Road (you’ll need a high clearance vehicle). To get to the East entrance to River Road […]
A lot of people ask us, “Where do I buy a camp kitchen?” The best answer is, don’t buy one. They’re a waste of money for the most part. There’s no need to buy one of those bulky contraptions put together by one of the camping supply companies. Those bulky contraptions put together by one of the camping […]
If you spend any time hiking in the desert, it’s almost a guarantee that it’s going to happen. You’re going to end up grabbing or brushing up against a cactus. It’s helpful to know how to remove cactus thorns the right way to help you maintain your sanity while hiking in the desert.
McDonald Observatory sits right in the middle of the Davis Mountains and is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to the area, bringing in tourists, scientists, and students from all over the world. Since the Davis Mountains, and the Big Bend Region in general, offer some of the darkest skies in the continental U.S., along […]
If you’re heading up to the Davis Mountains in West Texas, Balmorhea State Park is a must stop, especially if you want to cool off from the hot desert sun.
While we typically camp in Davis Mountains State Park when we visit the Davis Mountains area, sometimes it’s just too cold, or we’re just too lazy to set up a campsite. We decided for this trip to stay at The Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis, so we could spend less time putting up and taking […]