Exploring Crater Lake National Park in One Day | Travel Oregon

Exploring Crater Lake National Park in One Day | Travel Oregon

Dog Friendly, National Parks, Oregon, Traveling, United States
On our latest climbing road trip, we took a rest day exploring Crater Lake National Park. We scheduled in one day, intending to do part of the scenic loop and hike one or two hikes. From looking online, I was somehow under the impression that in order to get a great view of Crater Lake, we’d have to hike a few miles, but luckily I was wrong. The rim hikes do give you some unique views but there’s a scenic drive that traces them almost all the way around the lake. [caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] View of Crater Lake at sunrise by the Rim Village Visitor Center[/caption] Normally, I’d LOVE to hike the park, but our rest day turned out to be an uncharacteristically cold day. At  35 degrees and…
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One Day In Badlands National Park With A Dog

One Day In Badlands National Park With A Dog

Dog Friendly, National Parks, South Dakota, Traveling, United States
Badlands National Park is a natural wonder located just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. When heading there, I was excited because I was finally visiting South Dakota and I love national parks, but I really had no idea what to expect. It turns out, it's a unique mix of rocky buttes, spires and grassy fields that are quite pleasant to look at and hop around on. Unfortunately, Badlands National Park doesn't allow dogs on it's trails, so we were unable to explore very far beyond the pavement. Luckily, one of Badlands National Park's highlights is it's scenic drive. Note: On our trip we met a lot of dogs on the short trails. People were totally ignoring the signs and not only is that not cool, it makes it harder…
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