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A Death Valley Sojourn

Achievement: #87. Whirlwind Tour of Death Valley National Park

Our tendency when on vacation is to pack our schedules Way Too Tight, and our whirlwind tour of Death Valley was no exception. On the other hand, this gives us the perfect excuse to spend more time there in the near future! In the meantime, let us whisk you through the desert for a quick overview of what the valley has to offer. Continue reading

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Our Joshua Tree Return

Achievement: #75. Stargaze Again in Joshua Tree

Last year’s trip to Joshua Tree left us with some mixed results, photography-wise — but this year, we had perfect conditions within which to document the trip. Please enjoy the sights and stargazing photos! Continue reading

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A Pup-Hike At Coopers Rock

Achievement: #31. Coopers Rock

To celebrate the first weekend where it really felt like autumn, we took a ride down to Coopers Rock State Park, near Morgantown, WV. Layla Grace came along with us, and she turned out to be a natural hiker! Have a look at the scenery. Continue reading

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A Trek Down To Joshua Tree National Park

Achievement: #86. Joshua Tree Stargazing

While out on our yearly trip to the west coast, we took a detour south to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some stargazing and hiking. While we experienced some complications, we got to see some lovely sights as well. Check it out! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Nature Dancing

Achievement: #5. Inappropriate Dancing

We clear a bit more of the backlog with a slightly overdue inappropriate dancing post. To make up for it, we did *way* more inappropriate dancing than usual! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Jaunting Around Joshua Tree

Achievement: #88. Joshua Tree

It has been a dream of Fox’s to visit Joshua Tree for years, so this year, we decided to take a 5-hour detour out of San Luis Obispo, down past Los Angeles, and east to the park. It was definitely worth it — we only wish we’d allotted more time to the trip! Continue reading

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Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree

Achievement: #36. Christmas Tree

In this flashback post, come along as we cut down a Christmas tree at Hozak Farms! Check out our tips for getting the perfect tree. Continue reading

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A Walk Down Harmony Road

Achievement: #71. Walk Down Harmony Road

Follow us as we take a short hike down an abandoned road which is slowly being reclaimed by nature, one sprout of greenery at a time. Continue reading

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Laurel Caverns: Into Darkness

Achievement: #2. Laurel Caverns

After several years languishing on the list, we finally managed to make a trip to Laurel Caverns to explore the cave system. Let us give you a quick recap of the tour! Continue reading

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Scaling Bishop Peak

Achievement: #39. Hike a Volcanic Plug

Take a trip with us back to the spring, when we hiked to the top of Bishop Peak, a 1500 foot tall volcanic plug in the Central Coast! Continue reading

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