Lolo’s List of Cross Country, East Coast, West Coast, and International Trips

East Coast Trips
West Coast Trips
International Trips

Cross Country Trips

1999 – Maiden Voyage
Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Lakeshore, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim), Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Mesa Verde National Park

2000 – Northern Route
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Mackinac Island, Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Waterton-Glacier National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

2001- Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies
Lake McConaughy State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Antelope Island State Park, Bruneau Dunes State Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Deception Pass State Park, Whistler, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefields, Jasper National Park, Devils Lake State Park

2002 – Southern Route
Mammoth Cave National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Elephant Butte State Park, Petroglyph National Monument, Tinkertown, Santa Fe, Heron Lake State Park, Four Corners National Monument, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Slide Rock State Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Cadillac Ranch

2003- Best of Utah
Lake Anita State Park, Lake McConaughy State Park, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Park, Lake Powell (Wahweap), Moab, Arches National Park, Breckenridge, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

2005 – Colorado and Utah
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Lake Anita State Park, Lake McConaughy State Park, Garden of the Gods, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Ouray, Natural Bridges National Monument, Lake Powell (Halls Crossing), Capitol Reef National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument, Vail, Breckenridge, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park

2007 – Yosemite, Nevada, and more
Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Reno, Great Basin National Park, Park City, Vedauwoo Glen, Kickapoo State Park

2009 – Tommy and Friends’ High School Graduation Trip
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Badlands National Park, Beartooth Highway, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon – South Rim, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake McConaughy State Park

2011 – Colorado Rockies
Lake Anita State Park, Lake McConaughy State Park, Boyd Lake State Park, Boulder, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Breckenridge

2013 – Boys’ Migration West
Lake Anita State Park, Lake McConaughy State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Columbia River, Seattle, Mt. Rainier National Park, Bend, Crater Lake National Park, Redwood National and State Parks, Mendocino, San Francisco

2015 – Herb and Lolo’s Migration West
One-week drive across the country on I80 with stops in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and finally California, our new home

2016 – Bringing the Boat West
Retrieving our boat from New Jersey and driving it West. Two great stops along the way were Petrified Forest National Park and boat camping in Lake Mead

East Coast Trips

1998 – RV Rental to Virginia and North Carolina
Mount Vernon, Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns, Monticello, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey Ridge State Park, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore

1999 - Virginia Beach
First Landing State Park, Assateague Island National Seashore

1999 - Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park

1999 - Boston and Surrounds
Old Sturbridge Village, Minuteman National Historic Park, Salem, Gloucester, New Bedford Whaling Museum

2000 - Winter in Acadia National Park
L.L. Bean, Acadian National Park, Kancamagus Highway, Okemo Ski Area, Clark Art Institute, Mt. Brodie Ski Area

2000 – Spring Break in the Southeast
Charles Towne Landing State Park, Magnolia Plantation, Hunting Island State Park, Jekyll Island, St. Augustine, Mount Vernon Bike Trail

2000 – Columbus Day Weekend in Cape Cod
Sandwich, Provincetown, Nauset Beach, Bass River

2000 - November in Chesapeake
Wye Oak State Park, Chesapeake Bay, Maritime Museum, Annapolis, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

2001- Winter in Lake Placid
Lake Placid, Mt. Brodie Ski Area

2001 – Spring Break in South Carolina
Hunting Island State Park, Huntington Beach State Park

2002 – Winter in Vermont and the Berkshires
Stowe, Clark Art Institute, Mt. Brodie Skie Area, Norman Rockwell Museum

2002 – Spring Break in South Carolina
Hunting Island State Park, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum / Fort Sumter

2002 – November in the Delmarva Peninsula
Cape Henlopen State Park, First Landing State Park, Assateague Island National Seashore

2003 – Spring Break on Edisto Island
South of the Border, Edisto State Park, First Landing State Park

2004 – Spring Break on Ocracoke Island
Roanoke Island, Ocracoke Island, Virginia Beach

2004 – Canadian Maritimes
Acadia National Park, Quoddy Head State Park, Campobello Island, St. Martin Sea Caves, Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Cabot Landing Provincial Park, Meat Cove, Gros Morne National Park, Prince Edward Island, Kouchibouguac National Park, Quebec City

2008 – Martha’s Vineyard
Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Chappaquiddick, State Forrest, West Tisbury, Chilmark, Aquinnah

2009 – Andrew and Nik's White Mountains Backpacking Trip
Liberty Springs Trailhead, Liberty Springs Campsite, Garfield Ridge Campsite, Ethan Pond Shelter, Nauman Tent Site, Madison Hut, Square Ledge, Carter Notch Hut, Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead

2009 – Southeast Coast
Hunting Island State Park, Savannah, Gamble Rogers State Park, Everglades National Park, John Pennekamp State Park, Curry Hammock State Park, Bahia Honda State Park, Key West, Anastasia State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, Virginia Beach

2010 – Quebec Province
Baie St. Paul, Isle-Aux-Coudres, La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Parc du Mont-Sainte-Anne, Val David, Mont Tremblant

West Coast Trips

2006 – Southern Alaska
Denali National Park, Portage Glacier, Ninilchic, Homer, Miller’s Landing (Seward), Exit Glacier, Russian River, Hope

2012 - Northern California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sebastopol, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes Elk Refuge, Mendocino, Bodega Bay, San Francisco, Armstrong Redwoods, Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake South Tufa Reserve, Yosemite National Park

2013 - Pacific Northwest
Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Fort Stevens State Park, Leavenworth, Seattle, Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art, Sisters, Lava Beds National Monument. Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Auburn, San Francisco

2013 - Yosemite Thanksgiving and Southern California
Sonoma Coast State Park, Russian River, Yosemite National Park, San Simeon State Park and Hearst Castle, Morro Bay State Park, San Luis Obispo, Malibu Beach, Getty Museums, San Diego, Port San Luis Harbor

2014 - Bend and Beyond
Castle Crags State Park, Lake Siskiyou, Bend, Columbia River Gorge, Seattle

2014 - Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra
Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Mountain, Devils Postpile National Monument, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo Craters, Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park, Travertine Hot Spring, South Lake Tahoe

2014 - Deserts of the Southwest
Mojave National Preserve, Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Carpinteria/Santa Barbara, Monterey, Yosemite National Park

2015 - Seattle, San Francisco, and the Eastern Sierra
Seattle, San Francisco, Keough Hot Springs, Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills, Bishop and the Owens River Gorge, Death Valley National Park, Rhyolite, June Lake, Mono Lake, Lundy Canyon, Lembert Dome, Travertine Hot Spring, Salt Point State Park (Sonoma County)

2015 - Eastern Sierras, Tahoe, and Lassen
San Francisco, Yosemite and Mono Lake, South Lake Tahoe, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mount Shasta area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Napa and Sonoma, Truckee

2015 - Thanksgiving in Yosemite and San Diego
Yosemite National Park, and San Diego, California

2015 - Christmas in Yosemite
Yosemite National Park – cross country skiing and downhill skiing at Badger Pass

2016 - Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra
Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake, Travertine Hot Springs, South Lake Tahoe

2016 - Yosemite and Pinnacles National Park
Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, and Pinnacles National Park

2016 - Christmas in South Lake Tahoe
Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe - cross country skiing and downhill skiing at Heavenly Mountain Resort

2017 - Southern California Deserts
Morro Bay State Park, Carpinteria Beach State Park, Solvang, Anza-Borrego State Park, Joshua Tree National Park

2017 - 4WDing Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra
Rhyolite, Eureka Dunes, Saline Valley Warm Springs, Long Valley Primitive Hot Springs

2017 - Total Eclipse in Oregon
Yosemite - Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake, Crater Lake, Solartown in Madras

2017 - 4WDing Eastern Sierra and Death Valley
Bridgeport, Bodie, Long Valley Primitive Hot Springs, Bishop, Death Valley Racetrack, Saline Valley Warm Springs, Big Pine

2018 - Hawaii
Kailua-Kona (Big Island), Hilo (Big Island), Hawaii Volcano National Park (Big Island), Maui, Haleakala National Park

2018 - Winter in Yosemite
Yosemite Valley

2018 - Eastern Sierra
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Bishop, Mono Lake, Bridgeport, South Lake Tahoe

2018 - Lake Powell Boat Camping
5 days of boat camping on beautiful Lake Powell

2018 - Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite - Tuolumne Meadows, South Lake Tahoe

2018 - Backpacking the Trinity Alps
Canyon Creek Trail to Upper Canyon Creek Lake and Boulder Creek Lakes

2018 - Eastern Sierra with Outlaws
Hiking and fishing in Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes

2019 - Super Bloom & Deserts
Carrizo Plains National Monument, Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, Trona Pinnacles, and Death Valley

2019 - Bishop Andrew's 30th Birthday Bash
Bishop Climbing (Pine Creek Canyon, Buttermilks, Owens River Gorge, Volcanic Tablelands) and skiing in Mammoth Lakes

2019 - Shasta Lake Boat Camping
Shasta Lake

2019 - August in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley

2019 - Central and Southeastern Oregon
Bend, John Day Fossil Beds (Painted Hills Unit), John Day Fossil Beds (Sheep Rock Unit), Alvord Desert, Steens Mountain Scenic Byway, Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge, Crater Lake National Park, Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2019 - Fall Trip to the Eastern Sierra
Bishop (hiking, climbing, fishing, and offroading), Onion Valley, Alabama Hills, Horseshoe Meadows, Jawbone to Lake Isabella 4WDing

2020 - Bishop (moving Andrew into their new house) and Death Valley
Bishop, Death Valley

2020 - Eastern Sierra during Covid
Tenaya Lake, Mono Lake, Bishop, Ancient Bristlecones Pine Forest, 20 Lakes Basin

2020 - Lake Powell Boat Camping during Covid
6 days of boat camping on beautiful Lake Powell

2020 - Yosemite during Covid
Yosemite Valley

2021 - Surf and Turf - Post-Vaccination
Cambria, Pismo Beach, Anza-Borrego, Ladder Slot Canyon, desert art, Rainbow Basin, Death Valley, Papoose Flat, Bishop

2021 - Utah Off-Roading
Bonneville Salt Flats, Moab, White Rim Trail, The Great Gallery, Cathedral Valley, the Burr Trail, Cottonwood Canyon Road, the Wahweap Hoodos, Bishop

2021 - Pacific Northwest - Escaping the Smoke
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Bandon Beach, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Portland, Olympic National Park

2021 - Yosemite during October Firefall Surprise
Yosemite Valley

2021 - Death Valley in the Fall
Mono Lake, Rhyolite, Death Valley, and Bishop

2021 - Carmel and Side Trips
Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur

2022 - San Diego, Anza-Borrego, and Joshua Tree
San Diego, Anza-Borrego, Salton Sea, and Joshua Tree

2022 - Bishop and Death Valley
Bishop, Death Valley

2022 - Pescadero and Capitola
Pescadero, Capitola

2022 - Northern Arizona and New Mexico
Rainbow Basin, Grand Canyon (South Rim), Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Shiprock, Bisti Badlands, and Chaco Canyon

2022 - Yosemite during Fall
Yosemite Valley

2023 - Lost Coast
Salt Point State Park, St. Orres, The Lost Coast (Usal Beach, Shelter Cove, and Mattole)

2023 - Utah Road Trip
"The Loneliest Road in America through Nevada, Great Basin National Park, San Rafael Swell (Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon, Goblin Valley, Mars Desert Research Station, Long Dong Silver, Moonscape Overlook, and Factory Butte), Cathedral Valley Loop, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Burr Trail, Lower Calf Creek Falls, Devil's Garden along the Hole-in-the-Wall Road), Kodachrome Basin State Park, Red Canyon State Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park

2023 - Yosemite during Foliage Season
Yosemite Valley

2024 - Kauai
South Shore (6 days) and North Shore (4 days)

2024 - Bishop and Death Valley
South Shore (6 days) and North Shore (4 days)

2019 - White Water Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Colorado River, Grand Canyon

International Trips

2017 - European Vacation
Munich, Chiemsee, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Venice, Gardasee, Cinque Terre, Lake Maggiore, Zermatt, Grindelwald, Gimmelwald, Lucerne, Fussen

2018 - Thailand Trip
Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Phuket Island

2019 - Baja Adventure
San Diego, San Quintin, Catavina, Laguna San Ignacio Whale Watching, Las Tres Virgenes, Mulege, Loreto, Valle de Guadalupe

2019 - Spain
Barcelona, Montserrat Monastery, Cala D'Oques, La Marina, Grenada (Alhambra), Caminito del Rey, Ronda, Cordoba (Mezquita) Salamanca, Basilica de Covadonga, Ruta del Cares trail in Picos de Europa, Santillana del Mar, Altamira Caves, Bilbao, Getaria, San Sebastion, Narbonne Plage, La Gaviota, Salvador Dali Theater and Museum in Figueres, Cadaques, Camping Las Palmeras

2022 - Greece and the Islands
Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Crete, and back to Athens

2023 - Galapagos
Quito, Andean Cloud Forest, Galapagos Islands: North Seymour, Genovesa (Tower), Santiago, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Espanola, San Cristobal, Mosquera

2023 - Iceland
The entire Ring Road plus side trips to Vestrahorn, Seydisfjordur, Borgarfjörður eystri, Hengifoss, Siglufjörður, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and Grindavik

2023 - Pacific NW and Vancouver Island
Olympic National Park (Lake Crescent and Hurricane Ridge), Vancouver Island (Tofino, Ucluelet, and Victoria), Virginia City, and Bishop