Solar Eclipse Tomorrow, May 20th.

What the Eclipse tomorrow will look like for many people

I can’t believe it’s been almost 18 years since the last solar eclipse was visible in the U.S. but as I think about it, I was in school playing with index cards with pinholes in them – and sneaking a peak at the sun because I didn’t really believe it would cause blindness. (I turned out OK, but I should also not recommend trusting your eyes to the judgement of a then young kid.) Continue reading

Changes to CampingBlogger

Frequent readers may have noticed fewer postings on CampingBlogger recently (which will change in the coming weeks, so don’t worry about rare posting in the future). CampingBlogger has a new editor, Eric Ridenour. After running this site for several years, Roy has decided to pass the site on. I hope to continue this site in his spirit, offering camping news, tips, reviews, and plenty of guest posts. I look forward to sharing my travels, tips and experiences with you. Continue reading

CampingBlogger: 5 Months and 100 Posts Later

firworks-oregon-gardenOn October 15th, 2008 I flipped the switch on CampingBlogger, launching a project that would quickly become my passion and calling, not to mention just a lot of fun. Don’t let anybody fool you, blogging isn’t easy and professional blogging isn’t a hobby. Promoting family camping and outdoor recreation is a fulltime job and it’s one that I take very seriously.

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Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon NP!

1 mile deep, 10 miles wide, and 277 miles long, the Grand Canyon is a sight to behold (image courtesy of

1 mile deep, 10 miles wide, and 277 miles long, the Grand Canyon is a sight to behold (image courtesy of

On February 26, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson created our nation’s seventeenth national park and placed it under the management of the then three-year-old National Park Service.

The elevation of the Grand Canyon to national park status began in the late 1890’s in an environment not unlike the one we are experiencing today. Public opinion was beginning to turn against the rampant excesses of industrialization that marked the post-Civil War period and the ideals of conservation and preservation began to take root in America.

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