We have been on more adventures in the past 4 months that we have been on in our entire lives! It’s insane to think about how far we’ve traveled and how much we have seen in our first 4 months on the road.
From or first three weeks in Asheville, North Carolina to clear across the country in Joshua Tree California.
We wanted to reflect on our 4 favorite stops!
St. George, Utah:
Our time in St. George easily takes the cake in the number one slot. We loved it there and there are SO many reasons why it is our favorite. We backpacked for the first time there with Steve and Tess, which will always be a great memory with even greater friends. Steve and Tess also got us into Mountain Biking when we were in St. George as well and we as so glad to have added another awesome activity that gets us in the outdoors. It was a cold two weeks complete with some snow flurries but that didn’t matter. We did a ton of climbing while we were there and completed our first multi-pitch. But most of all we visited Zion when we were staying in St. George. I know I can speak for both Gerrit and my self when I say that Zion is a magical place. It is BY FAR my favorite national park to date. Hiking Angles Landing was a life changing experience for both of us. I don’t know that I will ever see landscape as gorgeous as what we saw from the top of Angles Landing.
2. Tombstone, Arizona:
Tombstone, Arizona is second on our list of favorites because it was there that we truly became rock climbers. Cochise Strong hold was a fabulous boondocking spot. We were minutes away from some great climbing and we took full advantage of that. It was there that we really saw ourselves improve. Not to mention the breathtaking view out our window.
3. Joshua Tree, California:
This is one that surprised us. We were not planning on going all the way to California but after meeting up with some other full time RVers at White Sands, New Mexico we were convinced that we needed to see Joshua Tree and Death Valley. While the weather did not corporate for us to spend enough time in Death Valley to really appreciate it we had a blast at Joshua Tree. Not only did we meet up with our now good friends Sam and Brendon form “A Life Among Pines” we met Steve and Tess from “The More We Explore.” These two couples were amazing to met and we are so glad to call them friends. Joshua Tree as a national park was cool but we would not have truly appreciated it, if we didn’t climb. Joshua Tree has world class climbing and it was amazing to be apart of that. Headstone Rock was our first “classic” climb and it was truly spectacular.
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona:
The Grand Canyon will defiantly make it’s way higher on our list in the future. We did not spend nearly as much time there as we wanted too but it was still pretty cold there when we went. It was a dream come true for me to see the Grand Canyon and seeing from a distance just made we want to explore it even more. It is certainly a place we will be returning too to backpack and explore more in depth.
Looking back on all the places we been, in just 4 months, I can’t wait to see what this summer has in store!
Lindsey, Gerrit, Oakley & Ella