Helena, MT

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To visit Helena, we parked at the Alhambra RV Park in Clancy, MT.

Montana State Capitol

Helena, the capital city of Montana, was founded in 1864 as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush.  The area known as “Last Chance Gulch” produced one of the richest finds in the United States.  By 1888, about 50 millionaires lived in Helena, more per capita than any other city in the world.  You can see the evidence of this early wealth in the very fine homes in the Victorian neighborhoods of the city.  The Montana State Capitol building was constructed between 1896 and 1902 using Montana sandstone and granite.  We took a nice trolley/train tour of the city. Continue reading

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Littleton, MA (Boston)

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In order to visit Boston and the surrounding area we couldn’t get much closer than Littleton, MA.  We parked at the Boston Minuteman Campground which is located close to Concord and the Minute Man National Historical Park.  More about that later.

Downtown Boston

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Lake Mead was formed following the building of the Hoover Dam, originally called Boulder Dam.  If full, Lake Mead would be 112 miles long and have 247 square miles of surface.  Of course, it is far from full, the lake is approximately 30% below the level that would be considered full.  Nearby Boulder City, Nevada, was home to many of the workers during the construction of the dam.

Lake Mead RV Village

We stayed at Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach on Lake Mead.  This part of the lake is located about 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

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White Pocket

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We purchased a tour with Paria Outpost who are located in Big Water, UT, some 40 miles east of Kanab, UT.  From there it was a one and 1/2 hour ride over dirt roads, requiring a high ground clearance vehicle to get to White Pocket.

White Pocket

I can’t explain the geology that created this phenomenon and I don’t want to over use superlatives.  Suffice it to say that this is one of the most unique and interesting places we have ever seen.  It is an area of approximately one square mile located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness.  We hope that our photos will give you some insight into the other-worldly nature of White Pocket.

White Pocket

Next stop:  Zion National Park