Mount St. Helens

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From Portland we crossed the Columbia River into Washington and went north to Silver Lake.  We parked at Silver Cove RV Resort near the town of Castle Rock, WA.  Our primary objective for this location was to visit Mount St. Helens.

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Willcox, AZ

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Continuing my journey west, I stopped in Willcox, AZ.  While here I parked at the Magic Circle RV Park.  Earlier in 2016, we stopped over in Benson, AZ, which is about 30 miles west of Willcox.  From Benson we visited, Tombstone, Bisbee and Kartchner Caverns.

Chiricahua National Monument

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El Malpais National Monument

This 375,000 acre parkland is about 20 miles south of Grants, New Mexico.  It is an area of lava flows, lava tubes and caves and cinder cones.  This area was formed from volcanic eruptions and lava flows that occurred only about 115,000 years ago.

Here is one of the large sink holes that was formed from when a portion of a lava tube collapsed.

Sink hole

And a portion of the trail in El Malpais.

El Malpais