BLM Camping

The Steese Highway

We spent the last few days along the Steese Highway.  This is Alaska Highway 6 that travels northeast from Fairbanks and ends at the town of Circle.  There are both paved and gravel portions of this road.  We only traveled as far as Twelve Mile Summit, which is about halfway, but we found the portion …

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Valley of Fire State Park

Yesterday didn’t exactly go as planned, but we were able to recover and it turned out to be a good day!  Our plan was to get up and head to Valley of Fire State Park in hopes of getting one of their first come, first served campsites and then spend the next couple of days …

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Alamogordo, NM

When we left Chosa Campground in the ice and cold, we moved to Brantley Lake State Park.  In the two nights we stayed there, we pretty much just hunkered down to avoid the cold, so there isn’t much to say about that.  We will admit, though, that it was nice to have a couple of …

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

After our adventures in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we moved just 30 minutes up the road to Chosa Campground, which is a free campground on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land.  BLM land is a great option for travelers because camping on it is often free or very inexpensive.  With this type of camping, all …

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