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Campground Review: Kalyumet, Lucinda, PA

Campground Review: Kalyumet Campground

When we visited Cook Forest, we stayed at Kalyumet Campground in Lucinda. It is very close to Cook Forest State Park and its location convenient to our planned activities.

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How is the A-Liner’s Heat? “It is Warmer Than My House”

How is the heat in a Columbia Northwest Aliner?

Over Thanksgiving, we hooked up the A-Liner and headed “home”. One reason (excuse) we used to justify thus purchase of the A-liner was that both of our parents have recently downsized, leaving us without a free bed in town. (Please don’t tell us about the math, as I ignore it consciously.) Continue reading “How is the A-Liner’s Heat? “It is Warmer Than My House””

“A” IS FOR ALINER

Columbia Northwest Aliner Classic

Well, we did it. We took a step towards organized camping by investing in a camper. After years of tent camping, we were reached a point where we wished we could go more often, but knew it was just not possible because it was just too much work. As two busy people with full-time jobs, a house, and just life in general, the process of cleaning-packing-camping-packing-cleaning-packing again, was just too much. We seemed to always have rain and when you have rain, you have to let things dry out, which can add another week of work before you can go back to life before camping. Continue reading ““A” IS FOR ALINER”

Campground Review: Shenango Recreation Area

Campground Review: Shenango Recreation Area

Closing Time

We camped at Shenango Recreation Area in late September. Arriving on a Wednesday and planning on departing on Sunday, we weren’t even sure they were open when we arrived. No one was at the gate and after some fumbling around, we realized that it was the honor system until the weekend. We drove around and chose our spot (much of the park was closed and unavailable), then headed back to pay by sticking a check in an envelope and placing it in a lock box. The ranger did stop by later and check our site and the campground hosts were still there, so all was good.

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