Our last camping trip of 2022 was at Apple Canyon River State Park, then Backbone State Park in Iowa. This video is part one at Apple Canyon, which is in Northwestern Illinois. We had been there before when we first started dating, so we were excited to go back to camp and explore more of it. Camping in the fall is a little different with the cooler temps – find out why!
Mat had a chance to get a hike in on a business trip in August. He hiked 5+ miles at Salt Lick Trails Nature Reserve which is on the Illinois side of the river about 30 minutes south of St. Louis. He found it was a good day hike with lots of inclines and good views. It would make a good travel stop hike with a large parking area for any size rig. Check it out and tell us what you think!
Over the summer we headed up to Central Wisconsin and camped on our friend Gail’s property with a few friends.
Afterwards we headed over to High Cliff State Park and camped there for a few days. What a great park! The sites are large and wooded, and the hiking was awesome.
Governor Dodge State Park is a park we’ve been trying to camp at for a couple years now and it finally worked out! We had been up there in 2019 for our 3 year dating anniversary, but we did not camp since it was November, we stayed at a cute place called Commerce Street Brewery & Hotel.
Our first trip of the 2022 season was down to Bucks Pocket State Park in Alabama. Mat found this place using his AllStays app. The campsites looked nice and he saw that it had a waterfall, so how can you go wrong? He always finds the best places to stay.
Some of the best (and craziest) kayaking we’ve done is in Baraboo. You can experience a peaceful float or an exciting adventure depending on where
Baraboo, Wisconsin is about 2.5 hours away from where we live. It’s a beautiful area and there is so much to explore both on land