Tag Archives: car camping

4-runner camping, car camping, SUV rv, arapaho national forest

4Runner Camper Conversion

**UPDATE** We easily retrofitted this platform for our 5th generation 4Runner and will try to get some pics/ dimensions posted!   **ORIGINAL POST** With a 10 day Colorado road trip looming and an early 2017 three-week epic family adventure in the planning stages, Molly and I thought it might be a cool idea to turn […]

Wisconsin car camping, point beach state park in the spring, wisconsin lighthouse


A March weekend in the upper 70s in the Midwest is a true rarity, and Molly and I were not about to squander it.  Bonus:  It was St. Patrick’s day weekend and we really needed an excuse to escape the craziness that descends on Chicago each year. Car camping sounded like a great idea and […]

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Rawah National Widerness and RMNP, CO

Time to get serious and go west.  After hitting up the Backpacker.com forums for some recommendations, we decided to do a 2 part trip starting out backpacking in Rawah National Wilderness (near Ft. Collins) followed by car camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. After a wonderful 14 hour drive, we immediately hit the […]

Muskegon State Park camping, Michigan car camping, Muskegon State Park sunset, Muskegon State Park beach

Muskegon State Park, MI

Our first camping trip together! Cade and I wanted to get away from the city over Labor Day weekend to celebrate our 3 year anniversary and decided to try Muskegon State Park, MI. It seemed to have a good mix of hiking, biking, wineries, and beaches so we booked a spot. The drive from Chicago […]