Roadtreking

Category Archives: Roger & Lynn Brucker

Off The Beaten Path: Reelfoot Lake

“A lake the earthquake created,” is Reelfoot Lake in northwestern Tennessee. Prior to 1811 this scantily populated corner of Tennessee was a swampy area of cypress backwoods near the Mississippi…

Off The Beaten Path: McDonald Observatory

In the Fall of 2000 on our coast-to-coast tandem bicycle trip we passed the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of west Texas without stopping. In 2015 on our Roadtrek…

Don’t Miss It: Bryce’s Navajo Loop Trail

Everyone knows about Bryce Canyon National Park. It is one of the famous southern Utah Parks and known for impressive rock formations known as hoodoos. It is spectacular and is…

Don’t Miss It: Utah Highway 12

Now and then somebody publishes a list of “Ten Best Scenic Roads.” Most of these lists contain Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier National Park, Montana and Cabot Trail…

Zion Canyon by Bicycle

Nearly everybody who travels has heard of Zion Canyon National Park in Utah. It’s in the south west corner of the state and displays one of the most spectacular, colorful…

Off the Beaten Path: Verde Canyon Railroad

Maybe you think steam trains were all the west has to offer, but you would be wrong. The Durango & Silverton RR and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad are…

Off the Beaten Path: Sandstone & Lava Gems

Our trip to the southwest on historic Route 66 has taken us through some beautiful scenery, but in reading about the area we saw in New Mexico, some of the…

Off the Beaten Path: New Mexico Mining Museum

On our slow Roadtrek trip southwest following Historic Route 66, we found a listing for the New Mexico Mining Museum in Grants, New Mexico – but we never found any…

Off the Beaten Path: Palo Duro Canyon

“Texas’ best kept secret,” said one Texas governor. He referred to “The Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon. We found it in a tourist brochure shortly before approaching Amarillo,…

Off the Beaten Path: Amarillo RV Museum

Route 66 crosses the Texas Panhandle, and the best known city is Amarillo. The premier RV museum in the Southwest is here, Jack Sisemore’s RV Museum located at Jack Sisemore…