The Wapsipinicon, known locally as the Wapsi, is a roughly 300-mile tributary of the Mississippi River that drains the rural farming region of rolling hills and bluffs north of Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In this episode of Grand Adventure we're camping on the riverbank in Pinicon Ridge Park, a 966-acre Linn County recreation area that includes not only some of the nicest county park camping that we've found, but also American Elk, an observation tower, watercraft rentals, fabulous hiking and more. Come along and explore with us!
Filmed: August 21-23, 2022
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- 0:00 Intro
- 0:55 Flying Squirrel Campground
- 4:55 The best fly traps ever
- 6:08 RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding
- 8:14 Pinicon Ridge Park
- 10:15 Hiking at Pinicon Ridge
- 12:58 Central City, Iowa
- 13:32 Kayaking the Wapsi
- 22:09 Wrap-up and what's next
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- Our campsite https://goo.gl/maps/753A3kncHMLm7ngs5
- Linn County Parks https://www.linncountyiowa.gov/960/Parks
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We're based in Salt Lake City, Utah during the winter months, and invite you to come along as we travel all around the U.S. My wife Patricia and I, and dog Zoe are avid boondockers, so while you'll occasionally find us in RV parks or even dry campgrounds, we're usually camped in some of the most remote and beautiful spots that you could ever pull a travel trailer into. We've now transitioned from "long-timing" for six months a year, to living and traveling in our RV full-time.
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