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The Mount St. Helens Ranger District is currently seeking volunteer campground hosts to work for part of the upcoming vacation season. They are looking for individuals or couples who have a motorhome or a travel trailer and will would be willing to spend part or all of their summer at the campground, according to a news release.

Photo of Lower Falls

Photo of Lower Falls

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least 30 days and are required to be present every weekend. The position requires that the volunteers camp at Lower Falls Campground on the upper North Fork Lewis River along Forest Road 90. Volunteers would help the U.S. Forest Service with visitor information, restroom cleaning and light maintenance of the campgrounds.

Hosts are provided with a free campsite, an identifying sign, training materials and information brochures for public distribution. Laundry facilities are nearby and reimbursement for propane will be provided.

The Mount St. Helens Ranger District is part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

“A helpful personality is perhaps the most important qualification for being a good campground host,” said Deputy District Ranger Diana Perez in a news release. “Other qualifications include an interest in the outdoors and a fondness for people. … Liking people and wanting to help not only affects the pleasure of campground users, but also enjoyment of being a host.”

Anyone interested in applying can contact Diana Perez at 360-449-7843.


Rand McNally TripMaker® RVND™ 5510 For RVers

Rand McNally TripMaker® RVND™ 5510 For RVers

After extensive research and beta testing in the RVing community, Rand McNally has released the TripMaker® RVND™ 5510 – the first navigation device designed specifically for RVers.

“We’ve listened carefully to members of the RVing community, who told us overwhelmingly that they would be interested in purchasing a GPS if it provided RV-specific routing, stops and amenities that RVers need while on the road, and things to see and do along the way. Our new TripMaker® RVND™ line will solidly deliver on these expectations,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally.

The TripMaker® RVND™ features:

RV-easy Routing

Starting with a base of award-winning navigation from Rand McNally, the TripMaker® RVND™ 5510 layers on all the information needed to have an enjoyable and safe trip in an RV. The routing includes legal (including propane and other RV-only), height and weight restrictions, right or left-turn preference based on eleven different RV types, and a quick reference to the Rand McNally Road Atlas. Turn-by-turn spoken and text directions keep the driver focused on the road ahead.

RV-critical Information

The TripMaker® RVND™ features more than 14 million points of interest – including festivals, and National, State, and Regional Parks. Other key information includes:

  • RV Campgrounds, RV Dealers and Service, Parking and Rest Areas, Travel Centers with detailed amenities such as dump stations, propane availability and more.
  • Detailed exit information and available amenities on upcoming interstate exits.
  • RVer Tools such as Checklists for set up and take down, Maintenance Logs, Trails back to your campsite, and Quick Mileage Calculators.
  • Pet friendly locations including parks, animal hospitals, and beaches.

Things to see and do along the way

In addition to routing and tools critical to RVers, the TripMaker® RVND™ features Rand McNally Editor’s Pick Content – proprietary data provided by our editorial staff with video and photos! The content includes:

  • Best of the Road® – three-to-four day adventures including unique stops, photos of the locations, maps and more to plan a memorable adventure.
  • Regional Trips, Scenic Tours, Weekend Getaways, and City Trips.
  • 12,000 researched locations that will make any trip exciting and unique.

The Rand McNally Best of the Road® program is also being featured this month in a promotion with USA TODAY (for more information,, and in the recently released 2012 Road Atlas.

The TripMaker® RVND™ 5510, will be available in North America in June with a MSRP of $349.99.  It is fully operational in English, Canadian French, and Spanish.

For more information, visit

PETE ZIMOWSKY – McClatchy Newspapers shares his RV Camper checklist:

You can bet your last canister of propane for the camp heater in a snowstorm that I’ve got a checklist. I don’t leave the garage without checking it over twice.

I’ve got my main checklist for the camper and then additions, depending on activities, such as hiking, fishing and boating. I’ve also got checklists for single- and multi-day river trips.

My wife handles the checklist for camp food, and I do the gear and rig checklist. My checklist is ever changing as we add more or refine our camping needs.

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