In this weekly roundup, Togo RV shares the top stories and features that are impacting and shaping the RV community. We cover everything from news and travel updates to gear and gadgets, and all the good stuff in between.
Incredible National Park Facts and Stats
Did you know you can find the world’s largest tree (by volume), experience the hottest temperatures in the world, and visit the longest cave system all within the National Park Service’s (NPS) 423 units? National Geographic rounded up several surprising stats about the parks, monuments, seashores, and other properties within the NPS system. Check out where you can find the only national park located below the equator, the smallest national park by area, the largest canyon in the world, and other incredible NPS facts.Read more from National Geographic
Have You Heard of Mosquito Forecasting?
You might be familiar with checking the weather forecast and maybe even the allergy index, but did you know you could also check the mosquito forecast? OFF!, a popular manufacturer of insect repellent, offers OFF!Cast, a 7-day mosquito forecasting tool that’s available for any U.S. zip code. If you’re planning a camping trip, this information can ensure you’re prepared.Read more from OFF!
Check out This Wrangler-Inspired Jeep EV Coming in 2024
Jeep shared its first images of the Recon and Wagoneer electric SUVs, which are expected to roll out in 2024. The Recon drew inspiration from the classic Wrangler design with removable doors and roof panels, and will only be offered as an EV. Since off-roading is part of Jeep’s DNA, the Recon will feature upgraded axles, under-body protection, and all-terrain tires. The Wagoneer S (official name still pending) will be an all-electric model of the already popular Wagoneer SUV, and it’s expected to have a large battery with a significant range. Jeep hopes to have 50 percent of U.S. sales going to EVs by 2025.Read more from The Verge
Meet Solo Stove’s Mesa Table-Top Fire Pit
Solo Stove debuted its smallest smokeless pit yet, the Mesa table-top fire pit. Like the company’s larger campfire products, the Mesa easily lights, taking the stress and mess out of your campfire. Add pellets (for use with the included pellet adapter) or traditional wood and allow the Signature 360° Airflow to work its magic. An included stand allows you to place the Mesa on practically any surface, including wood, glass, and more. The small size and portability makes this a camping-friendly option that you can take almost anywhere.Read more from Outdoor Sportswire
The Best National Parks for Hiking
With more than 44,000 miles of trails, National Park Service sites are a hot spot for hikers, but which trails are the best? USA Today listed 10 national parks with the top hiking trails. Yellowstone rounded out third place, with 267 trails running alongside the unique geothermal features and through beautiful scenery. Coming in second was Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited in the U.S., but Yosemite took the top spot with 278 trails that earned high reviews for the epic views.Read more from USA Today
TAXA Takes on Tailgating With the Woolly Bear
Fans of tailgating should check out TAXA Outdoors’s new deluxe Woolly Bear Tailgate Edition trailer, which makes it easy to cook and entertain, all while representing your favorite team. A pop-open tent allows up to three people to camp, and underneath the sturdy cargo deck, you’ll find lockable storage compartments offering 12-volt outlets. Upgrade to the Pro Edition to add a Dometic freezer-fridge combo, awning, Bluetooth speaker, 140-watt solar panel with an inverter, and cooking tools.Read more from TAXA Outdoors
Michigan Aims to Connect EV Technology With Outdoor Recreation
Electric vehicles and the great outdoors are two popular themes in 2022 and beyond. Michigan is hoping to capitalize on both by working on infrastructure advancements that will make it easier for EVs to support outdoor recreation, as well as local businesses. Future developments could include e-bike rentals, electric snowmobile production, and electric vehicle chargers at campgrounds and state parks. As leaders in Michigan’s outdoor industries look to the future, they hope to be ahead of the curve.Read more from Michigan Advance