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I am one of those people who never really explored mainland much. I had been on Rhoda back when it was mostly a dog park and then became private lots. For the first few years Rhoda was lovely, but over time it sort of degraded. I moved on and had the misfortune of finding regions with people putting up anything anywhere... and it wasnt pretty. I walked away (to Bellisseria) with the impression that mainland was an ugly mess to be avoided if at all possible.

Recently the BBB started some Embassies which have been exposing me to some of the beauty that is on the mainlands. It turns out there is some amazing stuff on the mainland.

I did a tour of Mount Campion National Forest last Saturday, and it took my breath away. There are multiple regions of beautifully decorated forest with trails, lovely meadows, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. There is also a massive cave system to explore. I was astonished at how scenic and serene it is here. And there is SO MUCH to see here... amazing stuff!

The area surrounding their Headquarters building http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campion/109/107/285 is particularly lovely and motivated me to snap a few photos. I would like to share them with you.

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I particularly love the hanging rope bridges in RL and was thrilled to see that Mt Campion had some as well. In fact, I was standing on this bridge enjoying the view when I decided that I really must take some pictures. So here is a picture of that bridge.

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A Belli friend and I had done the tour Saturday morning. We were so excited about it (so much breathtaking stuff to see in this park) that we both rented campsites in the park so that we could have a home base to explore from.

Pretty much all I have done the last two days is set up my campsite and explore this park --for about 12 hours each day. I still get lost here, especially in the massive cave system, but it is great fun.

I just wanted to share this wonderful find with you all.

It turns out there is a nice self-guided tour of the park.. it covers only a portion of the park but takes about 90 minutes to do... there is so much to see here. There are tour signs that look like arrows (50 stops worth). If you touch the sign, it talks to you (in local chat). Some of it is just directions on how to get to the next spot on the tour, but others have a lot of fun and informative information.

If you would like to enjoy this self-guided tour, here is the starting point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highflyer/32/219/130

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7 minutes ago, Teresa Firelight said:

A Belli friend and I had done the tour Saturday morning. We were so excited about it (so much breathtaking stuff to see in this park) that we both rented campsites in the park so that we could have a home base to explore from.

Pretty much all I have done the last two days is set up my campsite and explore this park --for about 12 hours each day. I still get lost here, especially in the massive cave system, but it is great fun.

I just wanted to share this wonderful find with you all.

It turns out there is a nice self-guided tour of the park.. it covers only a portion of the park but takes about 90 minutes to do... there is so much to see here. There are tour signs that look like arrows (50 stops worth). If you touch the sign, it talks to you (in local chat). Some of it is just directions on how to get to the next spot on the tour, but others have a lot of fun and informative information.

If you would like to enjoy this self-guided tour, here is the starting point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highflyer/32/219/130

Its a lovely place indeed! I was on a tour with Drivers of SL But ofc We used horses and not cars  on the mountain. 🤣 It was  so much fun But gosh I got lost a lot! As soon as I didnt keep up with the others i was toast 😅 and when we eventually reached the top we used the hang glider to get down again. Very worthy to visit ❤️

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I've been out to Mount Campion a few times, but I really haven't spent enough time there to thoroughly explore.  I hadn't realized there were campsites to rent, or that there was a guided tour.  I might have to make a trip out there sometime in the near future. 

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There are dozens of other places just like this. You need to walk down mainland roads to find them.

Belli is boring compared to the mainland if you walk and explore instead of teleporting everywhere.

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8 hours ago, Ziggy Starsmith said:

There are dozens of other places just like this. You need to walk down mainland roads to find them.

Belli is boring compared to the mainland if you walk and explore instead of teleporting everywhere.

Belli has cool places to discover too, but I absolutely recommend people to explore mainland! There are amazing creations out there on the grid.

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I love Campion, I run around there as a wolf a ton. Getting lost there is very calming.

Infact, these two pics I've posted before in the Avatar forum section were snapped there! I think it's quite a hidden gem, more people should do a little hike through it.

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8 hours ago, Teresa Firelight said:

So MissB, did you bring those critters with you? or are they squatters who you have to negotiate with in order to live there with them?

((very cute setup the way you are doing your yard))

 

Thank you Teresa!

 I have lots of marshmallows in my pantry.  They followed the scent!  I got this cute set up at Potamac Signature Homes -- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Potomac Signature Homes/157/152/26

So many nice creations here for cabin or living in the woods and more. 

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8 hours ago, Teresa Firelight said:

Since we are showing homes, I thought I would show my campsite as well. Most people pitch a tent, but I put up a tiny shed-home instead. Love it here.. all nature and beautiful

 

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 I love how you decorated your site! Did you know there is a outhouse and a shower across the road for your house? lol

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I just moved ... a new campsite opened up that was so amazingly beautiful. It has a wooded entrance and a short stretch of river access and is surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and ferns. I love my old place, but this one is even prettier... 

... oh the good news, the park is no longer sold out (at least at the time of my writing this post). There are two camping spots available atm (just in case anyone has been wanting one).

I havent figured out how ot decorate it yet, other than putting my little shed camping shed and a waterfall. But I did want to show this place off... more decorations to come later when I figure out what I want to do....

 

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44 minutes ago, Teresa Firelight said:

I just moved ... a new campsite opened up that was so amazingly beautiful. It has a wooded entrance and a short stretch of river access and is surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and ferns. I love my old place, but this one is even prettier... 

... oh the good news, the park is no longer sold out (at least at the time of my writing this post). There are two camping spots available atm (just in case anyone has been wanting one).

I havent figured out how ot decorate it yet, other than putting my little shed camping shed and a waterfall. But I did want to show this place off... more decorations to come later when I figure out what I want to do....

 

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That little waterfall is nice. What about a campfire with s'mores or hotdogs?

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