Revisiting Saddle Mountain

January 8, 2018 | 10

Dec 21, Thursday With good cheer, I pack up camp at Snyder Hill BLM area in Tucson, AZ. Bertha is running well, I finally got a hike in with my friends, and now that invisible tug is pulling me westward again. Back on the road I go! The drive west on I10 is uneventful. Phoenix…

Hiking Brown Mountain

December 30, 2017 | 14

After bringing Bertha back from the shop on the 13th, I spend most of my next week in Tucson, AZ focused on work. On the 17th I drive up San Joaquin Road to visit a friend, Malia of Malia’s Miles – a solo full-timer of 16 years(!). The last time we’d gotten together was the…

Snyder Hill BLM, AZ

December 26, 2017 | 12

Having escaped the Dragoon Mountains before the hard freeze, I ride out the next couple nights at an RV park in Tucson, AZ while visiting with friends who are work-camping in the area. While there, Bertha starts running rough and the check engine light comes on – prompting me to make an appointment with the…

The Dragoon Mountains

December 10, 2017 | 18

Nov 30, Thursday (continued) From Benson, AZ I turn south down 80, which for a while follows a wash and is surprisingly green. Just before Tombstone, I veer east onto N Middlemarch Road. I’m headed for a well-known boondocking area, and all the reviews boil down to the same thing: Beautiful spot, rough road in.…

Texas Has Mountains

December 2, 2017 | 27

Nov 27, Monday After leaving my friend’s house in Lubbock, TX on the 22nd, I retrace my route back to Carlsbad on 62. There is little public land to boondock on in Texas, and the locations near Carlsbad National Park are the first you hit headed west: a gateway to boondocker’s paradise. I’m camped in…

Patreon Launch and What an Average Travel Day Looks Like

November 21, 2017 | 14

As you read this on Tuesday, I’ll be preparing to get back on the road. Since the start of the month I’ve been moochdocking in my friend Misty’s driveway in Texas (a regular occurrence when I come through this part of the country) and it’s been great to sit still while working on a solution…

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

November 10, 2017 | 23

Having arrived at Carlsbad, NM on the 27th, I spend a couple days working on the computer and hanging around camp. The van guy and I continue to be the only ones out here at this boondock spot off Dark Canyon Road, southwest of town. Traffic is pretty much non-existent on this spur road, it’s…

Escaping the Freeze

November 7, 2017 | 34

After touring Hiker Trailer in Denver, CO on the 24th, I spend one more night at St. Vrain State Park just north of Denver, and then prepare to hit the road the next day to escape the deep freeze coming later this week. October 25, Wednesday I stay at St Vrain as long as I…

Nebraska to Denver

October 27, 2017 | 54

Oct 21, Saturday In the morning, I pack up camp and leave Lions Park in Vermillion, SD. It was a good two nights, but I’ve reached my stay limit and am eager to keep heading south. Well, southwest actually. My next target destination is Denver, but it’s going to take a couple day’s driving to…

Just Another Bump in the Road

October 23, 2017 | 46

After the conclusion of the beet harvest, I stick around Leistikow Campground in Grafton, ND for a couple more days to catch up on household chores, buy food and service Bertha. By Tuesday the 17th I’m ready to get back on the road! Oct 17, Tuesday It feels like a night-driving kind of day. I’m…

Leistikow Park, ND

September 29, 2017 | 22

The small town of Grafton, ND has but one campground, so while the sign out front says Leistikow Park Campground, everyone around here just calls in Grafton Campground. This is where I’m staying while working the beet harvest. It’s directly adjacent to Leistikow Park and is owned and managed by the city, so for the…

North Dakota Bound

September 26, 2017 | 28

Sept 22, Friday Morning is a bustle of activity, getting everything put back in the proper place in the Casita for traveling – always a longer chore after being stationary a while. It starts out warm, and is certifiably hot out by the time I’m finished, a combination of humidity and clear skies have me…

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