View from the Top

January 12, 2017 |

January 6, Friday Julie and I arrive at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at about 10 am, we need to get some hiking done! Two days ago when we visited we ended up driving a long one-way road which was really pretty, but there was little time to hike. Many parks and monuments have this…

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

January 9, 2017 |

January 3, Tuesday It’s another gray day in the desert. The tank status also dictates that it’s moving day. I pack up camp at Buckeye Hills Recreation Area and before long Julie and I are cruising down 85 to Gila Bend, AZ where I dump tanks at a Love’s Travel stop and take on water…

Desert Dreaming

January 5, 2017 |

December 30, Friday My boondocking spot at the end of Robbins Road in Buckeye Hills Recreation Area calls to me to come out and explore, but there hasn’t been time for a hike yet. Yesterday was spent preparing for my best friend Julie’s arrival, today I drive into Phoenix to collect her from the airport.…

Arizona Bound

January 2, 2017 |

December 26 (continued) After climbing down from the White Mountains, 70 meets up with US54 in the town of Tularosa, New Mexico. I point Bertha’s nose south and cruise through Alamogordo, after which 70 splits off again and continues southwest. Not far out of town lies Holloman Air Force Base. After passing the proper exits…

RV Views, 2016 (part 1)

November 22, 2016 |

Alright! IO seems to be up and working again (the issues last night were due to a problem with the server that hosts IO), so I’m not going to bed until I get this post up. I started a tradition a while back of taking pictures through Cas’ windows at the various places I camped…

A Very Tentative Summer Plan

March 8, 2016 |

March 4, Friday It’s another sunny day here at Picketpost Mountain. In the morning I work on the blog, then take a break around noon for lunch and to go for a walk. Sometimes I head west on ATV trails, sometimes I get on Happy Camp Road (no lie, that’s what Google Maps calls the…

Too Wild Life

March 4, 2016 |

March 1, Tuesday My camp at Picketpost Mountain in Tonto NF is a real winner. Beautiful scenery, a high enough elevation to be cooler, and there are no other campers around. I confirmed with the FS office in Globe that this is a legal place to disperse camp and that I do not need a…

On My Own

March 1, 2016 |

February 26, Friday It’s getting hot! Bertha’s thermometer showed 90 degrees the other day when I ran into town for chores. Several people have already left the BLM area here at Ehrenberg, AZ for cooler climes, and others will be pulling out within the next day or two. It’s time to move on. Evening walks…

Ehrenberg, AZ

February 23, 2016 |

With the ending of the Fiberglass rally in Quartzsite on the 15th, the last social gathering on my list for this winter is checked off. I could go anywhere from here, which is a very liberating feeling. It’s already getting into the mid 80’s during the day so I could start heading north. I’ve heard…

Quartzsite Fiberglass Rally

February 16, 2016 |

I arrive at the Fiberglass RV Rally in Quartzsite, AZ on Wednesday the 10th. It would probably be more accurate to call this a molded fiberglass rally, because that’s the kind of trailers that are here. For those not in the know, most molded fiberglass RVs are made with a top and a bottom half,…

Desert Splendor

February 12, 2016 |

My second week at Saddle Mountain BLM area near Tonopah, AZ passes all too quickly. The days have developed a pattern. I get out of bed when the sun clears the mountain and lights up the Casita. I write in the mornings, sometimes for the blog and sometimes for the book. If I start feeling…

Saddle Mountain

February 5, 2016 |

The astute reader may have been counting the days in their head and noticed that I reached the 14 day limit for Quartzsite free BLM camping long ago. I actually left Quartzsite on the 26th, time for a little catch up. January 26, Tuesday My fridge appointment in Phoenix is on Monday and I’ve run…

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