A Crash Course in Backpacking

August 8, 2017 | 20

Hello! This is part 2 of my Isle Royale backpacking travelogue! If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you’ll want to start there! July 22, Day 1 (continued) Lets see, where were we? Oh yes, just off the ferry at Rock Harbor with 50+ pound packs, ominous clouds, and 2.7 miles to our first stop…

Navajo National Monument, AZ

April 8, 2017 | 26

Days fall into a routine along Camino Real road south of Cottonwood, AZ. Breakfast is usually had with hot air balloons for company. After breakfast, I take a walk. On April 3rd, another storm blows through. This one comes as a surprise, as early as noon the weather forecast wasn’t calling for anything significant. But…

View from the Top

January 12, 2017 | 32

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 | 19

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…

Joshua Tree Rocks

March 26, 2016 | 16

March 25, Friday It’s been sunny and breezy at my camp near Joshua Tree, CA. While the sunsets haven’t been as spectacular the past couple days, the golden hour never disappoints. I like the town, too. It has a quirky combination of thrift and vintage stores, outfitters, artsy shops and cafes, and three highly rated…

Best Kind of Travel Day

March 18, 2016 | 30

March 15, Tuesday As I’m putting up the latest blog post, I hear a vehicle go past. Being nosy I lean forward in the dinette to look through the screen door… it’s another Casita! Caravanning with it is a Roadtrek, they park in the site just up the hill from me. About an hour after…

Joshua Tree Teaser and Caulking

March 15, 2016 | 44

March 11, Friday I open my eyes in the morning, and immediately know something is off. Where is the sun? It’s a rare overcast day in the desert. Around noon the wind is suppose to pick up, the park is under a wind advisory. Well, not making any day trips today. Luckily there are other…

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