It was going to be the COLDEST 4 nights we’d ever spent in the RV and for a wimpy-butt-chill-kitty like me that meant serious stuff. We were headed deep into the Sierra Nevada Mountains at about 7,900 feet near Mammoth Lakes. Day-time running temps were forecasted at a civilized 55-60°F (13-15.5°C), but the nighttime thermometer was going to hit a [...]
A primitive, but simply gorgeous state park off Hwy 395 between Reno and Carson City in W.Nevada.
NOTE/ Review updated as of last stay Oct, 2013
Site Quality = 4/5
Although this is a primitive (non-hookup) [...]
A lovely, natural BLM boondocking area on very pretty Eagle Lake in NE California.
Location: Eagle Lake, CA (info on camping HERE)
Coordinates: 40.68785,-120.747605 (approx.). Link to map location HERE . Also see HERE
Cost: FREE (2 week stay limit)
How We Found It: I initially found the developed BLM campground (North Eagle [...]
There was something in the air that day. Usually I don’t wake up before sunrise, being far more sane than that, but for whatever reason it was pitch black when I opened my eyes and some nutty inner voice said “get up”. It really made no sense. Temps had dropped to near freezing overnight, there was undoubtedly [...]
A green and convenient stop-over on Hwy139 just south of the CA/OR border .
Site Quality = 2.5/5
Very simple sites here. There is one central dirt entry-road to the fairground camping area with large strips of grass on [...]
A few weeks ago I had a cunning plan…in fact a brilliant, one might even say genius plan. It was the scheme of a camping route, a journey of elegance and pure beauty carefully crafted along the back-roads and by-ways down south with the promise of fantastic drives, stunning vistas and…yes…even a secret absolutely-to-die-for boondocking spot.
But alas, all went [...]
I’d heard about Henderson’s ages ago. Actually our very first week in the RV an old-timer in a Monaco told us that if ever we wanted to thoroughly trick-out our ride Henderson’s Line-Up in Grants Pass was the spot to do it. Since then I’ve seen their name on forums and a bunch of other [...]
“Well Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz
If that ain’t love then tell me what is”
Loretta Lynn, 2004
When Loretta sang this duet she was smitten with Portland (and perchance a touch of gin), but I have to admit we’ve been smitten by the whole state. We’re coming to the end of a much-extended [...]
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
I was reaaallly hoping for just a tinge of fall colors, perhaps a few good hours of sun and a couple of hikes. After all, this trip was [...]
The RV is fixed (whoo hooo!! And happily humming!!), the sun is out (quite the event in Oregon this time of year) and we’re back in Portland so I can fly off to my week-end reunion in Mammoth Lakes. With that thought in mind I leave you with a few shots of the setting sun and the knowledge [...]
Where Are We Today?Boondocking near Borrego Springs, CA
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