Tags : dispersed camping

Glacial Features At My Montana Campsite

After over two weeks up on the Beartooth Plateau getting snowed on, I needed to find a new spot to camp. Montana is very generous in its dispersed camping rules, allowing you 16 days in any one spot, and then you have to relocate at least five miles away. I decided we'd head downhill and […]Read More

Spending Summer Up on the Tundra – Beartooth Highway

THIS is what I have labored long and hard for – extended boondocking capability in a beautiful setting. We first discovered this pullout along the Beartooth Highway, the 1930s road constructed as the northeast entrance to Yellowstone back in 2013, and spent a week or so camping here. I had a copy of the Custer […]Read More

Our Rendezvous with My Friend Mick

We have been on the road six years now, and one of the more interesting characters we have met in our travels is Mick the Brit. I first bumped into him on the south Oregon coast, down by Pistol River. Mick lives in Colorado with his wife Lou, and they had had a Class C […]Read More

Running from Winter in Arizona

Last you heard we were soaking up the Sedona scenery back during the first week of November. The weather was holding until then, but a check of the forecast indicated it was time to get out of town, a cold front was coming in and it was time to head down into the desert. Only […]Read More

Cosmic Camping in Sedona

Sedona, AZ is a great place to hang out and soak up the new age vibes, as well as the magnificent scenery of the Mogollon Rim  and Oak Creek Canyon. We stopped by on our way south from the Colorado Plateau and spent a week or so there, but we did it our way and […]Read More

Designated Dispersed Camping – What a Concept!

Normally, dispersed camping in National Forests is just a matter of finding a road on the Motor Vehicle Use Map with dots on each side of it and picking a likely spot, but what if it's a forest near a large city with high use rates, and you don't want people stomping all over? If […]Read More

Fall Camping in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains

If you're headed west across the northern plains, crossing mile after mile of prairie, the Bighorn Mountains in northcentral Wyoming start looking pretty good to you. That's what we were doing last week, and after driving all the way east to the Roadtrek factory and returning over the top of the Great Lakes, we were […]Read More

Oceanfront Camping at Quinault Casino in Washington

We wanted to head back to the ocean after Yan's Pacific Northwest Get-Together and our stay in Hood River National Forest, waiting for the fire situation to resolve while staying cool and non-smoky, so down the river we went, out through the Columbia Gorge and north up I-5.  Seattle loomed ahead as we took a […]Read More

RV Destinations: Returning to Our Own Lupine Meadows at Mount Hood

After Yan Seiner's Pacific Northwest Get-together we headed out for our next announced destination: Vancouver Island, as decreed by the campsite selection committee. I dutifully punched Victoria BC into the GPS, and started driving the designated route. Leaving Silver Lake headed north, we passed Fort Rock, grabbed a burger in La Pine, hit the state […]Read More

The 2015 Pacific NW Get-Together

For this year's unofficial, no-rules Pacific Northwest Roadtrek get-together, our spiritual leader Yan Seiner decided to afflict the comfortable and dragged everyone out to a spot in the national forest, a million miles from nowhere. It's literally a set of GPS coordinates  – 43.046396 N, 121.062860 W.  Very nice coordinates, though, we're in the Oregon […]Read More

Boondocking the South Oregon Coast Part 2

Since my original post on boondocking the south Oregon coast I have had some concerns voiced by people who are afraid they can't find the exact spots I'm talking about. If you have the gypsy's eye for a good place to pull in and stay a while it's easy, but if you're used to a […]Read More

After the Party – Hanging Out in Montana

The Montana Photo Safari is over, and everyone has scattered to the four winds, but we are still here, because there isn't really any reason to leave. The weather is perfect, we could use a few days of down time with nothing to do, and the easiest thing to do was just hit the grocery store, […]Read More

Trips: Ponderosa Pine Forests Out West

I am back in one of my favorite ecosystems, ponderosa pine forests in the mountainous areas of the west, and it's like I never left – everything's exactly the same. Ponderosa pine forests are an interconnected system of organisms who have been doing this together for a long, long time, and they're getting very good […]Read More

Morning: The Best Time of My RVing Day

My Best Time of Day. It wasn’t until I quit the restaurant business, back in the Jurassic period, that I realized I was a morning person. I love to wake just before dawn and watch the golden orange light slide down the trees and across the grass. Listen to the birds wake and begin to […]Read More

RV Boondocking Near Silverton, CO – Maggie Gulch

Last week I wrote about our two week RV boondocking stay on Mineral Creek, three miles west of Silverton, Colorado. After getting run out of there by all the fifth wheelers showing up for the 4th of July weekend, we decamped to another spot about five miles north of town on Bureau of Land Management […]Read More

Camping in Big Bend National Park

Now that the weather's cooling off, those of you looking for unique camping spots along the southern stretches of the country may want to consider Big Bend National Park. I was there in the spring of last year and the locale so impressed me that Big Bend made my Ten Most Breathtaking Boondocking Spots list. […]Read More

Stop and Smell the Sage

The last few years, I’ve driven out west several times. In fact, I just did recently.  It’s a long drive from Missouri.  Many folks say it’s boring, monotonous and don’t like it.  Truthfully, I don’t just drive across- I stop often and linger, sometimes for days, because I am in love with a landscape that’s […]Read More