Ajo, Arizona 2019

February 5th to 25th

Tuesday morning I depart Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, driving about 30 miles north to the town of Ajo. Ajo is a lovely town with a large winter snowbird population. Read More

January 30 to February 5

Monday morning I leave Saddle Mountain BLM to drive south to Organ Pipe Cactus NM. My friends Cindy and Scott, who I met at Kofa last year and also camped with at Quartzsite, were going there to meet up with a jeeping group they are part of. I was planning to go there also, so we arranged to camp together. Read More

Western Arizona

January 12 to January 30

Yuma

On Saturday, January 12, I leave Kofa NWR and return to Yuma. Actually, I camp in Winterhaven, CA, just across the AZ state line. The Colorado River is the boundary between Arizona and California in this area. I return to Ogilby Road where I camped last year. I need to do some things in Yuma. Read More

KOFA National Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday, January 6th, I leave Tucson bound for Kofa NWR. The distance is more than I like to travel in one day, so I stop for the night at Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino near Maricopa, which is just over 100 miles away. Many of the casinos in the west permit RVs to park overnight. Read More

A Laid-Back December

As the New Year approaches, I am still in Tucson. It has been nice to have a less hectic travel schedule. I’ve attended fiestas in the area, done some sightseeing, hiking and reading. Read More

November In Tucson

Thursday, November 1, I drive the 75 miles or so north to Tucson. Last year I was there only a short while. There is a lot to do in the area, and I’m looking forward to returning. Once again I camp at the Snyder Hill BLM area that is southwest of the city. Although not the most scenic place, it is conveniently located for exploring the area, and grocery stores, etc. are nearby. Read More

Sierra Vista, AZ

October 19 to October 31

On Friday, October 19, I leave Elephant Butte Lake State Park in New Mexico headed for Sierra Vista, AZ. It is about a 300 mile drive so I plan to take two days. Read More

South Through New Mexico

Aztec, NM

Monday morning, October 8, I finish breaking down camp and pull out of Sundance RV Park in Cortez. As I begin to move forward from the traffic light and make the right turn onto the highway, I hear this big thump and then a loud scraping noise. I get stopped, put on my emergency flashers, and jump out to see what happened.  Read More

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10/4 – 10/7

I have been monitoring a San Juan National Forest web page that shows how far along the aspens are to peak color. It is interesting to see how much it varies between different areas. Telluride was about ten days behind the Silverton area. Cortez is only 75 miles from Telluride, and it was in my plans to drive back up there to see the aspens. Read More

8/30 – 10/3

I had intended to stay in the Telluride area through Labor Day. With lots of rain in the forecast for early next week, I decided to take advantage of a sunny day on Thursday 8/30 to pull out of my Last Dollar Road campsite. The plan is to head south to the Dolores/Cortez area for an extended stay. I have spent very little time in the Four Corners and would like explore that area. Also, I have a lot of chores that I want to do which would be easier in a campground with full hookups instead of a boondock campsite.  Read More