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

8/24 – 8/30

Telluride Historical Walk

The cloudy and rainy weather continues for the next several days.  For the weekend, I stay around camp reading, relaxing, working on computer and so forth. On Monday, I go into Telluride for lunch and to take the self-guided Historic Walking Tour. As you enter town, turn right at the roundabout. A couple blocks to the south is the Carhenge free public parking lot. This is the best place to park as the town is small enough that everything is in easy walking distance.  Read More

Telluride and Last Dollar Road

8/19 – 8/23

On Monday morning, I have an appointment at Humphrey RV in Grand Junction to have a new screen door installed. The screen door was defective on the Nash when I purchased it, with big gaps at the top and bottom. When I arrived in Colorado this summer, I went to Humphrey RV to have a couple warranty items done. At that time, they also ordered a new door from Lippert. Sunday afternoon, 8/19, I pull out of my campsite on Rabbit Ears Pass and drive to Rifle, CO. There is a rest area on the Colorado River with a small park. Since this is at a low elevation, I time my arrival for late afternoon so the temperature would be cooling off. From here it is about an hour drive in to Grand Junction.  Read More

The Zirkel Circle

August 12 – 19

During my second week in Steamboat Springs, the weather turns rainy, so it’s a laid back week. Monday I spend a few hours at the public library. I need to update Windows on the laptop and iOS/apps on iPhone and iPad. It takes a while to complete everything.

On Wednesday, I drive north to the town of Clark. One of the most popular hikes in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness is here – the Zirkel Circle. Read More