A Slot Canyon Hike

Wednesday, April 25th

One of the most popular hikes in this area is Wire Pass Canyon. The trailhead is on House Rock Road about eight miles south of Hwy 89. This is also part of one of the most popular hikes in the US. This hike can start at Buckskin Gulch or at Wire Pass Canyon which ends in Buckskin Gulch. The hike continues on down Buckskin Gulch to the confluence of the Paria River. And from there on to the confluence with the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. This involves hiking in the river a good part of the time. The hike is about 44 miles and takes 4 days. Read More

Beautiful Camp on the Paria River!

Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 22

Early Wednesday morning I prepare to head out for my next camp. I turn on my TPMS to get a pressure reading on the tires. I always check my tire pressure before starting out on a travel day. Usually I will check it the morning before, but didn’t this time. One of the trailer tires was down to 15 pounds – not good 😦 Read More

Sheep Bridge Road Redux

Friday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 17

Friday morning I finish breaking camp at Zion and pull out of my site around 10am. On the way out I stop to empty the holding tanks and take on fresh water. Now I’m set for a couple weeks of boondocking. Read More

Wednesday, March 28 I leave my camp near Overton, NV to head north into Utah. I want to spend a couple nights close to St. George, UT to do some shopping, laundry, get a haircut, etc. There is some BLM land right on the south side of St. George in the Arizona Strip which would be very convenient for running my errands. I arrive early afternoon. There are quite a few RVs camped here so spots are limited.  I find a site that isn’t too close to others. Read More

Overton NV & Valley of Fire

From Organ Pipe, I worked my way north.  I had planned to stop in the Lake Havasu City area for a couple days.  However the two camping areas I had in mind on the north side of town were too crowded.  And after already driving through the city, I decided just to continue on north to Overton, NV where I plan to stay for a couple weeks or so. Read More

Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7

I stayed around Ajo a while longer hoping that the little bit of rainfall in the area might result in some flowers blooming in the desert. Monday morning I drive 35 miles south to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Read More

A slower pace for winter

Thursday, February 22

Since I am hanging around in southern Arizona this winter in order to avoid really cold weather, I’m finding that the pace of life is much slower.  After being on the go so much last year, it is a nice change. Read More

A new camp – this is more like it!

Wednesday, February 14

After driving down thru Organ Pipe and realizing how far it is from Why, I revise my plans for the next couple weeks.  Its 60 miles round trip down to the areas where the scenic drives and trails are.  Too far to drive back and forth.  So I decide to spend a week or ten days in the Ajo area and then move down to the campground in the park. Read More

Back to the Sonoran Desert

February 10, Saturday

This morning I get on the road at 10am PT, but since I’m heading east, after about 10 miles I enter mountain time zone, and promptly lose an hour. 😦  There are a couple things I need to pick up at Fry’s so I exit at Fortuna Road. The Shell station next door has a dump station and is my next stop.  The fee is a very reasonable $5.00.  When leaving camp I had gone west two miles on I-8 to the rest stop which has potable water and filled my fresh water tank. So I am set for my next camp. Read More

January 29 to February 10

 

I’m running low on staple grocery items, so Monday morning I hitch up and head for Yuma.  Yuma has a resident population of close to 100,000.  It has a nice selection of stores, restaurants, etc. When the winter snowbirds arrive, there are about 300,000 people in the area. Read More