“Camp Desert Retreat” near Fossil Falls, south of Lone Pine, California
The crew and I camped alone in a vast basin of dry grass and volcanic rock between bare mountains. Definitely our most secluded and quietest camp yet!
Sawtooth Canyon, south of Barstow, California
First we went to Sawtooth Campground where we camped last year. It was full so we went across the highway to boondock. I was dismayed by the destruction of the road and plants that had occurred in only one year.
After a while I was able to look past the damage and see the beauty which remained.
“Orocopia Camp,” I-10 exit #168, east of Indio, California
Although there are more picturesque campsites in the canyon further up the road, we made a camp more convenient to the interstate, as I planned to leave in the morning. This was at the edge of the Orocopia Wilderness.
Dome Rock, west of Quartzsite, Arizona
Bridget, Spike, and I took many walks together in the desert at Dome Rock.
This photo was taken during an early morning walk with the crew from our Dome Rock camp. I like the way the light played on the hills and mountains.
The Scenic Road RV Park, Quartzsite, Arizona
The batteries in the Perfect Tow Vehicle and the Best Little Trailer soak up electricity at a commercial rv park. I soak up the hot water in the shower house!
Mittry Lake Wildlife Refuge, Yuma, Arizona
A Great Egret stood sentry over Mittry Lake the day we arrived. Our timing was good. Several lakeside camps were vacant and the usual hooligans weren’t there to kick up dust with their vehicles.
I like this long view across autumn colors.
Bridget and I relaxed at the water’s edge. Spike, however, had to go for a soak, which he did.
Sidewinder Road, off Ogilby Road in California, west of Yuma, Arizona
As the year winds down, the crew and I settle in for the winter months. I try to catch up on maintenance tasks neglected during our travels.
Our Sidewinder Road camp is a handy base for running into Yuma to complete errands. One is not limited to 14 days and it’s free boondocking, of course.
Palm Canyon, Kofa Wildlife Refuge, Route 95 between Yuma and Quartzsite
Spike, Bridget and I arrive at Kofa Wildlife Refuge the day of Christmas Eve. We make this dramatic setting our home through Christmas and into the new year.
The palms of Palm Canyon, seen on a hike with friends and Kofa volunteers, Bill and Ann.
I hope you enjoyed these seven photo essays reviewing our travels and camps of 2013.
What will 2014 bring? Where will the crew and I travel?
Whatever we do, wherever we go, I hope you will come along with us!
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