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#57

Highway 395, Mono Lake and Mammoth Lakes Area

Starting from Reno just after Halloween we traveled down Highway 395 all the way south to Ridgecrest (only to travel up north in a loop to be back in Reno for Christmas and then back south in another loop once the new year started, but that’s a different story). View of Mono Lake from the 395 S I still think the 395 is one of the...

#56

Mojave National Preserve

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the desert. At all. I'll take frozen toes and cold coffee over the dusty plains of the southwest any day. But...but the Mojave National Preserve is...fine I guess. As good as the southwest goes (minus the Sonoran desert. We haven't been there yet so the verdict is still out). Ivanpah M...

#53

Winter camping in a vintage trailer

This post contains affiliate links.  It turns out, while everyone keeps chasing those perfect 70 degree weather, we’re “stuck” in the cold more often than we’d like to admit. Well, not really stuck. We just like to pretend like these are all funny accidents, but keeping it real: We just really like the snow (well, mos...

#52

Yosemite – What we did and hikes

We tend to visit Yosemite always just a few weeks before they close the pass, which means it’s one, very empty, and two, very cold (at least the nights). With Tioga pass at 10,000 ft, and Tuolumne meadows at 8600ft, as soon as the sun sets its COLD! But until then we got to hike in perfect t-shirt weather, and - even better - witho...

#46

Joshua Tree National Park, CA

  [easy-image-collage id=2887] We’ve spent some time at Joshua Tree two years ago, still with Betty and fairly new to this whole traveling/boondocking/meeting friends on the road thing. It was still one of the most epic groups/camping experience we had so far and we were not expecting this trip to top the experience on that dry lake...

#37

Death Valley aka Photodump

I wasn’t so sure what to think about Death Valley before heading there. You kinda get the feeling that every inch  had been photographed a million times, which gives you the false impression of already knowing that place before actually heading there. We decided not to take the trailer since the road going in from the west is na...

#36

American Girl Mine and Trona Pinnacles

We were stuck in Yuma, AZ for way too long, actually since our Axle broke. But still we decided to stay at American Girl Mine just outside the city for a little longer until everything found its place in the new trailer and we felt at least remotely at home. What we actually did: Everyone got sick and we spend nights with puking fever...

#35

Sand

After Borrego Springs everybody headed to a boondocking spot close to Yuma, about 20 miles west. Everyone except us. We were stuck in a hotel with no car or home. So when everything was settled, all our stuff brought into the trailer, all the maintenance done, we headed back into the desert. Well, by now everyone but one family has le...

#34

New Years

We started the new year on the wrong foot. Or, to be fair, it started going downhill on day 5. That’s when we left the party at Borrego Springs and the start of a long trip. But first things first. Christmas After an awesome week at the Joshua Tree Dry Lake Bed with friends we traveled to Joshua Tree South to hang out with...

#32

Joshua Tree Dry Lake

Staying at the Mohave Desert was great, Mittry Lake was fun but the Joshua Tree Dry Lake Bed was awesome. I think the pictures may be better at describing how awesome it was. We pretty much kicked the kid out in the morning and shooed her in in the evening. The dust was everywhere and after we left we had a day at the Laundromat and t...