Located in Southern Arizona between Sonoita and Rio Rico on Route 82, the small town of Patagonia is one of Arizona’s best-kept secrets. Patagonia sits along the Sonoita Creek and is surrounded by the Santa Rita and Patagonia mountain ranges of the Coronado National Forest. Mountain peaks rise nearly 2,000 feet from the desert floor, […]
One of the most accessible natural areas in Alaska is Chugach State Park. This vast park allows visitors to explore the Chugach Mountain Range just minutes from the population centers of downtown Anchorage, Palmer, or Girdwood. Chugach State Park offers access to all levels of adventure including hiking, biking, fishing, camping, glaciers, gold panning, berry […]
Alaska’s newest state campground, K’esugi Ken Campground, opened in 2017 in Denali State Park, operated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Denali State Park borders the much larger Denali National Park on the west side, about 2.75 hours drive north of Anchorage. The campground offers astounding views of the Alaska Range and Denali (formerly […]
A couple of entries ago we visited Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. In this installment, we will look at many more points of interest an adventurous RVer will want to visit while in the vicinity of the Medicine Wheel. First off are two nearby waterfalls of considerable size. The first you […]
Every boondocker has their favorite out-of-the-way campsites. Sometimes it is nice to shake things up and try a new spot. There are several websites out there that help adventure-seekers find good campsites, such as Campground Reviews and Freecampsites.net. Most public lands (USFS or BLM) offer free dispersed camping as well, although some established campgrounds on […]
In the last installment, we were exploring the mining enterprise of Bickel Camp in California’s El Paso Mountains. Old Walt Bickel was not alone for his quest for mineral wealth, as the mountains are dotted with old mine workings including the infamous Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]
Dreaming of a cool mountain getaway? Altitude’s effects on RV living might get in the way. Here’s what could happen and how to prepare for them.