Last week we scouted out an old mining camp in the California Desert called Clair Camp.
You have since noticed the Radcliffe Mine high on the mountainside to the Southwest of the camp. However, the topographical map doesn't show a road to the mine site, which means a long steep hike if you want to visit this site. This is a great time to compare what shows on the map against what is shown on Google Earth. Google Earth verifies what you will find on the ground, a picture never lies! After entering Radcliffe Mine on Google Earth, you notice a road to the mine coming from the east. Scrolling along the road quickly reveals a route from the camp to the mine site complete with GPS coordinates. Enjoy your adventure.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.