Prior to taking a break for the Seattle RV & Outdoor Recreation Show, we were searching for a lost mine which continues to be lost as no one has completed the challenge.
Follow along as I scout out another place to adventure in the California Desert.
I will make this one a little easier as it is a more well-known site.
Go to: http://maptech.mytopo.com/onlinemaps/index.cfm and click on the Maptech MapServer link. Enter "Clair Camp" in the Enter City or Place Name box and "California" in Select State box then hit the Go! button. Shortly, Clair Camp will be displayed on the center of a topographic map. Next hold your cursor over the camp and you will see coordinates displayed at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Visiting this site is now just a matter of posting the coordinates in your GPS and hitting the go to button. Of course, using roads will be a big help in getting there, but by zooming out and scrolling on the map you will soon have a route plotted to the forlorn mining camp.
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.