Tag Archives | CO

traversing-the-rockies-12

Traversing the Rockies

May 10, Wednesday It’s rained a rather considerable amount the last two days here near Moab, UT. This morning, camp is mud. The ground on Klondike Bluffs road is clay, and it turns into a gooey mess when wet. Soon it feels like I’m walking on platform shoes because of all the mud stuck to […]

Continue Reading 30
Here's a photo from the top before going down

Goodbye Colorado

September 23, Friday A few of us opt to stay one more night at Salida, CO even though the convergence is officially over, and despite the strong winds, drizzle, and cold temperatures, the evening just doesn’t feel right without a campfire. So we huddle around in our cold-weather gear with our feet almost in the […]

Continue Reading 22
road-worthy-3

Road Worthy

The Xscapers SoCo Convergence is located in a beautiful spot. Set 2,000 feet lower in elevation than Leadville, the climate is distinctly dryer. The tall lodgepole and aspen forest farther north is replaced here by open fields complete with cactus and more sparse and shrubby pinon pine. This makes it easier to see the mountains […]

Continue Reading 60
whisked-away-9

Whisked Away

There have been two types of days at my camp on Turquoise Lake near Leadville CO. The first type is partly to mostly sunny and windy, but nice enough when you’re in the sun. On these days, I’ll take my camp chair down the hill to the beach and read while listening to birds call […]

Continue Reading 39
a-change-in-scenery-11

A Change in Scenery

September 8, Thursday Yesterday, Ethan left to continue his circuit of the National Parks in Colorado and Utah. This morning, I’m faced with a bit of a dilemma. This is my 15th day at the boondocking spot off of country road 48, I’ve officially gone over the 14 day limit. I had explained to the […]

Continue Reading 37
14,433-feet (15)

14,433 Feet

September 2, Friday (continued) After hearing from Ryan’s Performance Motors (otherwise known as RPM) that my truck is stuck in shop until the holiday weekend is over at the least, Ethan and I drive to Poncha Springs, CO for dinner. Thai Mini Cafe is located just north of town and Ethan has been there before […]

Continue Reading 39
dreaded-rv-breakdown (13)

The Dreaded RV Breakdown

Note: This is a travelogue post of my breakdown near Leadville, CO. If you’re looking for what to do in case of a breakdown, that post can be found here. The dispersed camping area near Leadville, CO is a curious place. My first evening there I discover that butting right up against it is a […]

Continue Reading 66
11,318-feet (8)

11,318 Feet

Last travelogue left off with Cas perched at the top of Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs, CO, easily one of the best boondocks I’ve experienced to date. Privacy, expansive views, and four bars of Verizon LTE without a booster: a winning combination. Mornings tend to be mostly sunny, afternoons tend to bring scattered thunderstorms, […]

Continue Reading 31
mountain-moods (2)

Mountain Moods

My current camp near Steamboat Springs CO is, in my opinion, the prettiest I’ve ever had. The sweeping views at the top of this hill are incredible and I just can’t get enough of it. It’s been a stormy few days up here at 10,000 feet and today I’d like to share some of the pictures […]

Continue Reading 30
entering-colorado (11)

Entering Colorado

August 14, Sunday It’s been a quiet, pleasant three nights at the Foote Access Area along the Platte River just north of Saratoga, WY. Mature cottonwood trees provide ample shade and a safe haven for all manner of critters. Twice I catch deer walking through camp, nibbling at grass still green beneath the leafy boughs. […]

Continue Reading 38
caprock-canyons-state-park-tx-23

Caprock Canyons State Park, TX

Sunday, October 4 So much for that view. I’m surprised to see fog when I step out of the Casita this morning, this being a drier environment and all. The fog comes and goes as I continue south on I25, past Trididad, CO. Near the boarder with New Mexico, the interstate climbs into mountains. Low […]

Continue Reading 38
the-long-way-around-21

The Long Way Around

Thursday, October 1 I’m about 90% sure I see a wolf when driving to my morning truck appointment in West Yellowstone. The air is cool, traffic is almost non-existant, and puddles grace the pavement from last night’s rain. Around a curve a light colored shape is trotting along the shoulder towards me on the other […]

Continue Reading 38

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes