Anthony Lake Hike and… EARLY SNOW

Anthony Lake on October 30 – deserted & snowy?! Dateline: October 30 – a damp, but promising early morning in La Grande, Oregon with a planned (short) hike around Anthony Lake (about 35 miles away.) Temperatures in La Grande were reasonably mild (mid 40’s) with the promise of some sun during the day. As autumn … Read more

Revisiting the Boulder Creek Lodge – and something new…

Boulder Creek Lodge – Hall, Montana Boulder Creek Lodge is run by a wonderful couple with an amazing story. For those who visit, I’ll let Patrick tell you his story. I was last here in 2015, that time without my (old) camper as it was in rehab in Helena (landing gear issues). I stayed one … Read more

Winter RV Camping Near Phenomenal Ski Resorts

SKIING AND RV’ing – PERFECT TOGETHER! It was a deal breaker. Yep, I had to know if I bought a RV that there would be a place to “camp” (aka – park it) at or near great skiing out west. And… YES THERE IS! In fact, there are MANY campgrounds that are OPEN ALL WINTER … Read more

RV Camping in Washington State – A September Experience

RV’ing in Washington from East to West – in September As I approach my 7th year “on the road”, after leaving my summer RV sales gig early this year (on Aug. 4th), I decided to expand my horizons and push farther westward than I had in my previous journeys. I decided it was time to … Read more

It’s days like TODAY that make me KNOW why I LIVE & TRAVEL in a RV…

Evans Campground – Roosevelt National Recreation Area It’s late afternoon, the sun is playing hide and seek with clouds, the breeze is quite present as I sit lakefront at a site with a million-dollar view – and its all mine for the next week (or so)! I’m here to enjoy the pristine environment, paddle a-lot … Read more

A Phenomenal National Forest Campsite & A reflection on the “on the road” lifestyle

Lonesomehurst “NFS” Campground & a new toy!! Wow – its been quite a day! A new bicycle seat install yesterday (much more on this soon), then kayaking a new lake this morning in a NEW kayak (more on this below!), a test ride on my (relatively) new bicycle and brand new bike seat this afternoon, … Read more

Dubois, Wyoming – Gateway to Jackson and Yellowstone – some insiders tips

The Town of Dubois Wyoming – Gateway to Yellowstone & Teton National Parks and the town of Jackson… A small town (about 1000 folks) situated about 70 miles east of Jackson and Yellowstone, but without the congestion of Jackson (or the expense.) Since West Yellowstone (also expensive – rv sites in excess of $70/night) is … Read more

Tough Creek Campground – Boysen State Park – Wyoming camping at its BEST!

On The Road Again – and a brief taste of Autumn Strong thunderstorms followed by a windy night that felt colder than it was. It was an autumnal wind. The first I’ve felt in months, and my first night “on the road” after leaving my RV consulting job at the now failing RV dealership in … Read more

Shopping for a camper at “the big camper store” – A Deceptive Experience

Shopping for a camper (RV, trailer, etc.)? Read & Learn from this… I was curious… real curious. I was approached by a client with whom I was working to find the right fifth wheel for their family. They called me to report they saw the same model at “the big camper store” (I will not … Read more

Buying a RV? Tips for choosing the ideal RV length…

Buying a RV? How long is the IDEAL length… RV length when buying a RV is a topic near and dear to my heart! I’ve been full-timing (living full time) in a 5th wheel since late 2011. Personally, I just downsized from a 38′ 2″ (real length) fifth wheel to a 34′ 11″ 5er. And… … Read more