Here’s a glimpse of our life on the road last year. We had a wonderful trip from Maryland to California and back in our Four Wheel Campers flatbed Hawk on a RAM2500 Cummins Diesel. The frequent rain, cold temperatures, some snow, and many many windy days reminded us why we bought the camper. Although friends and relatives asked us to stay in their homes, we spent every night in the camper and cooked the vast majority of our meals on the road. Having an indoor galley is the bomb!
It was a very noisy night with howling wind, something banging and sand raining on the rocking camper. We were grateful for another hot shower and soak before leaving Delight’s Hot Spring Resort.
There were always vehicles parked by the one undeveloped hot spring in Tecopa so this trip we stopped to take a look. The people in the water said mud mites were not a problem despite the warning sign. Continue reading Crowbar, Las Vegas, Valley of Fire 11.03.2015
We went to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center to check on road conditions and the camper just barely fit under the covered parking. Most roads were still closed from the flash floods including CA 178 south of Badwater where 10 miles of pavement and roadbed were destroyed. The damage was so extensive, it took almost a year to repair. Continue reading Badwater, Dates & Tecopa 11.02.2015
The wind was still howling when we woke up and we were grateful that the damp dunes reduced the amount of blowing sand.
Our destination was Saline Valley and since the north road was still closed we drove back down to Big Pine then south to Lone Pine and the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center to check the weather report and road conditions (there is no cell service in Death Valley). From there we took CA 136 to CA 190 into Death Valley National Park and the south road to Saline Valley. Continue reading The Long Way to Saline Valley 10.29.2015