After my time in Crested Butte I moved on to Breckenridge. Having never been to the area, I was really just expecting sort of a “touristy” place and not much else. Wow was I surprised. My original plan was to hang out at the Prospector Campground above the Dillon Reservoir for a week and figured I would be ready to move on
by then. Turns out there is TONS to do in this area. The Jeep trails around here are incredible. I think I ended up with more that 250 miles of 4wheeling in the area. There were incredible passes such as Webster, Mosquito and Deer Creek just to name a few of my favorites. The views and scenery were insane. I believed the area around Telluride was the best I had seen, but this place may be even better. Not only was the scenery awesome, many of the trails are actually semi challenging, unlike all those around the (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
My time at the cabin in Forest Lakes was very relaxing. I had a good solid two weeks and it went by quickly. I handled some RV projects, including the installation of my hot water recirculation system. I made a video on that install that I embedded below. I also build a storage box system in the Rubicon, completed a video
on that project as well. I managed to get the cabin all cleaned up and organized my little storage room and garage. Beyond that, it was really a lot of just working and relaxing. I did have my friend Joe come up with his son and a friend for a weekend. Been more than a year since we had a chance to catch up. We our course played a ton of darts, enjoyed some beer, went hiking at the lake and just generally enjoyed the cool mountain air. It was great to get caught up. I closed up the cabin for the extended period I will be gone and pointed the RV back towards Flagstaff.
I scheduled to arrive a couple of days before the Made in the Shade Beer Festival. As I believed I mentioned previously, it has been four years since I have attended this event. While we lived in Arizona it was an annual trip for many many years. My cousin and other friends would be making there way up to Flagstaff on Friday in their fifth wheel for the weekend. My great friend Allen also decided to make his way up from Prescott to join in the fun and hang with me in the Seneca. As an added surprise for everyone, my oldest son Matthew was given a weekend off from the Army in Georgia and he also came up and joined us! It was almost like old (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Leaving the civilization of San Diego, I made my way to a lack of civilization. It was a nice drive into the desert from the ocean. My next week or so would be spent at Sawtooth Campground, a really nice BLM campground about fifteen miles South of Barstow, CA. While it may not seem like a glamorous spot, it was a great week. I
am amazed that the campground is at no cost, absolutely free, while still having tons of amenities. There are bathrooms, each site has a shade canopy as well as concrete picnic table, fire ring and BBQ. The canopy was a perfect spot to hang the hammock, a location I managed to spend a lot of time throughout the week. The canyon in which it is located is amazing. Surrounded by jagged lava-like peaks and sheer cliffs. It’s a popular spot for rock climbers. Day climbers came out some days, which provided great entertainment. It was cool to (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
After the Xscapers convergence wrapped in Joshua Tree, it was on to Borrego Springs. I’ve been in the area before and really enjoy all the things to do and see there. John and Becky of AdventureNext continued to
travel along with me and have never been to the area. Our boondocking spot on Rockhouse Rd was WAY different than the last time I was here, maybe five total other rigs. But, this is due to the fact we are right at the end, if not past the season for this area. Temps were predicted to climb into the 90’s possibly during the stay. We took advantage of the cool mornings and got in some hiking, checking out both “the slot” and the (more…)by Kurt Kuhl
Feels strange to be actually sitting and writing again. We have been in Phoenix, aside from a few little side trips, since October 13th!! Both Toni and I are a bit stir crazy (okay maybe alot stir crazy) but it has been a productive winter. While we were aware that we would be in Phoenix several months, we underestimated how long it would feel. After nearly two years of fairly constant motion, to be stationary this long just re-enforces that we love being on the road.
Our primary reason for the long stay was some medical work we have had planned for Toni for several years. I am happy to report that she is recovering very well and on the tail end of rehab. While it will not be until mid-February that we truly have the string cut and we are free, our anticipation for departure is becoming pretty intense. One of the things we like about or nomadic lifestyle is that we can deal with about any situation.
So what have we been up to in Phoenix, wow, it had been crazy. Of course we have been able to spend some quality time with friends and family and it has been amazing. Being on the road (more…)by Kurt Kuhl