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Trekker

Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Retired couple with a B+ van

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Dale is retired military and Colleen is retired tour bus driver/guide. We're looking forward to enjoying our retirement with our RV, but we're not wanting to be tied down to schedules and campground reservations, so that's why the Boondockers Welcome club sounds so appealing to us.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Computer skills; particularly with Apple computers. Photography. Some experience with Alaska.

Trekker's Pets

no

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have traveled mostly in the state of Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. We spend a few months each winter in the southwest mostly boondocking on BLM land.

Trekker's Hometown

Olympia, WA

Trekker's Guest Details

Trekker's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

We recently upgraded from our 1989 VW Westfalia to a 2019 Leisure Travel Van Unity which is built on a Mercedes Sprinter Van chassis.. The Unity is 25 feet long and sometimes classified as a B+, but technically it's a class C. We usually tow a 1994 Suzuki Sidekick 4x4. We have leveling jacks, but can use blocks to level if necessary. We're completely self-contained and as long as there is sunshine available we don't need to connect to power.

Trekker's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Trekker Has 1 Host Location

Raven’s Roost

Olympia, WA, US
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Trekker's References (40)

References from Hosts (1)

lhockersmith

March 2021

Wonderful couple

I had the honor of being the first host for this awesome couple. Very friendly and engaging. Had a nice conversation upon their arrival. Very lovely people. Would definitely host them again.


References from Guests (39)

sailingladytraveler

August 2021

Lovely couple, safe place

Nice people, nice place, easy to back in my class B.


EastGirlWest

August 2021

Great stay!

Just a quick overnight but our host met us outside and showed us how to plug in and gave some great local recommendations. Highly recommend!


k9campers

August 2021

Great hosts

Very welcoming, always available if we needed anything and gave good info on the areas nearby. Lovely quite neighborhood with bunnies, birds and deer. Good data for working/video conferencing with t-mobile 3 bars.


jaypoling

July 2021

GR8T HOSTs

Super Convenient/ Gave me many travel tips !! Thanks Trekker, Hope to meet up again
Best Always Jp =)


Ravjay1

July 2021

Travel plans changed.

Hosts replied so promptly to all communications and, although my travel plans had to be changed pretty early on the day of arrival, they acknowledged my notification quickly, and it appears no one was inconvenienced. The system works so smoothly and, as there’s a solution for those times when cell service is lacking, can’t be improved upon.


goingoutwiththeboyds

July 2021

Beatiful area

Trekker has a very level driveway that is easy to find and a breeze to back into. Their street is quiet with beautiful flowers in every yard.
Olympia has plenty to do - close to olympic National park and Mt rainier np, puget sound and Tumwater falls.


ontheroadagain.4yahoo.com

July 2021

2nd stay with boondockers

We had a wonderful time here. They are so friendly and told us about the area. We enjoyed the afternoon at the local park they told us about. So much history at the park and nice trail. We would stay with them again if we are in the area.


trekkin_skrzypeks

May 2021

Great quiet spot!

Trekker’s spot was peaceful, quiet and safe. Great level spot in the driveway. Near lots of amenities. And the host was super kind and gracious! Thank you!


Rvita

May 2021

Felt right at home!

What a wonderful, generous, warm, kind and friendly hosts. We enjoyed everything about our stay, from getting to know our hosts over a beautiful camp fire to being on their very well kept property. We parked our 40 foot class A in their driveway and were provided with 20 amp electric hookup which was all we needed to keep our batteries topped off.
Thank you so much. We look forward to returning and seeing you both again.


Travlinwind

April 2021

10/10

We are so thankful for kind and welcoming hosts like these two. They are a great addition to the Boondockers welcome community. Super friendly and easy to talk to. We felt very safe and welcomed during our stay. Hope we can come again some time. Thanks again!


pmabie01

April 2021

Excellent first Boondockers’ experience

Lovely hosts, clean comfortable surroundings, spacious and easy access. Gracious use of water and electricity. Great greetings and no mansplaining on how to park! Nice to not be thought less capable simply because I’m a woman. I would highly, highly recommend this place. Hope all my future Boondockers hosts are as friendly and welcoming as my first.


basicallyastronauts

October 2019

Wonderful Hosts, Beautiful Location

From the first second we pulled up at this beautiful lakefront retreat, we felt peaceful, welcome and at home. We can't thank Trekker enough for their wonderful, warm hospitality--they were even comfortable with our doggo running around their beautiful yard! We loved the tour of their rig--great conversation full of helpful tips! Highest recommendations, and hope to see them again on the next leg up North <3


Acrossthepond

October 2019

Very hospitable

We had a great night there. Very quiet neighborhood. We had some nice talking upon arrival. Thank You!


TheDivaDenise

September 2019

Warm Welcome

This was a great little spot in a residential area. The owners where are warm and friendly and exceptionally helpful. They also gave me a tip about an undeveloped county park nearby to walk the dogs and it was like stepping into another world. Lovely stay. Highly recommended. Awesome thank you


RachelleYves

August 2019

A big thank you!

We had three excellent nights at our hosts, a quiet place close to places to visit.
We had not all visited and they offered to stay for another night.
Nice, friendly and respectful people with a great boondocking experience.
They gave us lots of advice and information.
We give them the best rating and hope to see them again during our travels.
Thank you,
Rachelle & Yves


Dmutchler

August 2019

Very comfortable

Very nice quiet location goo start point for Olympic park. Very friendly


VanChick

June 2019

Friendly & accomodating

I stayed in the big side yard area under the shade of the mature trees. There is steady traffic on the main road but it isnt too loud or bothersome. Its the kind of neighborhood where most everyone waves when they drive by because everyone knows each other. The hosts have lived there a long time and are enjoyable to spend time with.


vandownunder

June 2019

Lovely hosts

What a beautiful spot! We stayed one night on our way North and highly recommend. The street felt safe and peaceful and the site was easy to get into and level. We had some great chats with Dale and Colleen who were very friendly and accommodating. Thanks again!


keith

May 2019

Delightful visit

We very much enjoyed meeting our hosts, super friendly welcome, and very knowledgeable about RVs.
Lovely location, quiet and close to I5.
Look forward to their return visit to us on Vancouver Island...


Yachtfinder

May 2019

Leisure envy!!

Both Colleen and Dale gracious and knowledgeable hosts. Conversed at length and ckd out their new rig.
Very nice and quiet.
Thank you again.
Tom


rayfield

April 2019

Great location

lovely couple. Very knowledgeable of the area. nice woodland walk close to the house. They allowed us to use their fire pit and let boys run around large garden. The Town is close by with laundromat.


jayrusbeerus

April 2019

Super Kind Hospitable Folks!

We contacted Trekker on a bit of short notice, and she welcomed us with open arms! So very kind, and such a cool, refreshing place to stay. Great to make a new camping friend!


anteau

October 2018

great stay

Very nice place to stay with people who are friendly and helpful


ontherogue

August 2018

Ontherogue

Our hosts were very easy to talk to and were more than willing to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to our next meeting whether it be on the road or when we pass through the area again. Thanks so much!


tikimb

July 2018

Wonderful spot

Wonderful hosts. Nice quiet neighborhood. Full timers like ourselves really appreciate you opening up your space to us. We Are truly grateful ! 🤗


Usonia

June 2018

Thank you

Great hosts and so helpful! It is so nice we know we have a place to stay while I am dealing with health issues.


A former member

December 2017

Thanks

Highly recommended.


A former member

December 2017

Thanks

Thanks folks. Have a great winter. Karen and Jim.


meaningfulmiles

November 2017

These guys feel like family

Trekker is like family now. We were so spoiled by these guys. If Trekker were the only hosts we met on BW, it would have been worth the investment. I'm not sure I've ever met nicer people. When we first got there, it was raining, so they invited us inside, and took the time to get to know us, and what we're all about. We are new to the RVing community, and these guys are the consummate professionals that we want to be one day. They are a wealth of knowledge, and want to help you in anyway they can. We want to be like them when we grow up. Don't skip by this host, because they don't make them any better.


rollingrosens

August 2017

WOW! Kind, Genuine and generous.

We had a wonderful visit and would love for our paths to cross again. They are very kind, down to earth people who we enjoyed meeting and getting to know. They live in a beautiful area and it was fun to explore around. We feel lucky we met them and grateful for the experience

...and yes their rig is sweet.


ChrisAndAng

August 2017

Great visit

These hosts put us up at the last minute and were extremely friendly and fun to talk to. They had a really cool VW pop-up camper van, we're thinking of downsizing to that now. We hope to run into them in Oregan during the eclipse. Thanks again!


tylerandcarly

May 2017

Amazing couple!

Amazing couple to stay with. Excellent parking location, extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. While they haven't drove to Alaska in years, they gave us more useful information then any book could!


Miss Prim

September 2016

Really nice people!

Friendly people, nice spot! We spent 2 nights and went to Mt. Ranier. Although it was foggy and we couldn't see the mountain, the park is nice and we saw a beautiful waterfall. We would highly recommend staying with Dale and Colleen!


Shannongoins

September 2016

Great Hosts!!

I was just passing through Olympia - making a quick stop overnight. I contacted them and asked if they had space and they were very accommodating. They are super friendly folks and we had great conversations in the short time I was there. Wish I had more time as it was a great spot to stay.

Thanks so much for the hospitality!


Good_Care

October 2015

Wonderful host!

Dale was a great host with directions, ideas to do things, and put up with us for much longer than we expected to be there. he went the extra mile and surprised us with State Forest Service information packet -- the reason we went to Olympia! We didn't get to meet Colleen as she was traveling. The site was level, quiet, and private.


Westbounderdown

September 2015

Nice, relaxing stay! Beautiful spot!

We stayed with Dale & Colleen for several nights. The spot was very easy to get into & level. It was very quiet at night. They couldn't have been more kind & gracious hosts! Their spot is so great because you feel as though you are in the country, but there is great shopping (even a Trader Joe's!) minutes away. We stayed longer than we planned. It was so comfortable & relaxing. I hope we get to host Dale & Colleen next year when we get settled! A++ spot! Thanks so much!


Sunny27

November 2014

Nice people and place

Colleen and Dale are a fun and friendly couple. Their boondocking spot is quiet and flat with easy hookups. It would be a pleasure to stay there again.


doinnotdreamin

May 2014

Campfire, Photos and Good Times

We had a great night with Colleen and Dale. Dale lit a campfire and we sat round it with a bottle of wine and talked into the night. Not exactly sure what the men talked about, although I heard the word fishing more than once, but Colleen and I discovered a shared love for photography - her nature photos are wonderful! Then we slept really well on their level peaceful drive. Next morning they gave us lots of useful info about the surrounding area and helped us to work out the route for our forthcoming trip to Alaska. Great people, lovely place, thank you so much.


A former member

May 2013

Friendly people, beautiful spot

We spent only one night at Dale and Colleen's but they were so friendly and helpful that we wish we could have stayed longer. Their house is in a beautiful, green area, no problems with parking at there.