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Age: 55-65

Member since February 2018


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Retired medical practice administrator. Enjoy traveling and exploring God's amazing creation. Dual sport motorcycling is my new hobby. My wife is a retired school teacher, plays the piano and is an avid bird watcher. We have one son that is now in college.

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I am a jack of all trades. I can repair most anything and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to fix things.

upontheridge's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Taylor Park, Colorado
Onion Creek - Moab, Utah
Goblin Valley, Utah

upontheridge's Hometown

Pfafftown, NC just outside of Winston-Salem, NC

upontheridge's Guest Details

upontheridge's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

30 feet long

Rig is a 2012 KZ MXT 303 travel trailer toy hauler. 34 feet in total length including the hitch. Truck pulling the Rig is a 2019 Ford F350 crew cab with 6.5 foot bed around 20 feet in length.

upontheridge's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

upontheridge Has 1 Host Location

The Ridge

Tobaccoville, NC, US
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upontheridge's References (40)

References from Hosts (3)


August 2021

Nice couple

Quiet and respectful, welcome back anytime.


August 2021

Instant friends

Had a very nice meeting these wonderful people. Glad to host them at our home. They are invited back anytime, or we talked about meeting again somewhere in between. We enjoyed each others company, and think of them as friends. Safe travel, see you again.


July 2021

On the move!

A great couple to visit with and hope they stop in again if out this way!

References from Guests (37)


July 2021

Great site

just spent one night passing through. Great host very helpful. Nice quiet private location. Highly recomend!


June 2021

Quiet and peaceful property to boondock.

Camped out at the Ridge for a night while passing through NC. Great place to sleep. Hidden from the main road, quiet and peaceful. I heard nothing but wildlife, just how I like it.


June 2021

Quiet Night

Appreciate their quick response, clear directions, and being able to park on their unoccupied property for the night!.


June 2021

Another enjoyable stay

We had been here before, and again we enjoyed ourselves very much. This time we even had the pleasure of meeting a fellow boondocker. Again, quiet & peaceful and we were grateful for our dogs to be able to run around, play, and just lay out on the grass. We also got to see a fox on one of our walks.


June 2021

A Country Respite

This was my second stay at The Ridge and it was peaceful and beautiful. The owner is welcoming and gracious, available if one needs him (I did not). I highly recommemd The Ridge for anyone neding a safe, restful stopover near Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Prepare to hear lovely birdsongs and see the gorgeous night stars.


May 2021

Canadian geese

A warm welcome and beautiful spot. Thank you for sharing


May 2021

Great spot!

We really enjoyed our stay up on the ridge! Directions for parking were great and it was a really peaceful spot. We highly recommend stopping if youre ever traveling through this area!


May 2021

Great stay!

We really enjoyed our stay. Very safe, quiet, and peaceful location. Due to the size of our rig we chose to stay on the gravel, which worked well using leveling blocks. We highly recommend staying if traveling through the area.


May 2021

A Peaceful Haven

The property was beautiful and quiet. The host checked on me, told me to call if I needed anything (I didn't) and let me enjoy my overnight stay. I slept well, sat outside in the morning drinking coffee and listening to the birds singing.
I even heard a wild turkey!
I highly recommend this host location if anyone needs a quiet place for a night or two.


May 2021

Tranquil and quiet.

If in this area definitely a place to stay . Private location with older buildings on the property that were neat to look at.


April 2021


Many thanks for letting us stay on your property last night. It was a good night and a unique opportunity.


December 2020


Thanks for the extra night at The Ridge! Great stopping place.


December 2020

Lovely spot for a few nights

Such a lovely, spacious spot to park upontheridge as I visited friends in my old stomping ground! The dogs loved the freedom, as did I. Although I didn’t meet my hosts, communication was on point and they were available should I need anything. I’ll definitely stay here again when I have the opportunity.


November 2020

Great little place tucked away

This was our first boondockers welcome host so we weren’t sure what to expect. After a last minute change of route and not being able to find a campsite for the night we reached out last minute and got a quick reply accepting our stay. Because it was last minute, we arrived in the dark. Even though we didn’t have much trouble finding it due to the hosts great instructions, I would suggest coming in the daylight because we missed the house and had to loop back around. We loved this stay though. It’s tucked behind a house that no one was living in so there was plenty of privacy and a large area to find a level place to park in. We are so thankful for their generosity and will definitely be saving this for next time we are in the area. Thank you so much!!


October 2020

Solitude at The Ridge

We had a wonderfully, peaceful time at The Ridge! We were able to get our 42ft 5th wheel in the back yard, which was nice and level. It did rain most of the time while we were there and were still able to safely get out. Definetly be back when in the area!


October 2020


Great place, quiet and convenient. Very happy with our stay!


August 2020


Great quiet spot. Our very first BW experience and it was very positive!


August 2020

this place is nice and quiet :)

love it here


August 2020

this place is nice and quiet :)

They are very kind people..


August 2020

Nice stay out in the country

We had a nice stay at this location. There is a large field in the back of the property but because of rain we didn't want to chance getting stuck maneuvering back there. We stayed on the gravel driveway next to an abandoned house, right alongside the road. Aside from road traffic, the location was quiet and private. We were also very close to the highway, Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain, and Hanging Rock, all of which we visited during our stay. We never met the hosts but he was quick to call back when we had a couple questions.


April 2020

this place is nice and quiet :)

our rig is 31 feet and had no problems getting in behind the house. might be really tight for anything bigger.


April 2020

Goodness saw 5 deer the other night.

Beautiful place very quiet at night.


March 2020

very kind and caring

very kind ands caring


November 2019

Loved this place

This place was amazing! It was so peaceful and not far from the city. Thank you guys for letting us stay!


October 2019

Best BW location so far!

Absolutely LOVED this location!!! A step back in time with all the old country buildings. It was remote, but not too far from civilization, very peaceful and quiet. Our pups had plenty of room to run around and play. We drove out to The Tavern of Old Salem, the oldest business in Noth Carolina, for a couple of beers. We did spot a couple red wolves on the perimeter checking us out, but they never entered the field while we were out, as far as we could tell, and deer have definitely frequented this site. We'd love to come come back here!


October 2019

Remote Dry Camping - Tabaccovillle, NC

Hosts were welcoming. They went out of their way to meet us and drive to the camping site. The parking area was
located in a partial field which was very remote. Definitely be fully prepared for a dry camping experience.


September 2019

Quiet piece of heaven

Great place for peace and quiet. Loved our stay here. Would stay here again.


August 2019

A wonderful stay!

This was our first stay using Boondockers Welcome and it was great! It was a very private location but not far from small shopping or from Wintston-Salem. We never met our hosts but they were quick to respond to our request. Thank you so much for giving us a great first experience with Boondockers Welcome!


June 2019


Nice quiet piece of property with plenty of space. Our dogs enjoyed being able to play frisbee in the back field.


June 2019

Rainy night in Tobaccoville, North Carolina

Didn't meet our hosts, didn't even get out of our van, but spent a great rainy afternoon/evening at The Ridge. Recommended if you're in the Winston-Salem area.


May 2019


My visit to the Ridge was completed in a very satisfactory manner & even though I never met the Hosts, theyvwere very helpful!
Thank you,


May 2019

Great place near Winston-Salem.

Quiet private location near Winston Salem NC. We parked on edge of a field on the shade. Couldn't be better. Thanks!


March 2019

Convenient and Private Location!

Our hosts were very communicative and friendly. We loved staying in their large yard so close to two amazing state parks. It was big, private, and quiet. We would highly recommend a stop here in Tobaccoville!


October 2018

Peaceful rest

Great place to unwind after several days of traveling. Great place to walk my dog. Very quite and peaceful.


October 2018

Super quiet stay

The hosts were away for the weekend, but their communications and directions were great.

We really enjoyed the stay. The field behind the house was solid and we had it to ourselves. Our Boxer Stella had a great field to run and chase her ball.

We will definitely request The Ridge if we get back to the area.


June 2018

Restoring my peace of mind

It’s nice to have somewhere nearby to stay that’s this flexible I will return thank you


June 2018

Stars & Peace of mind

To maybe it’s just field but to me it means so much more
thank you
I’ll be Bach 😎