I like to hike anywhere but prefer warm dry climates, Arizona,Southern Utah New Mexico, etc also like to do river trips on the Green, San Juan, etc I am retired for six years now and travel and boondock mostly for app. 6 mo. per year. Have been married for 45 wonderful years to the same woman but travel alone due to wifes health. I travel in a truck camper on a 4x4 truck and make good use of it getting off the beaten path. Also back pack lots of areas, normally in the spring and fall as the weather is pleasant for me during those times.
Owned rental property for many years and can do most repairs but master of none.
I have traveled and boondocked in most of the locations in Texas New Mexico Arizona So. Utah Arizona ,California , etc most National Forest Nat Monuments mentioned in The Frugal Shunpikers Rv Travel Guide
2010 GMC 2500 HD 4x4 crew cab with Fast Gun tie downs. Matched to a Travel Lite Hard sided truck camper with Oueen bed, 4cf Refrig and freezer, 3 burner stove, oven, sink microwave, radio, cd player, Full bath (tiny) and outside shower ,and radiant heat LED bulbs thru out and generator for backup. Carry a self bailing Inflatable Kayak with all gear and a hybrid bicycle and still have room for me. added 240 watts solar to roof and 100 watt portable with three agm battery bank! Also carry a Yamaha xt250 dual sport on front rack of truck. Have added 400 watts solar and 3 105ah AGM batteries!
I was lucky enough to meet Vagabond back in January while changing my truck camper batteries in a parking lot. I had never heard of Boondockers Welcome prior to meeting him, and am thankful he mentioned the site. After speaking for a few minutes in the parking lot about our respective truck camping experiences, Vagabond invited me to use his driveway to park my rig for a couple nights. It was a perfect opportunity to fix a few things around the camper and tidy up a bit, especially since a big rain storm was heading through the region and I didn't particularly want to be on the road. He even helped me drill a new mounting hole in my bike rack with his drill motor! Great guy, nice neighborhood. Beware, if you have a long rig you may drag on the driveway coming in and out.
My wife and I boondocked with Ray in Dec. 2012 and at the time I didn't know I could leave recommendations as I was new to the website. Oh well...I just want to say that Ray was a great host for our first trip using boondocking. We were warmly welcomed and I was amazed at how much he travels.
Hosts were great. They are planning a trip to Alaska so we spent about 3 hours checking out free camping and planning the root through BC and Yukon - land of the midnight sun. Would recommend them to al lfellow Boondockers
These people welcomed us into their house like old friends. A great location for our January (2014) return from the south. Nice level location with electricity, which was a blessing as it was cold and our propane furnace was acting up. He has been to a lot of interesting places and is the source of a lot of helpful hints on travel. His wife is also quite an interesting person and well versed in many areas. All in all - real nice folks. Hope they can visit us some day on their way north. If you have the type of rig that can negotiate the sharp uphill turn into their driveway I would recommend them as a great place to stay.
This is a great guy that loves to travel in his truck camper and hike. He is a wonderful host, and just might show you his travel photos that belong on magazine covers - they are that good. Glad to call him a friend. I met him when I followed his rig until he stopped, and fortunately he did not think we were stalking him. So glad we met up because we enjoy both of them.