Age: 55-65

Member since April 2012

(semi) Feral Nomad

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Retired arts administrator gone nomadic in 2010. I travel the SW and Canada in my 1999 Chevy (Suzuki) Metro hatchback that gets 45+ miles per gallon. I enjoy the nomadic lifestyle and have been pleasantly surprised by how many people there are who, contrary to media propaganda, are kind, generous and helpful.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Riesling wines.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Approx 300 miles of the Trunk Road (dirt) up the East side of Banff/Jasper National Park. Continue NW on pavement to Palmer, Alaska. I highly recommend this route for those with intrepid attitood.

Buffalo Range Rd 30 miles E of Flagstaff, AZ on interstate 40. Go S off the freeway and follow the signs toward Yeager Canyon. There's a sign-in kiosk about 300 feet from the freeway and another about a mile from Raymond Ranch Wildlife Area headquarters. All the space between the first and second sign-in kiosks is open for dispersed camping, but there are only a couple of side roads and very few places for a anything larger than a pickup to turn around. You must also display a pass. Passes are kept in the metal boxes at the kiosks.

mfhalb's Hometown

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. -- the armpit of the SW. Once a vibrant, mid-sized town that offered a modicum of cultural amenities, it's now a sprawling, urban wasteland. If you include the outlying communities of Bernalillo to the N and Los Lunas to the S there are over a million folks. It's disappointingly provincial, but, in general, people are nice thanks to an innate willingness to embrace multiculturalism.

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mfhalb's Rig

1999 Chevrolet Metro (Suzuki - Made in Ontario) hatchback. 1000cc motor, five-speed manual transmission. Almost good as four-wheel-drive. 42-50 mpg.