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Age: 45-55

Member since June 2020

Avid outdoorsy type

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I am a professional carpenter, landscaper, tradesman and avid archery hunter and fisherman. I love exploring Godโ€™s amazing creation with my lovely wife Renee. I finally convinced my wife to retire and stay home to help me with my business so now we have the freedom to get away when we can. Our mutual love for exploring new places and meeting new people is one of the greatest blessings in our marriage.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Jack of all trades, but specialize in framing, waters capes, landscaping and finish carpentry. I also play a few instruments and sing.

NMXplorers's Pets

A blue Merle Aussie named Gypsy sometimes accompanies us on our trips.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Gila National Forest, NM
San Mateo Mts, NM
Sea of Cortez, Sonora, Mexico
McCelvie National Forest, Nebraska

NMXplorers's Hometown

Hope, NM

NMXplorers's Guest Details

NMXplorers's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

22 feet long

Ford-F150 Lariat Turbo Diesel, Pearl white with short bed

NMXplorers's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Needs to run a generator

NMXplorers Has 1 Host Location

High Desert Hideaway

Hope, NM, US
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NMXplorers's References (12)

References from Guests (12)


November 2020

Easy pleasant stay

Booked for two days but had to leave early. The host was attentive and met us as we drove in. He even has a Boondockers Welcome sign out for us. Offered us water and electric even though we didnโ€™t need any. The night was quiet and peaceful. Would say here again.


November 2020

Peaceful stopover

Friendly and helpful host. Room to park and maneuver. Level. Quiet. Open space with nice sunsets.


November 2020

Ideal rural getaway with fantastic hosts

After six busy weeks on the road, this was an ideal landing spot for us to rest & regroup. Joel & Renee are attentive but not intrusive hosts, & they provide full hook ups in a private space. The village of Hope is fairly remote, so come stocked up with provisions. But, Artesia is an easy 20 miles away to buy anything you may have forgotten. We sampled some of the delicious pecans that had just started dropping from the trees & wouldn't hesitate to stay at this rural getaway in big sky country again!


November 2020

Super Friendly folks

We stayed 2 nights at Joel and Renee's, they were very friendly and helpful getting us set up and hooked up which is always a plus when on the road. We hope to stay there again in future travels as it was a great place to stay. Thank you for your hospitality ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š


November 2020

Short but wonderful stay!

Great location, level area for hookups. Our host was so helpful with area attractions, could not have been a better overnight stay.

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November 2020

Peace and Quiet

Perfect landing spot after not having a perfect day... all was well as I putzed at 40 miles per hour to get up to Cloudcroft and then got a speeding ticket as I came into town. Seriously, I am always the slowest person on the road. In 48 years of driving I have never gotten a ticket. Anyway, NMXplorers gave me the perfect spot to lick my wounds and get a good nights sleep before an early departure. Thank you so much.


October 2020

Welcoming and wonderful hosts

Wonderful family welcomed us to their farm and helped us set up too. They have dedicated RV space for Boondockers that is just perfect. We watched a beautiful sunset while we chatted and traded stories with Joel. Great folks and we will come back if you will have us! God bless yโ€™all ๐Ÿ˜


October 2020

Wonderful hospitality

Host was very welcoming and friendly. Such a beautiful place! Peaceful and accommodating. Glad to have the option to plug in :) love meeting other travelers and hosts ๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿคฉ


October 2020

Best Boondocking in NM!

We had the best time staying at NMXplorers. The location is central to a lot of things to do in the area. The closest town with conveniences is within 20 min. But what made our stay unique was the wonderful hosts. The family is super welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend to stay more than one night -even 2 are too short- if you really want to spend a great time. We do also wish for future story time around a bonfire wherever our path can cross again.


September 2020

Super Hosts

Hosts were great. They have gone out of their way to make an area for RVers. Beautiful compound! Definitely will stay again when in the area! My stay was too short!


September 2020


This is a beautiful setting. The host was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed a walk through the village and just sitting and relaxing.


August 2020

Wonderful experience at High Desert Hideaway!

I just spent the past 2 days boondocking at the high desert hideaway! Renee was very helpful and accomodating! Location was a beautiful village filled with so many horses! Water and electric was provided. Internet was offered if mine didnt work (it did). I am so thankful to have experienced my first Boondockers Welcome stay at the the high desert hideaway!