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About ralph

Just another blog to share some thoughts with the world.

The long RV adventure begins

“Star Trek” sucked me in as a kid – people traveling to unknown destinations, seeing things no human had seen before intrigued me. I also liked reading old adventure magazines that told tales of exploring the deep jungles of the … Continue reading

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Leaving the Desert

My before dawn rising to head to the airport is probably overkill, but I’ve seen enough of Phoenix’s traffic jams that I’m not taking any chances. At any rate, I’m up in the predawn, a few minutes before the continental … Continue reading

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Covid Interuptis Walk

I’m not quite done talking about my adventure to the desert, but the latest post is taking longer to gel. My muse is more difficult to understand than usual. But in the meanwhile while we are all COVID-19 isolated, I … Continue reading

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RV-less in Phoenix for a night

I have left my RV behind, walking down the sidewalk with my luggage in tow. It is a warm afternoon and I am starting to sweat a bit with the exertion. My plan was to hit the Motel 6 at … Continue reading

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De-RVing

I had arrived back from Hells Half Acre later than I had hoped. It now was time to start the process I had come to think of as “de-RVing”. That meant getting everything ready to return my RV, retaining only … Continue reading

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Hells Half Acre

It is the last day for me to hike in the desert, let’s hope it will be a good one! Hopefully I will not be blocked by a canyon in getting to my destination: Hells Half Acre!

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No Way From Here to There

One thing I have noticed on this trip is that I plan ahead way less than I thought I would. I seem to be happy just looking at what is up ahead of me, doing a little poking around on … Continue reading

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The Not so Abandoned Mines?

After my morning discard discoveries, I finish a good lunch. Now, it was time to travel up Signal Road, behind the hill and find the other mine my topo map said was behind there. What would I find back there?

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Discards in the Desert

For my second day here, I had resolved to check out the second mine on my map, having been chased out of the area by bad weather the previous day. But there was to be other strange discoveries this day … Continue reading

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South on the 93

I leave the Grand Canyon reluctantly, not only because I am leaving behind such a natural wonder, but that I am going on to my last travel leg – heading south towards Phoenix and my return home. I had no … Continue reading

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