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About ralph

Just another blog to share some thoughts with the world.

A Christmas gathering of nomads

After another week of resupply, I headed towards Quartzsite. But this time, I was staying away from the immediate area and heading out on Plomosa Road, over the hills. I was hoping to camp somewhere far off the road this … Continue reading

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Solitude between the people and the aqueduct

I decided for my second week in the desert that I would check out a new area, but nothing too far away from Bouse, where I had some vague plans to camp with Carolyn and friends over the Christmas holidays. … Continue reading

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Quartzsite BLM camping

With my new solar installed, my plan was to hang out near Quartzsite for the week, at the Plomosa Road BLM camping area. I arrived back to find my spot still still available, so decided it was good enough to … Continue reading

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Solar at last

My only real goal this winter was get my solar upgrade done while I was in the Quartzsite area. I had set up an appointment at Discount Solar, a place that has a reputation for doing good work, but not … Continue reading

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Unexpected forest

I had a slightly longer drive to my next destination, as I wanted to avoid the Las Vegas area for boondocking entirely. I had scouted out a road and trailhead east of Searchlight, Nevada with the googles aerial. It had … Continue reading

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More about Mesquite

My week in Mesquite ended up being more interesting than I expected, like finding the old Route 91. OK, that was interesting to *me*, being a bit of a map and transportation nerd, but hopefully those of you who read … Continue reading

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The original original Route 91 found

As I was now far enough south to be out of the cold and snow, I was not motivated to travel long distances to get to warmer climes. So today I had the luxury of only an hour and a … Continue reading

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At the northern end of the warm zone

I left my abandoned campground, expecting that as I headed further south there would be less snow and warmer weather. That was not true, the weather stayed about the same temperature, and the snow cover got heavier as I approached … Continue reading

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Plan B implemented

I awake at 5am in the dark. Might as well check the weather forecast and see how much snow is coming. The forecast has become much more bleak, in fact there is a snowfall warning out now. I lay in … Continue reading

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Plan A for snow

I left Calgary for the last time this year, heading south to visit friends, then onto an area in south east British Columbia I had been to before, Edwards Lake. I hoped to stay there for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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