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Interstellar Orchard: Traveling up the coast

(Aug. 3, 2018) -- Coastal Oregon is not the easiest place to find free camping, especially on a summer weekend. After leaving Joni’s friend’s property after a nice quiet 4th of July, Joni and I caravan towards the coast, where we spend one long evening trying to find a place to camp, and eventually land a spot down a road off of 6 east of Tillamook. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Yosemite National Park

(June 19, 2018) -- The drive from Merced, Calif., to Yosemite National Park on 140 is a bit long, but the scenery is nice. Being Memorial Day, the park is rather busy and we end up using the same strategy we did yesterday at Sequoia NP of hunting down a spot to park our rental SUV near a bus stop and then riding the bus to get to other areas. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Sequoia National Park

(June 14, 2018) -- After the Grand Canyon, I point Bertha’s nose back west and quickly retrace my route earlier this spring along I40 to Keyesville Rec Area in Lake Isabella, Calif. There I spend six days working hard so that I can have my two weeks of vacation relatively work-free. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Williams, Ariz., boondocking

(May 10, 2018) -- It’s time to bid farewell to Kingman, Ariz., at least for now. I’ll be retracing this route along I40 back west in a couple weeks for a much anticipated road trip with my parents and brother, but there’s still time before then to make it to make it to one particular destination in northern Arizona that’s been on my list for a while. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Going for a hike

(April 25, 2018) -- Yesterday my best friend Julie flew into Las Vegas, where I picked her up and we drove back to my boondocking spot in Mojave National Preserve across the border in California. She’s camping with me for a long weekend. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Living on 100 Watts of solar

(April 18, 2018) -- So I mention quite frequently that when I boondock, which is over 90% of the time these days, I live on 100 watts of solar. The next question asked is usually: “What can you do with 100 watts of solar?” So today I thought I’d answer that. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Haunted roads, snow and boulders

(March 23, 2018) -- Last travelogue left off with our caravan of five solos staying at a Forest Service campground in the mountains near Castaic, CA not far from LA. We did some hiking, called the cops on our loud and intoxicated neighbor, and generally stayed inside during the cold weather and got work done. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: From the oceans to the mountains

(March 7, 2018) -- At the end of the last post, Kelly, Marshall, Michael, Joni, and I drove up the Pacific Coast Highway (hwy 1) from Santa Monica to Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, CA for a night. An expensive camping option, but one that gets us close to the ocean. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Hiking and driving

(March 1, 2018) -- The middle of February finds me at Anza-Borrego State Park in southern California boondocking with several other Xscapers who are still in the area after the Annual Bash in Quartzsite last month. Read More »

Interstellar Orchard: Balancing blogging and travel

(Feb. 22, 2018) -- When I go to someplace I’ve never been before, lets say a new national park, there are always conflicting thoughts about how to document my experience there. If I take a lot of pictures and video, I’ve captured the moment to share with the internet. Read More »