Finding Free Camping at Flaming Gorge

Aside from how gorgeous Flaming Gorge is, the beauty of camping there is that much of it is free. The problem is finding a campsite that isn’t already taken, or already congested with RVs, or somewhat close to town, or finding a place that has usable cellular data. That’s when it gets tough. Flaming Gorge ... Read more

Free Camping at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

While campgrounds fill up fast at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, it’s not really that hard to find available free camping. You just have to know where to look. Sash and I pulled into Portneuf Lower, a free campground run by Idaho Department of Fish & Game, located only two miles away from downtown Lava Hot ... Read more

Free Camping at Grand Tetons is Not Easy

(Cover photo by Dave Hensley) My plan to camp at (or by) Grand Teton National Park was something I thought I’d realize this Spring. The photo from Campendium (see example) looked all so inspiring and idyllic. I was sold on the romanticism of the American West and the idea of free camping. Could I actually ... Read more

Boondocking in Coconino National Forest, Arizona

So last week, we left the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona and headed north, to higher elevation. Temps had reached mid-80s down there, which isn’t so bad. However, we’re full timing in an all-aluminum trailer, and these aluminum cans get heat up pretty quickly. Even though dual air conditioning units can still keep things cool ... Read more

Boondocking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s not so much that states have enacted a stay-at-home order that concerns us. I mean, we’re already fulltime boondockers. Social distancing is something we’ve been doing for a long time now. It’s the judgment I see from other RVers. Just because an RVer chooses to move from one location to another is no cause ... Read more