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Sep 14, 2015 - Final Days at Bear Paw

It was quiet times in camp after returning from Boise. We really didn't do much aside from our walks to Arby's down the street for lunch. Labor day was also quiet here with the exception of the many RV's passing through on their way to other places. There were some vendors in town at a local antique/gift shop. Unfortunately we didn't get down to it until Monday afternoon when they were all packing up but it was fun viewing all the vintage trailers they came in as well as exploring the gift shop. We did manage to get out one day for a road...

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Aug 30, 2015 - Getting Some R&R in the Mountains of Arizona.

It was an easy 150 mile drive from Socorro to our resting spot in Eagar, Arizona. It's just across the state border on the edge of the White Mountains but high enough at 7000 ft to be cooler in temps - something we've been striving to obtain since leaving Mission. Most people don't expect Arizona to be like this. The landscape of the White Mountains is very similar to that found in the Pacific Northwest or Canada. Thick forests of spruce, oak and aspen trees are found here and it's also the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. We...

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Sep 28, 2010 - Another Day in the Big Lake Area

We love this area, but it's unlikely that we would return here in the future. It's remoteness is both it's appeal, and for us it's problem. It's too far out of the way to come to for a short visit, and to far away from groceries to stay for an extended period of time. Yesterday we drove to the small town of Alpine hoping that it would be a closer place to shop, but found only a very small and very expensive grocery store with very limited choices and not much of anything else. Besides it's a 25 mile drive on a dirt road. The only other...

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Sep 27, 2010 - Boondocking Campsite

Our new campsite is very special indeed! It's so quiet up here, except for the bugling of the elks, the howling of the coyotes, and the wind thru the trees. It took us quite a while to find a place where we could level the rig, but it was worth the effort. We were trying to get the big front window facing the big view but that was impossible, so we ending up placing it with the side of the rig facing the big view to be able to get it leveled. We sat around our big fire last evening listening for hours to the bugling of the elks and watching...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Enjoying Nature

We just came in from the campfire. What a day! We broke camp early. While Len dumped I disposed of the trash and headed out ahead of him, as I had a couple pictures of the lake I wanted to get. We met up and we were off to our new National Forest boondocking camp site. We were set up by ten and enjoying our new view. I spotted a coyote in the big meadow in front of us. Len got his biggest lenses out to try and capture him. After lunch Len was watching football and I went exploring on foot. I put in close to ten miles today. I just love...

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Sep 25, 2010 - Exploring Big Lake Area

After getting up and taking a walk around the park this morning, we got in the Ford and went exploring the greater Big Lake Area to check out the possibilities for boondocking. On our way out we stopped to check out the store and other campgrounds around the lake. There were three other parks open, but they were not conducive for big rigs. Rainbow Campground is closed this year for construction of new bathrooms, so we parked at the gate and walked thru most of it. They have a lot of nice big pull thru sites. This would be the park we would...

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Sep 24, 2010 - On the Move Again

We spent our last night in Silverton with Mike and Gail. They are readers of our website and were camping a couple of sites up from us. Len and had met them in the fall of '08. Mike had introduced himself to me as I was taking my evening walk and we all got together a couple of days later. We were instant friends and spent time and several meals together. We sure enjoyed our time with Mike and Gail and miss them. We look forward to reconnecting in AZ later in the season. We reluctantly left Silverton Tuesday heading to Albuquerque, NM to...

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