Death Valley Superbloom 2016

This was just a quick day trip, okay a long day trip, but a day trip nonetheless. Six of us woke up early and headed north on Hwy. 395 to see the superbloom in Death Valley. Because of three rain storms last October, flowers were predicted to be blooming in greater number and we wanted […]

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Overland Expo West 2015

This one will be the one we all remember. Already being referred to as Snoverland Expo, this year’s event featured snow, rain, a little hail, and mud — lots of mud. Due to a work trip, I drove my rig to Flagstaff a week early and parked at the Flagstaff airport. I returned Friday and […]

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Desert Rendezvous 2015

Each year the guys and gals at www.americanadventurist.com set up a desert clean up somewhere in the desert of southern California. This year was the fifth annual Desert Rendezvous near the Fish Creek Wilderness Area south of Salton Sea. Part of the fun is not knowing the exact location, just receiving the coordinates of the […]

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Gold Country & Sierras

We needed to make a pilgrimage to XPMecca in Grass Valley, CA so we made a four-day weekend of it. We drove eight hours north and parked in the XPCampground, aka Marc’s parking lot. Not the most scenic “campground” but we’ve stayed in worse places. We tooled around gold country in a rental while the […]

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Desert Rendezvous 2014

We attended the 4th annual Socal Desert Rendezvous this weekend. Its more of a campout for 100 or so friends along the Bradshaw Trail so its hardly and expedition but a lot of fun. Its still a bit odd driving the XP Camper due to all the questions I get asked. This trip was no […]

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Death Valley December 2013

DAY 1 This is the beginning of our adventures in our new rig, a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 2012 XPCamper. Our first trip was to Death Valley where we camp regularly nearly every winter, but this time we decided to explore some canyons we’d never seen. We came in from the south, through […]

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