Thursday, March 29, 2018

Forest camp

8:11am:
My mind has been meandering about our long-ago Forest Camps. One particular Forest Camp stands out. That camp was above the Main Salmon River in the State of Idaho. MsTioga squeezed between two huge boulders about 50 feet above the river [Link].

The Scampy Team would love to make Forest Camps as MsTioga used to do. MsTioga had no problems going on dirt roads in the forest. Going up a hill in the forest was no problem for MsTioga.

Not so for Señor Tránsito with his front wheel drive. We must take great care where Tránsito goes because he may get stuck!

Even so, we would like to make an extended Forest Camp someday soon. Somewhere in the boondocks. Away from towns. A place where we would depend on sustaining ourselves with only the food, water, and propane that we have onboard.






2:20pm:
Muscle development
I've just returned from working out at the 24 Hour Fitness on Balboa in San Diego. My favorite 24 Hour in San Diego.

I've been going to gym clubs since the 1970s. Back then, muscle development was so easy! Not anymore! My muscles do respond. Just not very much.

I have triceps development on my right arm. Nothing in my left arm. However, I am happy with my progress. My shoulders, neck, and back are doing fine.

Before working out regularly I sometimes had pain in my right hip. Also, lower back. Not anymore! I am happy to Blog to you that I am pain-free!



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14 comments:

  1. I always like the challenge of boondocking away from everything and being self contained. Sounds great George! Max.

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    1. Hi Max,

      Yes! Me too!

      Would be neat if Tránsito had 4-WD!

      George

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  2. A quick glance at the blog caption, I read 'Forest Gump.' Forested area north of San Diego near Idyllwild and it's beautiful. Also Palomar mountains have beautiful camps. I've driven through the area as well as to Julian.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Yes, I thought of Forest Gump too when I typed that title.

      I just checked out Idyllwild. Looks good! Only 2.5 hours from San Diego.

      George

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  3. So enjoyed all of your adventures in the wilderness of forests, deserts and rivers! A grand travelogue!

    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Thank you so much!

      Those were great times for me.

      George

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  4. Wow George, it's hard to believe that Forest Camp was 14 years ago. And it seems to me, mostly good years for you. And I can also remember some of the tough times you've been through. Maybe the best is still to come.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Yes, I have had some tough times. But then I just kept going on.

      I believe that how I feel is just a state of my mind.

      "Everybody has a laughing place, a laughing place to go ho ho. Take a frown and turn it upside down and you'll have yours know ho ho!"

      George

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  5. Why dream ??? go and make it a reality,,, only you are holding yourself back,

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes, you are very likely correct. Only time will tell what I will make of it.

      George

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  6. I'm 60 now and I just couldn't imagine my life without walking, treadmill running and weight lifting. It works wonders for health. Keep going. I have known people in their 90s who work out.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      If I stopped working out, my life would all be down hill.

      I won't stop!

      George

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  7. Hi George, that was fun to go back to 2004..Did you see the bridge n the Salmon river, it is quite old..They just built a new one and will be tearing down the neat old guy..
    I travel Idaho quite often, in all the areas you did.
    I have a story about my High-school girlfriend and Steptoe Butte; you will have to use your imagination...It was 50yrs ago...
    I also got your salmon and meatloaf recipes..
    Thanks,
    Upriverdavid

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  8. Poor old Ms. Tioga, well, she had her day. I forgot about the huge satellite dish.

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