Monday, May 21, 2018

Our Trip

7:36am:
The Scampy Team began this trip in San Diego. We headed out from San Diego last Friday, May 18th. We have traveled 215 miles in three days. That averages 72 miles each day. For us, this is the perfect amount of driving to do in a day.

Map links
We plan to place a Nite Camp Location Map link at the bottom of every Blog post during this trip. Tapping this link will take you to a Google map showing the location of our Nite Camp.

When the Google map comes up, you will see in the lower left corner of the map a small square. Tapping on this square will take you from a Street Map to a Satellite Map. We recommend Satelite Map. Much more info and more fun too!




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10:37am:
Red Rock Canyon
This morning when we headed out from our Nite Camp, we planned to see Red Rock Canyon, about 22 miles to the north. When we arrived, the dirt road into the park ended at a parking area.

As you may have guessed, I am no longer a hiking kind of guy! So, I took a pic of what could be seen from the parking area.

Hoodoos in Red Rock Canyon

Below are desert flower pics that Little iPhone captured along the way this morning.




12:49pm:
Flower Camp
There's a storm east of this Camp. A bit of rain and lots of thunder.

We call this place Flower Camp because there are some orange rose-like flowers here. Our Camp is about a 1/4 mile down a dirt road from US Hwy 395.


Señor Tránsito has driven The Team about 80 miles today. Little iPhone has a 2-3 bar T-Mobile signal. All the makings of a good Camp!

Orange rose-like flowers next to our Camp





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 3,969 feet



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25 comments:

  1. Safe travels George, Mark from Canada..

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    1. Hi Mark from Canada,

      Thank you!

      Are you a SnowBird?

      George

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    2. Well I am working on it. Last winter I spent a month in Mazatlan, it was at the time you were going to go there but changed your travel plans. Was very much looking forward to meeting you. I have been following you for 6 years or so.It is thru your blog that I found Bill & Carol.I have become good friends with them and spent lots of great times with them in Mazatlan. I am spending 2 months there next winter. Perhaps you may find yourself and the rest of your team there as well. Thanks for all your great stories and stay safe. Mark

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    3. Hi again, MarkD!

      Thank you for answering my question about you being a snowbird.

      So you know Bill and Carol. Nice people!

      I tried to go to Mazatlán earlier this year. Did not work out for me. I had problems at the border and turned back to the USA.

      George

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  2. George, it's nice to see you're on the road again. I've enjoyed traveling vicariously with you.

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    1. Hi Eric,

      It's great to be on-the-road-again! A few years ago when I was living at Guava Gardens, a senior apartment house, I never dreamed that I would ever live this RV life again! 😎

      Thank you so much for your "I've enjoyed traveling vicariously with you" comment!

      George

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    2. You are and always will be a Vagabonder George. You are happiest when on the road!

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  3. Nice pictures George, glad to see you on the way to great adventures again!!

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for your pictures compliment! 😎

      I too am glad that I am once again searching for great adventures!

      George

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  4. We are 34 miles from where you plan to be in Riggins. Might look you up if you're o.k. with that.

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    1. HI Dee,

      I'd love to meet you! 😎

      George

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  5. George, the orange flowers are called Indian paint brush. Not sure about the yellow flowers. Red Rock Canyon looks a lot like Cathedral Gorge State Park rocks near Caliente, NV on HWy 93. Tell iPhone to keep the pics coming and thank you. Safe travels.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Thank you so much for your info about the flowers.

      Little iPhone read your comment about his pics. He is so happy about that!

      George

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    2. Flowers don't resemble Indian Paint Brush. Look more like they are from the poppy family.

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  6. George, I did a quick search of your archives and found no mention of Bodie, CA, a ghost town off of US-395 above Lee Vining. Very interesting history there in an "arrested state of decay".

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    1. Hi Gypsy,

      That's because I've never visited Bodie Ghost Town!

      George

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  7. Also, Mono Lake on the east side of Lee Vining.

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  8. George,
    So happy to see that you're back in the saddle and touring the great American West. This is why we follow you. Thanks so much for doing and sharing!
    Joe

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    1. Hi Joe,

      Very happy to be back in the saddle! 😎

      I am also very happy that you are following my Blog!

      George

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  9. No nite camp location tonight🙄

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  10. Hwy 395 is a wonderful scenic route. The little towns of Lone Pine and Independence are friendly and worth a stop as well. We went through the area back in March, when there was still some snow around Lee Vining. Just beautiful. Wishing you happy travels . .

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  11. Your coming up on Alabama Hills. A neat place to boondock.

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  12. Reading your traveling posts make me want to travel also. I need to put the van in the shop and make a plan. I would love to be on the Oregon coast or in Wyoming near the Tetons. Problem is I live in Florida and it takes me forever to make the drive.

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  13. Your flower is the orange globe mallow.

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