Sunset Photography Hike in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Sunset Hike Feature Photo

In this video, I head out just before sunset for a little hike and photography near Twin Peaks Campground in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. I follow the Palo Verde trail a short way from the campground towards the visitor center stopping at a previously scouted out location of photo taking. I explain why I … Read more

Fun Day at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus NM Visit 2015 Feature Photo

Introduction We arrived at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this winter with high expectations after last year’s amazing visit. To our surprise and shock, the first three days were overcast and rainy! What the heck? We got out for a few short hikes but spent a good deal of the time holed up in the … Read more

Ajo Mountain Drive in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ayo Mountain Drive Feature Photo

Introduction The main attraction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument are the scenic drives, the most popular being the Ajo Mountain Drive. If you only have a few hours to visit this is the one you want to take. It is jam-packed with scenic vistas and examples of the Sonoran Desert Landscapes. Also, you will … Read more

Twin Peaks Campground in Organ Pipe Cactus

Twin Peaks Campground Feature Photo

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Campground We stayed a few days right in the heart of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at the Twin Peaks Campground. It is well situated just a mile or so from the visitor center and the beginning of the Ayo Mountain Drive, the must do thing in the park. In … Read more

Pack Rats (aka Wood Rats) RVing Tip

Pack Rat Tip Feature Photo

When I first started boondocking in the US southwest desert regions, I would sometimes see other campers with their vehicle hood left open. I didn’t pay much attention to it figuring they were using the truck or motorhome battery for camping. It wasn’t until I first visited Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument that I learned … Read more

Arizona Boondocking on the Ajo Scenic Loop Drive

Ajo Scenic Loop Drive Feature Photo

After a brief three day stopover in Quartzsite to meet up with RVer friends we headed the few hours drive southeast to Ajo, Arizona. The Ajo area is a favorite with us with this being our third visit. The two previous times we boondocked at Gunsite Wash BLM and made the short trek south to camp in … Read more

Our Most Scenic Camping Spots of 2014

Our 12 Most Scenic Camping Spots of 2014 feature photo

Introduction My wife Anne is an avid landscape photographer so finding ourselves scenic camping spots is an integral part of our RV lifestyle. The best photography light happens in the so-called golden hour around sunrise and sunset. Setting up camp in amazing scenery really helps by saving driving to and from a location, as we … Read more

Top 10 Campsites from 2013/14 Snowbird Season

Top 10 Campsites 2014 Feature Photo

Introduction Another fun-filled snowbirding season is winding down and we now head for our summer haunts on Vancouver Island, BC. I thought it would be a good time to look back at the places we visited and pick out my Top 10 Campsites from 2013/14 Snowbird Season.  Of the ten that I picked out only … Read more