Brown Mountain Trail & Gilbert Ray Campground, Tucson AZ

Brown Mountain Hike Feature Photo

In this video, I take you along with me on a scenic hike near Tucson Arizona in the Tucson Mountains County Park. I tackle the Brown Mountain Trail. Rated as moderate on During the trek, I provide information about notable area attractions and show off video footage of wildlife I shot during a visit to … Read more

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

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

Visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Feature Photo

When Anne and I were camping at Lost Dutchman State Park this past January, several folks online strongly suggested we visit Boyce Thompson Arboretum. They figured it would be right up our alley. A nice hike through nature with abundant photography opportunities. Boy were they right! We made the short 30 mile trip over from … Read more

Sawtooth Canyon BLM Campground Near Barstow California

Sawtooth Canyon BLM Feature Photo

On the first of December 2017 the Love Your RV! snowbirds entered the Mojave desert. The sunshine and the dry air felt good after a wet fall on the coast. We were looking forward to several months of RV boondocking in the southwest. I was eager to try out a new dry camping area. One … Read more

Love Your RV Snowbird Season 2015/2016 Recap

2015 2016 Snowbird Season Recap Feature Photo

Another stellar RV snowbird trip is in the books. This season’s adventure spanned 5 ½ months from early November to late April and saw us venture as far south as Yuma, Arizona. We covered approximately 4000 miles and visited 7 states. Compared to other snowbird seasons, though, we covered quite a bit less ground. Preferring … Read more

Our Visit to Spectacular Yant Flat aka Candy Cliffs in Utah

Yant Flat Hike Utah Feature Photo

This snowbird season we decided to take a few weeks in mid-March and explore the area surrounding St. George and Hurricane, Utah. Locate in the lower elevations of the extreme south-west corner of the state the area tends to be a little warmer than the rest of Utah. Average temperature during our stay ranged from … Read more

6 Amazingly Scenic US Southwest Desert Campsites

Six Amazing Southwest Campsites Feature Image

Introduction We were treated to many beautiful camp spots during this last snowbird season down in the desert. But, six of them really stand out for me in several ways. First they all were new to us having never visited the these spots in our past trips. Second they offered gorgeous 360 degree views right … Read more

Camping at the Trona Pinnacles in California

Trona Pinnacles Boondocking Feature Photo

One Last Stop in the Desert It was mid-April and we had time for one more boondock stop in the desert before heading for the coast and back up to BC. While exploring the incredible Alabama Hills BLM area last year I learned of another very bizarre landscape not far away called the Trona Pinnacles. … 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

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

Boondocking at Alabama Hills BLM

Alabama Hills Feature Photo

Introduction I’ve driven Highway 395 through the little town of Lone Pine, California several times and was totally unaware of the Alabama Hills and the unique landscape hiding just to the west of town. It wasn’t until I read about it on a few other blogs that I was clued into this gorgeous boondocking opportunity. … Read more