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Date Place Comment
July 18th, 2020 Under the ore lines

Nice little spot just off the road. Next to a stream and possessing not one but two nicely formed fire pits.

July 15th, 2020 Mexican Hat BLM by the river

This place is an oven in the summer. Don't let the name fool you; miserable hot. There are many sites here along the water. This one is surely among the least comfortable. Seemed like it would only be 4wd to here, but of course a minivan trundled by later in the day.

May 1st, 2020 Badlands Overlook

Excellent place. Just north of Farmington. No fire rings. This place is atop a plateau of sorts.

March 27th, 2020 Blue Water Resort & Casino

Temporarily closed due to covid-19
Perhaps in the interest of public safety, like all the other casinos. The large overnight area just off the entrance is completely empty.

March 27th, 2020 Blue Water Resort & Casino

Temporarily closed due to covid-19

March 13th, 2020 shower and water

Water not so hot, showers missing knobs anyway. Weak. Grubby.

March 3rd, 2020 Next to the casino

RVs reign over a couple acres of desert alongside the casino parking lot and right up to the edge of the asphalt, where, I was told by a smiling citizen, you can stay indefinitely if you cause no trouble. Sure looks that way. There's rigs look like they been here a while.

As you leave Parker going north, turn left at the casino sign. Can't miss.

Walmart and other stores about a half mile away. Not a bad overnight.

March 1st, 2020 Near Alamo Rsvr

Nice views, no one around but for an rv here and there a few miles out. You can see the lake from here, more or less. Interesting terrain. Good enough cellular signal.

February 23rd, 2020 Heart of the Movave BLM

Ridgeline track and spots. You can also drive up the wash alongside, but you already know why you wouldn't camp in a wash in the desert, right?

4x4 and high clearance undoubtedly nice to have, but you could probably get a car up here if you were determined enough and didn't mind having to wait a day or two for another traveler when the inevitable wicked stick occurs. Only one tough spot, though, which buys you access to the ridge.

Good cell signal on AT&T here.

February 23rd, 2020 Large lot across fm Shell

Flat, easy, safe, reasonably quiet; what else do you need to know? Arrived after dark, was empty. Three neighbors when I awoke. Excellent overnighter.

February 1st, 2020 FootHill

Great place to spend a day or two or three cleaning up. Barstow could use a grocery store. Excellent cell signal here.

February 1st, 2020 Off Kelbaker Road

It's a wash, so maybe think twice about camping here if its gonna rain. Of course, that's everywhere.

This is a flat sandy place in sight of Barstow and its thermometer. 4x4 recommended only because it is quite sandy and soft in places. No clearance probs, although you know that changes with the weather.

Cellular signal is full strength - AT&T - and Barstow is 10 minutes away. Great provisioning and catchup-on-everything spot. js

January 27th, 2020 Kofa Wilderness BLM

Along the road to the Mine Museum. Parks and Wildlife showed up and asked pls park within 100 feet of road. Okay. Moved several people. No big deal. There are signs specifying no vehicles beyond, but the signs are around 250 feet away from the road so go figure. Administration does not detract from marvelous landscape one bit. The Mine museum just up the road is a whole day ghost town maybe two, so, great overnight. Little dusty.

January 24th, 2020 Palm Canyon Road

Flat, with great local views. Close to road.

January 16th, 2020 Just another peninsula between washes...

... about the 2nd or 3rd going south on Mitchell Mine road from Dome Rock road. This one`s not large enough for a group; little more cozy. Traffic noise from the interstate is audible all night but, honestly, doesn't that make you sleep better anyway? Neat little spot. Does suffer a paucity of sugguaro, though. BLM land.

January 16th, 2020 Laundrymat

It's a laundrymat, not much other, although they did have live music. Really. Dude with a synthesiser.

January 7th, 2020 Saddle Mountain BLM Land

Probably accessible by car or SUV. Cakewalk in 4x4 truck. This site is on the east side of the mountain and is less peopled than the north side (side toward interstate). Plenty of places to camp here. Wonderful scenery, great vibe. Did hear some distant rifle fire; no holes in camper yet!

As for big rigs, yeah, they'd fit, but good luck getting one this far in. Lots of big rig accessible camping closer to the access points.

Tents, yes, of course, but rarely have I seen less hospitable ground for one. All rocks. Just rocks everywhere to the point you have to watch your feet walking around else you will surely trip.

January 1st, 2020 Saddle Mountain

Small spot just off paved surface by a bit, part way up a track that appears to lead to other sites. Dark when I got here.

December 31st, 2019 Mesa verde Nationalpark (outside In BLM)

Quiet, cold, decent little view. Deer abound. There is a fire ring here, but it was banked with ice when I arrived (Dec 30th). I reckon this place is car-accessible most of the year but its snowy now and 4WD was handy to have. js

December 30th, 2019 Goulding's in Monument Valley

If no attendant present, go into the store and ask. Their propane pump is a little dodgy; if it says full after pumping very little, ask the guy to restart. js

December 30th, 2019 Rooster Camp

Among the best sites in the valley. Decent cell signal here. My personal fave.