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Old 11-20-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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First time dry camping with the trailer

The wife and I decided to head out Saturday night to anza-borrego desert state park to boondock for the first time. Itís only the third time using the trailer. We settled in an area called Blair valley. Turns out it gets cold there in the winter, it was 26 degrees in the morning.Click image for larger version

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Old 11-20-2017, 02:21 PM   #2
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Yowza, that looks stunning!
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:41 PM   #3
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Super jealous.

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Old 11-24-2017, 06:24 AM   #4
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The wife and I decided to head out Saturday night to anza-borrego desert state park to boondock for the first time. Itís only the third time using the trailer. We settled in an area called Blair valley. Turns out it gets cold there in the winter, it was 26 degrees in the morning.Attachment 156835Attachment 156836Attachment 156837Attachment 156838Attachment 156839Attachment 156840


Nice spot! Did you learn anything....dos and doníts that you would like to share us.

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:52 AM   #6
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Nice spot! Did you learn anything....dos and doníts that you would like to share us.

Thanks for the pictures!


Yeah, when dry camping in the desert in the winter season, bring more than just your jacket and a sleeping bag! Also I wish I had turned my trailer around so that my door faced the chairs.
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:21 PM   #7
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Nice spot

That is really beautiful.
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:47 PM   #8
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Looks like a great spot. What a way to spend a weekend.
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:53 PM   #9
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Your pictures are amazing. We have visited there a number of times and hiked many of the trails. Love that place.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:16 PM   #10
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Go back this Spring and get some photos of the wild flowers. Those who loved your current pictures will flip out when they see Anzo in the spring.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:18 PM   #11
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Go back this Spring and get some photos of the wild flowers. Those who loved your current pictures will flip out when they see Anzo in the spring.


I tried to go this year to the town of Borrego Springs to see the flowers, I got stuck in traffic for 2 hours trying to get into town. Glad I didnít have the trailer then.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:37 PM   #13
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I grew up in Eastern Canada and have never been to a desert. What the story? Do you pay a fee and just park anywhere?

Your photos are fantastic, thanks for posting.

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Old 11-24-2017, 09:55 PM   #14
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Thanks for the pics! Some truly gorgeous scenes. So, were you with a group or was it just that crowded? I've heard that some spots got as or more crowded than Glamis.
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I grew up in Eastern Canada and have never been to a desert. What the story? Do you pay a fee and just park anywhere?



Your photos are fantastic, thanks for posting.



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In the state park there are about two campgrounds with hook ups. There are about 5 areas that are designated campgrounds with no services just vault toilets. These areas are free to stay in. And yes you just pull off the hwy and find a spot, my spot was about a mile away from the road.
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Thanks for the pics! Some truly gorgeous scenes. So, were you with a group or was it just that crowded? I've heard that some spots got as or more crowded than Glamis.


It was just my wife and I, the other group that you can see in my pictures was already there when we showed up. Their camp wasnít that close to us, we could hear them but still felt separated. Right off the hwy was packed.
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Sounds like Joshua Tree National Park !!!
We used to camp there many years ago,,, 85 during the day 25 @ night !!!
If I remember right it cost $2 per day,,, you put your money in an envelop & a lock box !
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I grew up in Eastern Canada and have never been to a desert. What the story? Do you pay a fee and just park anywhere?

Your photos are fantastic, thanks for posting.

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We are on Ontario Harvey and have been to Arizona and California many times. A much different kind of beauty than Nova Scotia there. Lots of dry camping is available, some you pay a small fee many others are free. It is a long drive (longer for you than us) but well worth the trip. Just be sure to be able to spend a month or more when you get there. We are members of Thousand Trails (many resorts in the west where we camp for less than $10.00 per night at full service resorts) Great way to see US and Canada).Unfortunately we cannot travel much any more due to health considerations so we are selling out Thousand Trails membership. Vern
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CKWoods14 and Vern, thanks for your insight into desert camping. We're no strangers to boon docking. This past summer we did several of the New England states, one of these years we'll do the desert.

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