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RE: Where to go for wildlife photography?

Some Javelina photos at Cottonwood Campground, Big Bend in December, 2016: More from the campground here. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images552/_JRV4840.jpg width=640
vermilye 02/04/17 02:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions on traveling in Wyoming

I always wanted to check out Devils Tower in northeast corner of Wyoming. It can be pretty impressive at night: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images396/_DSC4749-Edit.jpg width=640
vermilye 02/01/17 10:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dueling Solar Controllers?

Why not bypass the controller on the portable panel & feed it into the input of the SC2030? I have 195 watts on the roof that feed a Blue Sky 30 controller & added a port to the trailer that feeds the input to the Blue Sky controller. I use the port to connect a 160 watt portable with an additional connector that bypasses the portable panel's onboard controller. A Trimetric 2025 keeps track of total in & out for the batteries. My reason was I wanted the Blue Sky controller to show all the solar panel current & amp hours - If you don't feed all the panels into it, you won't have accurate readings of the amount of energy collected. Also, if both panels don't go through the TriMetric 2030, that info will also not be accurate.
vermilye 01/31/17 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Grand Canyon to Window Rock - Navajo Nation areas

As a photographer, you will appreciate taking the photo tour of the Upper Antelope Canyon rather than the standard one. You have more time & more opportunities to shoot the canyon without others in the picture. Some general information & more photos. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images96/ASC_7694.jpg width=640
vermilye 01/30/17 03:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Back-up Camera By Rear View Safety

I don't know about their wireless systems, but the wired system I used with my trailer was the sharpest I've seen.
vermilye 01/30/17 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: (Yawn) Another day in Quartzsite

We even have fireworks! They did a lot more on Friday night than Thursday when I took this: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images564/_JRV5307.jpg height=480
vermilye 01/28/17 10:26am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: (Yawn) Another day in Quartzsite

Huh ? What negotiations ? What tent ? If you are talking about that main tent, it's completely full I agree that the bit tent is full, but the ratio of RV to non RV booths is getting worse each year. Some photos from Monday here.
vermilye 01/24/17 10:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Senior Citizens or Soon to be

You only need one for anyone in your car so no, only one person needs one BUT staying that, as a person who has lost mine and had to purchase a new one, I plan to get one for the husband just in case. Another reason for each having your own pass is that at the entrance stations, some parks require the pass holder present their driver's license with the pass. If one of you drives out of the park for shopping, etc, and you have your partner's pass, you might not be able to reenter without paying the entry fee.
vermilye 01/24/17 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best lite weight? Jayco TT or not to Jayco TT

Another lightweight fiberglass trailer is the Escape. I've towed a 17B over 80,000 miles over the last 5 years & it has held up well. The 17B weighs 3010 loaded for a long trip. While there are no dealers, the only repair I have had done was at a local RV service center & paid for by Escape. They make a 17, 19, 21 & 21' 5er. All are wet baths & unless you can find one used, they have about a 1 year waiting list. I like the trailer enough that I'm picking up a 21 in October...
vermilye 01/24/17 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Good news for Texas...

While it can be confusing, NY has state park entrance fees that vary with the park ($6 - $10 per vehicle) but allow free entrance non holiday weekdays if there is a NY resident 62 or older in the vehicle. The entrance fee is charged, camping or not. There is an "Empire Pass" that covers entry fees and can be purchased for different amounts, depending on how many years, even a lifetime pass for $750.00.
vermilye 01/21/17 10:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier National Park

As to driving or taking the bus or shuttles, it all depends on your comfort level. I've driven the road many times over the years, and love it. I can't stand riding rather than driving, so I prefer taking my own vehicle. I like to be able to stop & take photographs when I choose, rather than when the driver does. For those that don't like tight, curving roads, the bus or shuttle might be a better idea. You have to pay for the red "Jammers", but with the right driver, are a great trip. I have some photos from a 2011 trip, some taken on the latest day the Going to the Sun Road has ever opened - July 13th, and a few more on a couple of pages taken at our National & State Parks.
vermilye 01/19/17 10:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: AT&T Unlimited Price Increase

Email. This is a grandfathered unlimited that throttles after 22GB. Only works with the phone, no tethering - I have a Verizon jetpack I use for most of my data. It started out at $30.00 with my first iPhone, went up $5 last year & even with the additional $5 this year, will be cheaper than switching to any of their current plans since I usually use 8-10GB per month while traveling.
vermilye 01/16/17 04:21pm Technology Corner
AT&T Unlimited Price Increase

Just got a notice that AT&T is increasing their unlimited data service by $5.00 per month as of March. They just did the same last year, so it looks like they are really pushing to get rid of the grandfathered accounts. Since it would mean going from my current $40.00 per month to $100.00 per month, I suspect I'll keep the old plan.
vermilye 01/16/17 10:40am Technology Corner
RE: Information on Quartzite

For what it is worth, I have a journal that includes 3 months at Quartzsite (and Imperial Dam, another LTVA BLM site) during 2015-16, and am currently doing the same this winter.
vermilye 01/14/17 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cooler in Arizona this year?

Well, if it is any way to judge, here at Quartzsite 'm getting 4-5 days more out of a tank of propane than i did last year. Two years before that was one of the warmest winters for the area...
vermilye 01/13/17 11:06am Snowbirds
RE: National Parks and the Lack of Adequate # of Camp Sites

It is pretty obvious from the differences expressed in this thread that there is a wide range of opinions of what "our" National Parks should provide. I for one do not want to see National Parks turned into trailer parks. I purposely travel in a small trailer so that I fit in most of them. I've equipped the trailer so I can dry camp (without a generator). As others have mentioned, almost all of the National Parks are surrounded with commercial campgrounds that cater to those that feel the need for full hookups. Seems to me like there is already a choice for the type of campground one prefers.
vermilye 01/13/17 10:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Monument Valley, Antelope Slot Canyon

Another recommendation for taking a photo tour rather than the less expensive standard tour. The guide (2 of them if you are lucky) will stop traffic to give you time to take empty shots, know the best times to hit the different sections, and have good advise if you are not familiar with low light photography. I took the Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tour twice in 2011 and was pleased with the results. I have a web page with suggestions & images that might be helpful. In 2012 I took a photo tour of the Lower Antelope Canyon. Very different. The upper canyon is crowded & flat, mostly sand. The lower tours have no guide; they turn you loose for 2 hours by yourself. Not as flat with some ladder/stair climbing. There was a guided tour starting as I exited, so you may need to show up early to go on your own. Upper Antelope Canyon http://lakeshoreimages.com/images96/ASC_7694.jpg width=640 Lower Antelope Canyon http://lakeshoreimages.com/images178/ASD_2938.jpg width=640 I also drove through Monument Valley on my own - High clearance suggested, or a rental!
vermilye 01/13/17 10:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4 cyl?

While the V6 with tow package version of the RAV 4 is quite capable of towing its rated load (I towed a 3010 lb, 345 lb tongue weight Escape 17B 75,000 miles over the last 5 years, including trips to Leadville, CO (10,000') and Alaska), it is going to be tough to find any non folding trailer that will be a comfortable & safe tow with the 4 cylinder RAV 4.
vermilye 01/11/17 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone area~other attractions we should see

The view of the Tetons from Mormon Row is worth a stop: http://www.lakeshoreimages.com/images119/ASD_3268.jpg width=640
vermilye 01/10/17 11:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier National Park

After dropping your trailer, a run on the "Going to the Sun Road" in both directions is a must. My favorite drive, and different views in each direction. Another stop as long as you have dropped the trailer is a run on the West side of the park to the Polebridge Mercantile. Great sticky buns & cinnamon rolls! While it may be difficult to find a site, Two Medicine is my favorite campground, although many prefer Many Glacier. All are dry camping.
vermilye 01/10/17 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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