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Ramblin' in British Columbia

On my annual trip to Montana this year, I decided to revisit British Columbia. This was a way to escape the heat and fires in WA and ID. Worked out well, as in the 2 weeks I was there, there were only about 4 days over 90F. As this was my 3rd time in BC, but I tried to cover some new territory. Crossed the border at Abbotsford, then worked my way E along Hwy 3 to Princeton. From there, much of my route was not a repeat of prior visits, and in a NE direction. I passed through Kelowna (too big for me) and Revelstoke and then spent the holiday weekend in Yoho National Park. From there I headed S along Hwy 95 and Hwy 93 into MT. I especially enjoyed this last portion of the trip, along the Western Side of the Canadian Rockies. As with previous visits, the BCers were very friendly. :) Below are a few select photos. Many others on my website (see signature). I've been visiting my cousin in Dillon, MT for almost 2 weeks and will start my return trip to CA after Labor Day. Kentucky Lake http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20417.jpg Mara Lake Houseboat http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20436.jpg Glacier National Park http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVAug14%20003.jpg Yoho National Park Campground View http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVAug14%20018.jpg Takakkaw Falls http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVAug14%20078.jpg Hwy 93 View http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVAug14%20106.jpg Lake Koocanusa At Sunset http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVAug14%20156.jpg
Ramblin' Ralph 08/29/14 03:49pm Truck Campers
RE: temp patch on a cracked gray water pipe ??

I had a leak in my shower drain plumbing. There was a crack in the ring that you spin onto the drain fitting and I couldn't tighten it to get the rubber ring to seal. I used JB Weld and it's held up for over 10K miles of travel. My Mechanical Engr buddy said it wouldn't, but it did. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 07/19/14 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: A visit to Hoh Rain Forest (WA)

Thanks for the comments. No, didn't see a Sasquatch or any fish swimming through the air. I want my money back! :) I'm sure things look special when it's raining, but sun was fine. I'm a weather wimp and probably wouldn't have hiked in the rain. Plenty of room at the campground when I was there. I left on a Friday, so it probably was busier on the weekend. However, the parking lots for day visitors were near full.
Ramblin' Ralph 07/13/14 10:54am Truck Campers
A visit to Hoh Rain Forest (WA)

I'm on my annual trip from CA to MT. Came up the coast this year to escape the heat I had last year in E Oregon and ID. Worked out well. I've been to the N part of Olympic National Park a few years back, but never to the W part. Camped a couple of nights at the Hoh Rain Forest campground in the Park and really enjoyed it. Nice campground at $12/night, but even better with the Golden Geezer 50% discount. Weather was perfect. I took the two short nature hikes (3/4 mi Hall of Mosses and 1-1/4 mi Spruce Trail). Glad I did. Here are a few pictures from those hikes. Other pictures on my website. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20136s.jpg http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20171s.jpg http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20193s.jpg http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20213s.jpg http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20221s.jpg
Ramblin' Ralph 07/12/14 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Currently camped in the Mora campground at Olympic National Park, WA. Tree is right behind my campsite. They must get a lot of rain here. :) Camped at the Hoh Rain Forest campground a couple of nights ago. Pictures from that stop on my website. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVJuly14%20258m.jpg
Ramblin' Ralph 07/12/14 03:31pm Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Oops, system produced double post.
Ramblin' Ralph 06/14/14 11:01am Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Owens River with Eastern Sierras in background about 2 weeks ago. http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVMay14%20201m.jpg
Ramblin' Ralph 06/14/14 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: Wishing no one a good Memorial Day, it's not possible.

I just left a campground of 80+ sites and was one of the very few flying the Stars and Stripes. :( Did my time as USN, Pacific Fleet, 1964 -> 1967.
Ramblin' Ralph 05/25/14 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Road Trip 2014 Has Started!

I'll try and check out the hot springs, too. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 05/25/14 10:15am Truck Campers
RE: Road Trip 2014 Has Started!

Thanks for all the good wishes! :) It's a sunny and breezy Memorial Day weekend here near Lone Pine.
Ramblin' Ralph 05/25/14 10:11am Truck Campers
Road Trip 2014 Has Started!

On May 5 I left home on the Central Coast of CA for my 9th year of ramblin' in my camper for 6 months. Didn't do much camping for the first 2 weeks, as I was visiting friends in my old "work days" area of Orange County, CA. However, now I'm working my way up US395 to meet my son and family in a couple of weeks in Bridgeport. Since the Eastern Sierra is my favorite part of CA, I'm really looking forward to it. I think this will be the most time I've spent in this area at one time, but I've been fishing it for 40+ years. After Bridgeport, I'll visit both my kids in the SF Bay area for Father's Day. Then I'll head for my usual destination of Dillon, MT to visit my cousin and see how many fish I can catch. Not due there until mid August, however, so plenty of time to get there. Route to and from is TBD at this time. I'm currently at Tuttle Creek BLM campground outside of Lone Pine (where it's on a bit windy). Probably move to the nearby Alabama Hills boondocking area tomorrow for a night or two. The following pics show my site and backdoor view. Pics taken on different days, obviously. I keep a good blog of everywhere I camp (see signature at end). Check it out from time to time, if you're so inclined. Honk if you see my "Ramblin' Ralph" bumper sticker. :) http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVMay14%20086.jpg http://www.hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/RVMay14%20096.jpg Safe travels to all,
Ramblin' Ralph 05/24/14 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: Lolo Motorway and the Selway wild and crazy river

I traveled US12 along the Lochsa River and over Lolo Pass about 3 times. Beautiful drive and plenty of USFS campgrounds. Never had the guts to take the "Motorway", though. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 05/21/14 05:31pm Truck Campers
Attaching pictures to cabinets?

As I travel solo for 6 months, I like to have some pictures in my truck camper interior for company. I've tried both double sided tape and the sticky blue stuff. Neither has worked reliably. The picture corners like to curl out and come unstuck. Any ideas for better sticking, but still be able to get the stuff off the cabinets later? I thought about clear plexiglas covering all pictures on one door, but that's more work than I want to do, right now. Here's one current "picture door" as an example: http://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos2/Camper%20181s.jpg Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 04/27/14 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: End of an Era

I followed George for years, while he was in the U.S., and he was my RVing "hero". Even boondocked at a couple of places that were in his log. Had a nice visit with him when he was in my area and bought him a hamburger. :) Haven't read about his heart attack, yet, but very glad he survived it. Hope he lasts many more years "off the road".
Ramblin' Ralph 04/24/14 09:32am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Spinning "wheels" on Firefox tabs?

This problem just came up this a.m. and I remembered I'd installed Garmin Express (needed for a new GPS) yesterday. It has a "tray program" that is always installed. I took it out of the start-up list and re-booted. Bingo, back to normal operation, w/o any spinning wheels. Haven't re-enabled it yet, to see if that's really the problem, but I'm pretty sure it is. Thanks for the various ideas, though. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 04/21/14 02:54pm Technology Corner
Spinning "wheels" on Firefox tabs?

I'm using FF28.0. I have it set to come up with many tabs open every day. However, today almost all of the tabs continue to have the site icon spin after reloading the site. I started FF over an hour ago and many are still spinning. There are a few tabs, however, that don't have this problem. I wonder if there is some site down that these problem pages include in their HTML code? FYI, I'm using AdBlock. Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 04/21/14 09:30am Technology Corner
RE: Attaching carpet to floor

I think I've solved my problem. Industrial strength Velcro will stick to the floor fine. I used some Lexel to glue the Velcro to the carpet. I did a test first with small Velcro pieces on wood and carpet. Seems to hold fine on the carpet. I'm waiting several days to put the carpet back in to let the Lexel fully cure. Time will tell. :) Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 04/19/14 08:52am Tech Issues
Need a new pass-thru window curtain

My old curtain has stain marks on it and I'd like to get a new one. Lance store told me my model is probably too old to get one through them. I don't mind changing the track if I need to. The track is about 29" long. The curtains are pleated lightweight fabric with plastic slides and about 18" tall. I'm going by the local (but small) RV/boat place today to see what they have. Probably will also check with a local seamstress. Anybody done this and have some suggestions? Thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 04/18/14 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Permanently installing 3G antenna on camper roof?

Leave up while driving? I guess I don't understand. I should have also said "... and passing under low tree branches", since I camp mostly in USFS campgrounds. The mag mount antenna I have is very flexible vs. the rigid one you have. Re signal loss due to coax impedance mismatch that was mentioned, I thought about that. I'm sure there is some sort of calculation for it, but it's been a long time since my earlier days of active ham radio. :) Thanks for all the comments and ideas. Still TBD here. I'm not planning on any sort of signal booster at this time. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 04/13/14 02:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Permanently installing 3G antenna on camper roof?

Thanks for the picture. I want to stick with my flexible antenna I can leave up while driving, however. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 04/11/14 08:34pm Technology Corner
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