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RE: Booning in National Forest or BLMs

IDman, it is very sad what is happening to the forest road network. We were recently hiking in the Hoover Wilderness north of Yosemite and saw a lot of new and illegal ATV tracks through meadows and over streambeds. At very high altitudes, it will take many years for those scars to heal, because the growing season is so short. A few lawbreakers are going to ruin it for everyone else -- the forest service is cutting back on vehicle access in a lot of areas. I don't know what else they can do -- they can't put a ranger on every road. The folks who run their quads cross-country are not the sort of people who read these forums, so there is no way to ask them to stop. They know exactly what they are doing, and they do not care.
profdant139 07/22/14 01:19pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Booning in National Forest or BLMs

Before you go, explore the area on Google Earth -- you can often spot good campsites out in the boonies -- they are usually spurs off of forest roads. Then, when you get to the area, don't tow a big rig out into the forest till you explore with a smaller vehicle -- making sure that there is a place to turn around if needed. Be sure to make friends with the ranger in the local office, and buy a forest service map of the area -- they are very detailed.
profdant139 07/22/14 10:10am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What am I missing in Grand Teton?

There are definitely moose in the Tetons -- we were hiking back up in one of the canyons and came around a corner, face to face with this placid guy -- this was not taken with a telephoto: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dtW7wd3cENA/TNjbiagG6zI/AAAAAAAACeQ/yPTe2Cpl81o/s640/2010%2B10%2B19%2B%25284%2529%2Bbull.JPG height=400 width=600 We backed away quietly and slowly -- nobody hurt. Awesome and scary.
profdant139 07/21/14 09:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Area13, what a beauty -- looks like plenty of horsepower -- well done! Is this your first boat?
profdant139 07/19/14 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Campsites near San Francisco

We liked Treasure Island in South San Francisco -- convenient location, near the Bart. Just a parking lot, really. The reviews on rvparkreviews.com are not good, but I can tell you that it did the job for us, just fine. Not a resort by any means!!
profdant139 07/18/14 09:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eastern Sierra BLM & USFS fire restrictions begin June 27

Jefe -- if you want cool and high, can you make it up to Kavanaugh Ridge at 11,000 feet? It's a tough road, but I have seen some TC folks in that general area. We were hiking there last week -- no way our trailer can make it there. If you go, bring a sweatshirt!
profdant139 07/18/14 07:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Iconic USA Drives....List Your Favorite

I sure like Highway 395 from Lone Pine to Lake Tahoe: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNKXfWrjuyQ/Ustr_pddzgI/AAAAAAAAJ14/owxMtgQwyNQ/s1600/alpenglow+buttermilk+country.jpg height=400 width=600
profdant139 07/18/14 07:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Thanksgiving in Yosemite

No matter how cold it is, be sure to get outside and see the falls at night -- we managed to catch a moonbow: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B1kIntirTq4/UrfDMUSt1rI/AAAAAAAAJxw/9J56G-Qq_pc/s640/moonbow+yosemite+falls+march+9+2012.jpg height=600 width=400 It looks like you will have almost no moon at the end of November -- but that means that the stars (and especially the Milky Way) will be very bright -- try to get away from the lights in the Valley and let your eyes adapt to the darkness. Have a great trip!!
profdant139 07/18/14 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Itinerary Suggestions for Oregon?

Don't miss the McKenzie River area in the Cascades -- wonderful hiking and mountain biking. This is Koosah Falls: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TdgLPz3y2wo/UIrcMmnqJXI/AAAAAAAAEF4/YOcOiweEdyQ/s640/IMGP9624.JPG height=600 width=400 And this is Paradise Campground, aptly named: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M8Iu2xFx_CY/UIrcXlRZWuI/AAAAAAAAEGA/Pd3vCzJ2t2k/s640/IMGP9630.JPG height=400 width=600
profdant139 07/18/14 07:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What am I missing in Grand Teton?

I guess it depends on what you like to do -- if you don't like hiking, there is not a whole lot to do in the Tetons, except fish and relax and enjoy the views from a distance. If you hike, you can get inside the views, like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dtW7wd3cENA/TNjatG_uaDI/AAAAAAAACdw/hYOzEaSDhSs/s640/2010%2B10%2B19%2B%25288%2529%2Brays.JPG height=400 width=600 Or this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dtW7wd3cENA/TNjdPvCmuNI/AAAAAAAACfA/ryeJurCprrg/s400/2010%2B10%2B20%2B%25282%2529%2Bmouth.JPG height=400 width=600 Or this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dtW7wd3cENA/TNjbh7CRoiI/AAAAAAAACeA/rrmp8pdXD_0/s640/2010%2B10%2B19%2B%25283%2529%2Bowen%2Bsnow.JPG height=400 width=600 There are many excellent day hikes on both sides of the Tetons. I have heard that the backpacking is great, but we don't backpack. Personally, I found the craggy Tetons to be much more dramatic than the rolling mountains of Yellowstone. When (not if) we go back, we will spend time in both parks.
profdant139 07/18/14 07:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Remove Dinette? (long)

I have heard of others who have done this -- if you are not concerned about resale and you'd like a really good place to hang out during the rain, why not?? Great idea! The only trick will be making sure that it is properly secured to the subfloor, which should not be too difficult.
profdant139 07/17/14 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Boondocking Report: Ironton Park near Ouray, CO

In the Humboldt-Toiyabe, on the edge of the Hoover Wilderness. I will be posting a trip report in a couple of weeks, once we unpack.
profdant139 07/17/14 05:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking Report: Ironton Park near Ouray, CO

Russ, I just got back from a week of camping in the Sierra, and your post was the first thing I clicked on. Your blog is fantastic! I have never seen such detailed and useful posts about specific boondocking sites. Keep on posting -- and by the way, your photos are phenomenal, too!
profdant139 07/17/14 07:05am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Converter causes radio static: will a filter help?

I am going to have to get back to this issue when we return -- we are hitting the road tomorrow. Some great tips here -- thanks!!
profdant139 07/07/14 10:17pm Tech Issues
RE: A new Spice Rack and More Mods

Great workmanship! Have you ever noticed that of all the projects, RV storage is the most rewarding?
profdant139 07/07/14 10:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New travel trailer expectations

The coroplast issue is a very good point -- when my trailer came from the factory, the tanks and their supports were out in plain view. I scooted underneath at the dealership (to the amazement and amusement of the sales staff), and I could see that the tanks were not bombproof. After I added the metal support straps at home, I covered the tanks with reflectix. But there is no reasonable way to inspect a new trailer if the underbelly is completely covered with coroplast. And it would be a real hassle to later remove the coroplast and reinforce the tank supports.
profdant139 07/07/14 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Our BC - Alberta Trip Plan what do you think?

Rollnhome, if you like hiking, let us know -- there are many weeks' worth of great hikes along that route.
profdant139 07/06/14 10:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: BC Parks, Porcupines, and Chicken Wire

Actually, Paoli, it's a "two-fer:" by putting up chicken wire to screen out the porkies, you also screen out the Arctic Mosquitoes, whose wings are too wide to fit through the holes. Heck, I hear that the no see ums are so big that you can actually see um.
profdant139 07/06/14 10:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Converter causes radio static: will a filter help?

Paul, is there a way that a non-expert like me can diagnose the problem? Thanks for the tips!
profdant139 07/06/14 10:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Travel in mountains question.

Be sure to read up on how to use the transmission to slow you down on long hills. No way to practice that in Houston!!
profdant139 07/06/14 07:08pm Travel Trailers
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