Our friend Della, who knew us well, couldn't help but give us these napkins.
This spot, south of San Quintin, Baja, was the first place Gail and I camped in Baja. We called it "Bomber Beach", because of the loud, crashing waves. N30.256W115.797
Out first year, we camped with artist friend Ralph Parker on Bahia de los Muertos. N23.909 W109.822
We loved this spot on the Pacific, midway between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. N23.138W110.127
Actually, I was painting a SD winter scene at this campsite on the south end of Bahia Concepcion. N26.563 W111.696
A great spot to camp along 87 miles of HORRIBLE road south of San Felipe, Baja in 1996. N29.572 W114.367
Back at "Bomber Beach" for lunch in 1997. N30.256 W115.797
Back on the south shore of Bahia Concepcion in 1997. N26.563W111.696
Near Punta Coyote, north of LaPaz, with Sierra de la Giganta as a backdrop. N24.698 W110.705
Camped overlooking Ballenas Bay, near Punta Abreojos. N26,796 W113.497
The cliffs that are above this beach, south of Bahia Asuncion, are made of large fossilized clam shells. N27.076 W114.082
Above the Pacific, south of Todos Santos.
Interesting rock formations in the Catavina Boulder Fields. N29.815 W114.774
On the bluff above La Bocana. Jack Smith wrote a delightful book about building a house near here, called GOD AND MR. GOMEZ. We strongly recommend it. N32.536W116.660
We found this great spot above Lottis Creek, northeast of Gunnison, Colorado.
Our massage therapist,Paula (AKA Elmerita), gives me a massage on Playa Los Cocos. She followed us in Baja in 2002, saying she would stick to us like glue. Thus the name Elmerita, after Elmers Glue. N26.473 W111.899
Camped with our friend, Elmerita, high in the Sierra de la Giganta.
A lighthouse campsite at Punta el Conejo on the Pacific Ocean.
From this spot, we could see the lights of LaPaz at night, 25 miles away. N24.315 W110.642
Camped near Ligui, south of Loreto. N25.743 W111.260
We call this spot, "Fish Rock", because there are always local fishermen up on the rock in the distance.
Another view of of Fish Rock.
Camping among the dunes at Tecolote, north of LaPaz
Sun comes up in Puerto Agua Verde, flanked by the glowing Sierra de la Giganta.
Camping under the palms in Puerto Agua Verde, Baja.
The remote beauty on the south end of the Bahia Concepcion, Baja.
A great spot in the desert, north Lake Havasu, AZ.
Overlooking Badwater, in Death Valley.
Camped south of Moab, Utah.
A beautiful morning (aren't they all?) on Texas Creek, Colorado
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A beautiful camping spot above Lizard Head Pass, in southwest Colorado.
A different view, near Lizard Head Pass.
Painted Rock Campground, near Gila Bend, AZ, is one of our favorite layovers on our way south/north
A happy "Happy Hour" , at Agua Verde.
Great camping spot on Lottis Creek, north of Gunnison, Colorado. N38.7702 W106.5778
Camping on the Pacific, near El Tomotal.
The beach is very expansive at low tide, but laps at our wheels at hight tide.
One of our favorite spots in Baja, in the Catavina Boulder Fields. Sorry, I can't say exactly where it is.
Same spot, different view.
Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Badlands of South Dakota.
The Never Summer range, in northern Colorado lives up to it's name, We have seen frost there in early August a number of times.
Jon photographs our campsite at Palisades State Park in eastern South Dakota from a hot air balloon.
Camping on a hill above the Pecos River in south Texas.
A good place to camp in the desert, with I-10 in the distance, west of Phoenix. Not real quiet.
Camped right on the Pacific at Carpenteria, California.
Camped on Bull Creek, in the Bighorns, many years ago.This area is now closed to camping.
Close to home, on Oahe Reservour.
Right on the Missouri River, at Judith Landing, Montana.
Another great spot on the Missouri River, in Montana.
Enjoying a great sunset north of LaPaz.
Tucked into the woods near Lewistown, Montana.
The gunnery range, outside Florence,Arizona is usually a great place to camp.
However; we did learn to read the signs more carefully. Artillery shells flying overhead in the middle of the night, does not make for a good night"s sleep.
Howling to the coyotes, in Catalina Park, near Tucson, AZ
A great spot overlooking Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton.
Sometimes, it takes a lot of work to get level, but it was well worth is in this spot in the Never Summer Range, in Colorado.
Among the rocks, at Joshua Tree.
The Mojave National Preserve is a great place to camp in California. Unfortunately, the trees in our camp have been destroyed by fire.
On Save Creek, in the Badlands.
A great spot on Sand Creek, just across the border in Wyoming.
Pawnee Buttes, in northeast Colorado, used to be a great place to camp before all the oil exploration encroached on it, making a good night's sleep almost impossible.
In the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.
A nice spot along the creek, next to Ayres Natural Bridge, near Douglas, Wyoming.
A lakeside area in South Dakota.
In the Bald hills, real close to home in the Black Hills.
This beach that the locals call "La Curva" is a favorite of ours on the Pacific. We have seen world class surfing here.
The view from the point that forms the break that the surfers love.
We have camped on these rocks, near Los Zacatitos, many times.
Northern Frigate Birds are communion southern Baja. They nest on the Cardon Cactuses at our camp north of LaPaz.
On this beach north of LAPaz, a sea lion came around every morning and feasted on the fish in the net, before the fishermen arrived.
This fresh water lagoons near San Ignacio is one of our favorite spots to stop on our way south/north.
The Sierra de la Gigantic make a great backdrop at this spot on the Sea of Cortez south of Loreto
Full Moon rising over the mud flats at Scammon's Lagoon.
Lots of wildflowers surround this spot along Sand Creek, just across the border into Wyoming.
All my myself, in the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Sanctuary, north of Lovell, Wyoming.
Ospreys choose some of the craziest spots to build their nests. This one didn't seen to mind us as neighbors at El Tomotal.
Full Moon setting behind the Sierra de la Giganta, behind our camp.
The road to the site of Mission Was a challenge for Ruby (our tow car)
Look closely, and you can see us camped in the Catavina Boulder Fields.
We have camped many times at this BLM Campground along the Virgin River, in Arizona on our way south and north.
We camped and hiked for several days at this spot high on a mountain, above the Virgin River Gorge, in Arizona.
We found this great spot to camp, with a fantastic view, passing through the basin and range country of Nevada.
Spring along the snake River at the Spring Recreation area, near Huntington, Oregon.
We really weren't ready to go home yet, So we spent our last night on the road in the Bald Hills. We did escape to lower ground, when a thunderstorm struck in the middle of the night.
We found this great camp spot that overlooks the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation area, Near Lovell, Wyoming.
We camped on this rancho, while exploring the cave art near Santa Marta.
A favorite place of ours to camp in northern Arizona. Where? I can't seem to remember!
From this beautiful spot on BLM land, near Bumble Bee, Arizona, we could see the lights of I-17, 5 miles away.
Among the rocks in the Sake River Birds of Prey area near Boise, Idaho
The first rays of the sun shine on the Sierra de la Giganta being our campsite at Punta Mechuta, on the road to San Everisto.
We call this place 'Kissing Rocks" , because of the rock formations next to our camp, in the Catavina Boulder Fields..
A different view of our camp at Kissing Rocks.
Tucked in behind the Mesquite and Ironwood trees by our campsite on the Sea of Cortez.
Prime time on the beach.
When one camps by a goat ranch, one must expect occasional visits from neighbors..
Rush Hour in Baja.
Delayed on the way to our favorite beach camp.We were unaware that the road was undercut from the hurricanes of that year.
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San Carlos, on the Pacific.
Another camp at Punta San Carlos.
A remote camping spot in southern Alberta.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta,Canada.
On the Yellowstone River, outside Billings, MT
A great spot on the Sea of Cortez.
Playa La Perla on the Bahia Concepcion.
White Tank Campground, Joshua Tree NP, CA
Near Eréndira, on the Pacific.
Camp in the forest near St.Regis Montana.
On the West Fork of the Bitterroot, in Montana.
Red Rock Lakes NWR in Montana. We arrived there just in time for a spectacular storm with rain, hail, and 100 MPH winds, followed by this double rainbow. What a show!
Same spot, the next morning.
Christmas Eve on the Sea of Cortez.
Gail, climbing above our camp.
We love spending time with our friends, Pat and Jerry, who live in civilized surroundings along the Bahia Concepcion.
On our first aborted attempt to drive into Mission San Borja, we loved the area along the way so much that we spent two nights in this remote desert.
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Among the boulders again.
In the Chiricahua Mountains of southwest Arizona.
Wind Whistle Campground, near the Canyonlands, Utah.
A location that I am not at liberty to disclose in the Canyonlands.
Happy Hour in the Bighorn Mountains.
A rainy night in the Allegheny Mountains of northwest Pennsylvania.
An early morning paddle while camped in front of my cousin Laurie's cabin , in northeast Pennsylvania.
Lunch beside the St. Regis River in Montana.
Camping along the Virgin River, west of Saint George, UT.
Home Sweet Home.
A camp among the Junipers that we shared with the spirits of the ancient ones who lived lived there.
Valley of the Gods, Utah.
Valley of the Gods.
My morning hike below our camp in the Valley of the Gods.
A Utah road that we just couldn't pass up.
Cosme explores some new territory along the Green River, near Green River, Utah.
Abn interesting road near Price, Utah.
One night, in a blinding snowstorm, we pulled off on a dirt road , north of Jackpot, Nevada, and camped for the night. This is the view that we awoke to the next morning.
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