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Old 03-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #15
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That is one beautiful place on the beach in Baja CA. I suppose a large RV would have trouble getting there.

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I have added your place to my wishlist to visit in the future.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #16
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The good life

For us, its the time of relax and that wouldn't be complete without ,quiet, fishing, bears, birds and tranquility ……all are found off the pavement up Highway 37 North on the road to Alaska, at a small beautiful lake called Derrick, the fish aren't huge but the satisfaction and serenity is monstrous .From the base of # 37 North, you will drive about 40 minutes to the Derrick Lk. forest service rd, then 6K off road , good road in summer, no problems. once there, you may go to other lakes also cry beautiful and quiet all the time.These places are where we seek out solitude and let the sun look after the utilities and the lake look after dinner, breakfast and lunch….and let the dog roam, well , to leash end anyway…..he's a killer, all nine pounds.. get out folks, and enjoy , life is short and going fast……God bless folks……Rich and Cher and Yogi
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #17
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This is what we call Paradise
PARADISE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:05 PM   #18
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That is one beautiful place on the beach in Baja CA. I suppose a large RV would have trouble getting there.

89,
I have added your place to my wishlist to visit in the future.
It might be hard to see but there was a 42 foot prevost conversion and a 40 foot something or other there as well. They spend the whole season there. Lots of solar panels etc. The locals would stop by with Pizza and salad in a bag around supper. Vegetable truck, bakery truck, etc etc, really roughing it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:54 AM   #20
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This one channel on YouTube has more than 40 beautiful boondocking places

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This certainly set off warning signs to a lot of folks. Loved the "Paradise Lost" comments. We are currently wandering about SW NM and SE Arizona with friends who have been wandering this area for a number of years: rock-hounding, cave-finding as National Speleological Society members, getting GPS on Indian areas for BLM, rock-hounding and hiking (preferably in deep canyons). Turns out there are a lot of great boondocking spots in this region. We were on an excellent dirt/gravel road site and saw one other vehicle in six days. Our friends really know a lot of great and isolated boondocking spots. Alas, many of these are not accessible to a 34' 5th wheel.

We will visit Harshaw Canyon near Patagonia, AZ which is a great place for birding and hiking. We have 1450 W of solar, 9500 Wh of Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries, 4.5 kW of PSW inverter, and have switched entirely (but for one light on stove) to LED. We run refrigerator on 110 from converter on sunnyi days and have run ac for 3.5 hours on solar and battery. However, we are "goldilockers" as in "not to hot and not to cold" and if we have to run ac, then we have not planned well. Older son designed and fabricated this system for us just to see if it were possible to build an autonomous solar system and it looks as if he succeeded. He is currently contracted to install a 1.5 megawatt system for power company.

We spent one winter in Baja and three on the beach in Yucatan. We are thinking of going to Prince Rupert BC and spending a month on Queen Charlotte Island (now officially Haida Gwaii) and wonder if anyone else has been there.
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It is 20 miles from the Walmart Super Center in Laughlin NV to the Nevada Telephone Cove camping site above.

So, assuming they allow RVs to park at that Walmart ... If you have a large RV and are concerned about the dirt roads to get to the above site, leave the RV at Walmart and take the toad to explore the roads before deciding to take the RV off the paved roads.

Boondocking and the good life. It doesn't get much better than that.
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We use the Days End Directory to save money and find boondocking/low cost spots to stay. Available to Escapee RV club members, it is over 750 pages of data. An incredible resource for ten bucks a year.

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I'm not afraid to share this free boondocking spot- anyone with the nerve to travel the last mile of road to get there is welcome to come on by!

It's on WDFW land at the very tippy tip of Blue Lake, in the Sinlahekin valley, Washington State. Beautiful spot right on the year 'round creek that feeds the lake, and just far enough away from the mosquito zone.

Don't seem to have any wide shots, but below's a pic of what my "front porch" looked like. Paradise!

Lat. 48°41'28.15"N Long.119°41'37.59"W
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Muncho Lake, BC. McDonald Provencal Park. Water color reminded us of the Caribbean. Million dollar view for $16 bucks. We were facing maybe 20 feet from the lake's shore with snow peaked mountains on the other side mirrored on the lake's surface. Goosebumps just thinking about it.

No GPS: This is just before we pulled into the park...
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There must be thousands of very special and beautiful places to park our RVs in the US and Canada.

Let's hear about them ...
You wish. By definition there were only two people in Paradise and if there is one single thing that spoils any paradise on earth, it is another RV -- with dogs and kids and generators and OHVs and music and ....
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You wish. By definition there were only two people in Paradise and if there is one single thing that spoils any paradise on earth, it is another RV -- with dogs and kids and generators and OHVs and music and ....
So I guess you're not going to be able to enjoy all the places described in this thread. We will miss you, Not!

Just kidding grumpy!

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