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Old 08-03-2005, 07:05 AM   #1
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One thing I like about boondocking is the noise pollution can be left behind.

When I stop at an RV park the noise eventually gets to me. There was one park up on the Rim here in Arizona however, which was so quiet at night it woke me up. I lay there trying to figure out what was different. It was the total silence. You could cut it with a knife.

There are places I can get to with my motorhome that are off the flight paths. It is very pleasent to be in a place where you can be startled by a lone piper cub.

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Old 08-03-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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One thing I like about boondocking is the noise pollution can be left behind.

When I stop at an RV park the noise eventually gets to me. There was one park up on the Rim here in Arizona however, which was so quiet at night it woke me up. I lay there trying to figure out what was different. It was the total silence. You could cut it with a knife.

There are places I can get to with my motorhome that are off the flight paths. It is very pleasent to be in a place where you can be startled by a lone piper cub.

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Old 08-03-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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The park I'm at in SD is very quiet and quite often deserted during the week, but every weekend it is jammed with families, kids on bikes & trikes, etc. etc. Having hookups and a nice shower available is nice, but I can't wait to head over to the Missouri River and boondock. There is a lot of wide open space in the Dakotas. Wasn't it Daniel Boone who craved elbow room?
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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I didn't think there was any public land in South Dakota?

I am now at the Vulture Peak trail head parking area. It is very quiet here at night.

I am operating on " very hot weather boondocking

protocal". Every area of the MH that is not being used is sealed off and the TurboKool is run off of one of the front panel array directly ( makes it sound like a B-36 bomber).

I need to go back to the mechanic in Wickenburg who put my Remco Lube Pump on the car as something is leaking!!!.

As you might have guessed; I am the only one here, it is too hot for others. But, it is less than a month when the Long Term Visitors Areas will open up!

I am tired of the heat and desert; I want to head uphill and stay in the high country till it gets too cold for me.

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Old 08-23-2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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There is public land here in SD, but the state park system has most of it locked up and doesn't allow dispersed camping. There is BLM land too, but much of it is isolated and you would have to cross private land to get to it. That's what I'm finding out now, the hard way, with diesel at about $2.60/gal.
I'll be heading for the national grasslands soon. You can boondock there. It's still pretty hot up here. I have been plugged in all summer and I'm spoiled.
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Old 08-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #6
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My main map doesn't show BLM land in SD, maybe the patches are just too small?

My dog Dominique has been barfing. It looks red and granular. I am afraid it is blood mixed in?

If she throws up again I am taking her to a Vet. It could be my fault as I have fed her some peparonia from a pizza and other "human" stuff.

The mechanic said my car is just getting old and several gaskets are leaking. Everything is finished for towing. The US Gear Unified braking system works fine. I can hear the lube pump running and the vacuum pump come off and on in the car from the MH cab with a microphone placed under the hood of the car. Anything goes wrong and I will know it from LEDs and SOUND.

Like many fulltimers I am on a limited income and the mechanic's charges, although fair, have taped me out. I really need to head to the mountains for a long boondocking session, but my dog may need medical attention. I am in the $2.50/night section at North Ranch.

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Old 08-31-2005, 01:38 PM   #7
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All the BLM land in SD is west of the Missouri River, and what I am finding out is that much of it is surrounded by private land. The further west you go, the more there is, and right now I am trying to stay by the MO River. The SD GFP publishes maps that show the BLM land.
If your dog gets hot and barfs any blood you need to get it to the vet IMMEDIATELY. I learned that the hard way and lost a great dog.
I too am on a fixed budget and trying to recover from a major diesel overhaul. The skyrocketing cost of fuel isn't helping any.
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:46 PM   #8
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Dominique is OK now. If anything happens I can take her to the Mile High Animal Hospital down the road in Prescott.

I was thinking of picking up another pup here in Prescott where I got Dominique 8 years ago as a compaion for her. It would also be good to have more barking if someone tried to breakin while I am gone in the car.

I just found out my 460 engine most probably needs a tuneup and work on rodent eaten fuel injector wires from last summer.

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