Archive for the ‘Nevada’ Category

Things you find in the desert and more

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 26, 2011 | 6 Comments

As promised in my last post this one is about my travels, mostly. I had to go back to Las Vegas to get my camper re-fixed. The first repair job had a couple of flaws that needed to be fixed. From Tonopah I headed south on highway 95 to Beatty. Once again, it’s a big […]

Simple things are simply the best

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Simple things are simply the best

I am back in Overton, Nevada where the weather has been wonderful. I have defrosted and I am sitting in the sun, in the back of my truck atop the Mormon Mesa as I am writing this. I have been on the road now for a little over ten months and I am suppose to […]

Quick trip to Manhattan

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Yup, it’s been too long. It was a relatively quick ride. I did, however, get stuck in the snow on my way to Manhattan, but don’t blame Mayor Bloomberg. OK, let’s clarify. I did drive to Manhattan, but the Manhattan in Nevada, population 28. Yes, there was a Manhattan Storage, just a bit smaller. Before […]

Washed out roads, aliens and freezing cold

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Washed out roads, aliens and freezing cold

Oh, I am looking so forward to 40 F weather. I really cannot believe I am putting myself through this. I had not in the wildest dreams thought that I would find myself in a place with temperatures at around 12 F (-11 C). I arrived in Tonopah, Nevada, not Arizona, where the wind has […]

Gold rush

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Gold rush

Things you need to search for gold: 1 – a place where to find gold 2 – a shovel can be helpful 3 – a flash light 4 – a healthy dose of adventure spirit The good news, I had three of the above ingredients. The bad news, I didn’t find any gold. But, I […]

Cathedral Gorge

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Cathedral Gorge

Not quite what I had expected, yet beautiful. I dubbed it “Little Bryce”. The great thing was that there was no one else around. No sounds except for some birds and the crunching of the snow under my feet; bliss. Tomorrow I am off digging for a little gold . I’ll keep you posted.

On the road again

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 5, 2011 | Comments Off on On the road again

After staying put for two full weeks, it was time to go on a little road trip. I get antsy when I stay put for too long. So, I decided to drive a big circle through Southern Nevada, visiting ghost towns and looking for gold. This used to be the place of big gold and […]

New Year’s Eve

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Jan 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Well, I hope everyone made it OK into 2011. As I wrote in my last post I spent the night atop a mesa not too far from town. I arrived at my spot just in time for sunset which was a great way to bid farewell to 2010. It just felt right to me to […]

Happy New Year

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Dec 31, 2010 | Comments Off on Happy New Year

I wish you all a healthy and happy 2011. I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in this wonderful place near Lake Mead. Of course, I had to pick the coldest night to dry camp. Yes, even here in Southern Nevada the night temperatures drop into the 20s. Have a safe and peaceful New Year.

Culture shock

Posted by | Filed under Nevada | Nov 3, 2010 | Comments Off on Culture shock

Wow, last night I spent a couple of hours on the Las Vegas strip. What a difference to the places I visited the last month. Coming from very quiet and remote places, Las Vegas was just a little bit too much for me. Between the crowds, the noise and the not so pleasant smells (BO, […]