Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at www.lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Advanced Boondocking--How to Escape Heat


1. Look at the map

2. Find the mountains

3. Go to the mountains

Here's our most recent escape only 50 miles from a sizzling 99 degree Phoenix. From I17 north, exit 259, west 3.3 miles, south 1 mile. Free camping on BLM land, elevation 4000', 360 degree view.
Randy has poetized on the subject---

Where the Cool Is

To all who sizzle at a hundred three,
Come to the mountains and camp with me.
See on your road map the color green
Shows the mountains cool and clean.

For every thousand feet you climb,
Four degrees are left behind.
Keep on climbing and it’s for sure,
You’ll find the perfect temperature.

Somewhere between the heat below
And the chill of mountain snow.
Find a spot near aspen trees;
Let God cool you with his breeze.

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