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 04, 2007

Sonoran Desert National Monument


Maricopa Road, running between Gila Bend and Maricopa, looked like a shortcut to Phoenix on the map, so we decided to take it. What a surprise! Not only is it paved (it looks like a dirt road on the map), but it goes through Sonoran Desert National Monument, which we had never heard of.

A dirt road then goes north 4 miles to an old trail, established by the Morman Battalion on its trek to California, and later adapted by Butterfield for its stage route.


This was on of the most heavily traveled trails west, as it was open 12 months a year.

Here's Randy on the trail.

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