Monday, July 28, 2014

Rocky road (no, not the ice cream)

Sometimes finding a good boondocking site requires creeping slowly along some rough roads. There's probably a metaphor for life in there somewhere.

A mile of this feels like ten

I'm in the Tahoe National Forest, near Truckee, California. Within the forest are Recreation Areas where camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds, which are not free. So one must carefully consult Forest Service maps to find side roads that lead out of the Recreation Areas but not onto private land. A road that looks promising on the maps might have nowhere to pull off and camp. That means a bit of exploring. Over some gnarly, or at least annoyingly bumpy, roads.

The campsites are there, though. And the bad roads will have discouraged the dilettantes. And most large RVs.

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