Monday, April 30, 2018

First dibs

I know some nomads who run online businesses or telecommute. During the work week they set up in a campsite with sufficient web access then use the weekends for travel, recreation and chores—pretty much like non-nomads do.

I’m lucky. I don’t need to work. At least not for the time being. That means I tend to move place to place during the week then get settled into a weekend spot by Friday morning, before the weekenders show up.

The opposite of this is the situation in places like the dispersed camping areas around Flaming Gorge. Locals will bring up a trailer one weekend and leave it there to save their spot until the next weekend. Since the camping limit there is 16 days rather than the usual 14, they can leave the trailer there again and pick it up after the third weekend.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a network of these people who just rotate campsites among themselves, holding them for the entire season. That would be a lot of work.

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