Monday, March 7, 2022

Ugh, planning

I have a PET scan appointment March 22 in Los Angeles. I want to go to Pahrump NV to report on the Homes On Wheels Alliance “Bring Your Own Vehicle” event. It starts April 4 and runs to the end of the month.

So, how can I best use the two weeks between the scan and BYOV without wandering too far out of the region?

I’d love to hang out at various Southern California beaches, but all the campgrounds are booked solid pretty much until the end of time. Stealth camping is essentially illegal all along the coast, however I know people who get away with it. The last time I did it I never rested calmly. The cops kicked me out of Imperial Beach.

The National Forests in the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jasinto Mountains will probably still be cold at night and snow covered. So will the southern Sierras. And if they’re not, they will most likely be crowded.

That leaves the desert. I think I’ve had my fill of it for now. I need to dig deeper into possible options.


  1. Gas prices in LA are around $6 a gallon or more, I hear, and $5.25 average around California. That might inform your calculations!

  2. I too am tired of the desert and am killing time exploring Az. Currently in Havasu city headed to Prescott. See you in Pahrump!

  3. In addition, I have an opportunity to interview a search and rescue, off-road recovery guy in southern Utah. I would go there from Pahrump.