What Are We Up To?

This post will be updated as we travel, giving you the latest information on where we are and where we (tentatively) plan to go.

Where are we currently?

We are boondocking on BLM lands outside Joshua Tree National Park. We are in the northern BLM which puts us about 20 minutes from the West entrance to Joshua Tree.

Our boondocking spot

What’s the weather like?

Windy! Too windy. But at least it’s sunny. Highs in the low 60s, lows in the 40s.

What new things have you seen?

Joshua Trees, huge/interesting rock formations,  and Barker Dam. We’ve also had our first experience buying gas in CA which has had some sticker shock!

Calla and Tim for scale, if you can find them


Where are we going?

We aren’t entirely sure!  We want to check out national parks, interesting state parks, and some cities here and there.

Here are some things on our list:

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Valley of Fire State Park (Nevada)
  • Zion National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capital Reef National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park


Where were we last?

We’re were at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California.  This was our first stop in California.  The views here are sunning – desert badlands with mountains all around – and more awesome desert flora and fauna. We hiked to 2 different oasises (spelling?) and saw bighorn sheep on the mountainside. We also hiked our first slot canyon.

Cacti and mountains
Desert napping
A blooming barrel cactus

In the Oasis at Anza Borrego
Oasis at Anza


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