Greg - Sock Monkey Trekker

Camel Rock Casino Santa Fe, NM
99 days ago

"Casino closed but people do overnight here still"

The casino parking lots are closed as the casino has closed and moved closer to Santa Fe. There is still a dirt lot next to the Valero Gas station (on the east side) that has overnighters that I have seen on a constant basis. It's a big dirt lot.

El Dorado Hot Springs Tonopah, AZ
399 days ago

399 days ago

644 days ago

El Dorado Hot Springs Tonopah, AZ
649 days ago

El Dorado Hot Springs Tonopah, AZ
697 days ago

"Nice soaking"

We stayed here in our camper van Feb 2017. We enjoyed our stay. We had an electric site to plug in. We soaked in the public soak area and the sunset private soak pool area. The public soak area is "nudity required," so be prepared for that. ... Read more

Los Alamos Overlook Los Alamos, NM
744 days ago

""No Camping Signs" here now"

There are now "No Camping" signs placed on most of the dirt side road entrances in this area now. (A couple roads don't have the signs but I suspect that was an oversight by the Santa Fe National Forest Service. I have included an image of the... Read more

Grandview Campground Big Pine, CA
805 days ago

"Night Sky is Amazing"

I stayed here a few years ago. I liked it a lot. The night sky was amazing. You are up in the mountains and there are some great views after a short walk. They hold night sky viewing events here periodically. It's a rather rustic type campground.... Read more

936 days ago

937 days ago

"Nice Campground with Great Water Falls nearby"

Ken's Lake campground is a nice BLM campground 20 minutes south of Moab in Spanish Valley. There are 31 well spaced sites. There are tables and nice fire pits. The bathrooms are vault type and were well maintained each day. There weren't... Read more
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Camel Rock Casino
Santa Fe, NM
"Casino closed but people do overnight here still"
El Dorado Hot Springs
Tonopah, AZ
"Nice soaking"
Los Alamos Overlook
Los Alamos, NM
""No Camping Signs" here now"
Grandview Campground
Big Pine, CA
"Night Sky is Amazing"
"Nice Campground with Great Water Falls nearby"
Peg Leg
Borrego Springs, CA
"Beautiful surroundings."
Lake Jennings Park
Lakeside, CA
"Great campsite in San Diego Area"
Entrance Park
Los Alamos, NM
"Name has been changed"
Welcome to Havasu
Lake Havasu City, AZ
"State Trust Land - Nice near city and Sara Park"
Ghost Ranch
Abiquiu, NM
"Amazingly Beautiful Landscape!!!!!!!"
Matchless Campground
Leadville, CO
"Free after Labor Day"
"Close to Hot Springs."
Redondo Campground
Jemez Springs, NM
"Small Campground in trees"
Alta Lakes
Telluride, CO
"Beautiful lakes - Nail biter forest road to access"
"Nice new casino with separate RV and Trucker parking"
Viejas Casino
Alpine, CA
"Nice Place"
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
Quechan Casino Resort
Winterhaven, CA
"No Buffet but lots of space"
"Some info "
Las Conchas
Jemez Springs, NM
"Not A Campground"
Soap Creek Corral
Gunnison, CO
"Free"
Ruby Mountain Campground
Buena Vista, CO
 
Hilltop Hot Springs
Mammoth Lakes, CA
"A few hot springs in this area"
"Wonderful Views While You Are Soaking"
"Nice in Winter for a good hot soak."
"Had a memorable time here!"
Forest Road 665 Gravel Pit
Pagosa Springs, CO
"Gravel Pit Boondocking in Forest near Pagosa Springs"
Lava Spa Motel & RV Park
Lava Hot Springs, ID
"Love the Commercial Hot Spring across the street."
Snowbird Mesa
Overton, NV
"Plenty of space. Alone with others"
Avi Resort Casino
Laughlin, NV
"The Avi is a nice stop with a pool and beach"
"Parking at a Casino"
"Family friendly hot springs pool"
"Very nice spot"
Camp May
Los Alamos, NM
"Camp May - A correction"
"Getting into hot water"
Sandia Resort & Casino
Albuquerque, NM
"Good easy spot for a quick overnight"
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Sock Monkey Trekkers: New Mexico: Gila Hot Springs Ranch and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

(By Greg - Mid April 2015) After our visits to Faywood Hot Springs and Silver City, we headed on our way up to the Gila Cliff Dwelings National Monument.We were warned not to take Hwy 15 as it is just...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: NM To San Diego: Part 2 (El Dorado Hot Springs, West of Phoenix)

After leaving Faywood Springs, Google Maps suggested a short cut to Lordsburg NM that would save us about 20 minutes.  I told Karen we should trust Google Maps to give us a good route. Karen was very...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Moab Area: Ken's Lake Campground, Faux Falls, Arches NP - Delicate Arch

Life is always better with monkeys! Our nephew, Joe was on spring break from college and asked if we could meet for some camping. He lives in Salt Lake City. We wanted to meet somewhere half-way. I've...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: RV / Boondocking Sites in Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Updated: 5/27/14 Here where we live in Los Alamos, New Mexico we have a bunch of local RV sites.  I thought I would go through them all in case folks would like to bring their rig up to explore the...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: May Trip P3 - Lone Rock on Lake Powell - Utah

After the Overland Expo, we headed to Lake Powell.  There is a "Lone Rock" boondocking section of Lake Powell not far from Page, AZ where you can boondock on a beautiful sandy beach area for about $14...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Colorado River Trip - Part 2 - Yuma Arizona to Laughlin Nevada

In the previous blog I was leaving Yuma.  Well, I didn't get far when I saw an In-and-Out burger joint. I am trying to eat less meat and I have a problem with gluten, but I know that In-and-Out makes...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Ghost Ranch RVing - Kitchen Mesa Hike

Greg points to our hiking destination: The top of Kitchen Mesa. A couple of weekends ago we went overnight to Ghost Ranch and took the Kitchen Mesa Hike. What a great hike! If you haven't been to Gh...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Matchless Campground on Turquoise Lake near Leadville Colorado - VBlog #1

In late September, we went on a week-long van camping vacation. Our trip was a loop from our home in Los Alamos, NM through Colorado. First, it was up to Matchless Campground on Turquoise Lake near Le...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: May Trip P1 - Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff, AZ

We took off from our home in Los Alamos, NM for a wonderful 11 day trip. We headed for the Overland Expo in Flagstaff Arizona. Our goal was to check out the pop-up truck campers at the expo and see i...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Colorado River Trip - Part 1 - Los Alamos to Yuma

Karen was to meet me in Las Vegas after I traveled south to Faywood Springs - Hot Springs and then over to a BLM free camping site called Synder Hill, just southwest of Tucson.  I was then going to he...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: RV / Boondocking Sites in Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Updated: 5/27/14 Here where we live in Los Alamos, New Mexico we have a bunch of local RV sites.  I thought I would go through them all in case folks would like to bring their rig up to explore the...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Mt. Rushmore Trip - Part 3 - Custer State Park, South Dakota

Our Campsite at Blue Bell Campground, Custer State Park, South Dakota.French Creek near our campsite. Our plan in South Dakota was to stay in Custer State Park in the Blue Bell Campground and explore...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Boondocking and Campground Sites near Pagosa Springs, Colorado

A couple of weeks ago (late July) we decided to explore the Pagosa Springs area and see if we could find any good boondocking sites and do some hiking and exploring.  We did find a few good boondockin...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Colorado River Trip - Part 4 - Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire, Snowbird Mesa

After my overnight in Vegas it was nice to be headed back out into the wilderness.  I drove southeast to Boulder City and then dropped down into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. (I have a link...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Colorado River Trip - Part 2 - Yuma Arizona to Laughlin Nevada

In the previous blog I was leaving Yuma.  Well, I didn't get far when I saw an In-and-Out burger joint. I am trying to eat less meat and I have a problem with gluten, but I know that In-and-Out makes...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Colorado River Trip - Part 2 - Yuma Arizona to Laughlin Nevada

In the previous blog I was leaving Yuma.  Well, I didn't get far when I saw an In-and-Out burger joint. I am trying to eat less meat and I have a problem with gluten, but I know that In-and-Out makes...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Monkeying Around - Part I

[By Karen] For part-timers who work full time - we had an amazing August. We were the ultimate weekend warriors and then some.  Redondo Campground in Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos New Mexico T...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Sand Dunes Swimming Pool (and RV Park)

We read about a large pool of geothermally heated water near the Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.  It sounded intriguing.  The pool was very large and had a grill that was said to se...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: RV Sites in Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Updated: 5/27/14 Here where we live in Los Alamos, New Mexico we have a bunch of local RV sites.  I thought I would go through them all in case folks would like to bring their rig up to explore the...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: Albuquerque Overnighter

We are in research and dreaming mode for our future full-time RVing life. I continue my regular reading of several dozen blogs written by full-timers. I had several conversations with Ingrid of LiveLa...

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Sock Monkey Trekkers: New Mexico: Faywood Hot Springs, Silver City

(By Greg- Mid April 2015) We decided to take a mini-vacation for a long weekend down to Southwestern New Mexico for some warmer weather, hot springs soaking and Indian cliff house exploring. We had a...

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