Nathan @ Wand'rly

Reviews

Rice & Beans RV Park
San Ignacio, BCS, Mexico
"Un aparcamiento con una bonita muralla."
Durango KOA
Durango, CO
"What a KOA should be, every time. "
"Cool river rushing one day, the whole place on fire the next..."
Alpen Rose RV Park
Durango, CO
"Seems to be a varying degree of niceties bestowed based on something or other..."
Durfield Dispersed
Bayfield, CO
"Watch the GPS, son. "
Forest Road 242
Tijeras, NM
"None shall pass!"
Forest Road 525C
Sedona, AZ
"Should you need us, Sarah. Yes, should you need us..."
Dalton Well Road
Moab, UT
"Better n’ a willow and a creek. "
"They'll let you shower here for $6..."
Uranium Flat
Mexican Hat, UT
"The only decent AT&T service we could find in the Mexican Hat/Monument Valley/Bluff area..."
Monument Valley KOA
Monument Valley, UT
"In the Goulding's compound..."
Cottonwood RV Park
Bluff, UT
"Great place for an expensive, hot shower and super slow internet access"
Hovenweep National Monument
Montezuma Creek, CO
"Mountain blue birds "
Harshaw Road
Patagonia, AZ
"Passing traffic—from Border Patrol to locals—were everyone waves friendly..."
 
Bloody Basin Road
Mayer, AZ
"Or a shotgun bang, what’s up with that thang?"
Gunsight Wash
Why, AZ
"GPS took us right there, it’s just across from the state rest / picnic area. "
"This is where I’ll winter when the zombies finally take over..."
"You can wade to the island near the Roadrunner Loop"
"Cell service won’t keep your business running, though we got a Walking Dead in magically one night"
Red Rock Park
Church Rock, NM
"Couldn’t find the geocache...but Coal Street Pub in town is the kid-friendly, craft beer destination"
Nolan Tank
Sedona, AZ
"Just up past Nolan or down there below Loy"
Leasburg Dam State Park
Radium Springs, NM
"I hesitate to contemplate existence..."
"Junior Ranger tip"
Badu Park
Llano, TX
"Just a little info..."
Summit Vacation Resort
New Braunfels, TX
"Tubing! No tubing."
Meaher State Park
Spanish Fort, AL
"Shout out to the tent folk up in he’ya"
Shell Mound County Park
Cedar Key, FL
"So you ended up here, eh? Pro tip! Bugs don’t bite on moving swingsets. "
Riviera del Mar RV Park
Loreto, BCS, Mexico
"Bueno campo de base"
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Blog Posts

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Chinati Hot Springs, Ruidosa Texas

There’s a little slice of heaven, available at discount Mexican rates, just north and east of the line in the sand they call the Texas / Mexico border. Advertisement Texas has the...

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Fondest Greetings from Washington’s Old-Growth on Wand'rly

How the mix of shredding cotton ball cirrus clouds fell in to absorb a long gone jet’s lingering chemtrail mixed with wildfire smoke puffing out of a nearby mountain shap...

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How to Make a Tarp City

I can sleep anywhere. A friend’s couch. A friend’s couch covered in cat urine. A park bench (though I prefer the grass). A tent. Or no tent, but still in the woods. The f...

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Judging Immaculate vs. Perfection on Wand'rly

I woke up in a land almost indescribably beautiful. Two glacier-dimpled mountains surrounded by vast colorful autumn alpine scrub. I drove my family and I to and through...

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Young Bones in Bear Creek Campground, Winthrop, WA

I wish the hunters wouldn’t leave so much for the gatherers. And by hunters I mean just that; campground attendees who come to take a deer and so often leave a pile of...

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Outrunning the Twisp Wild Fires in Eastern Washington August 2015

“They’re evacuating Twisp,” Renée told me. She and the kids were in the town of Winthrop, I back in with our Airstream at a boondocking site by the name of Bear Creek....

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest on Wand'rly

A naturalist was standing just outside of the fence surrounding the Big Tree, an ancient, massive Ponderosa Pine near La Pine Oregon, when a tourist approached him. “Th...

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Greetings from Tioga Pass in Sunny Yosemite! on Wand'rly

Snow still stripes the Eastern Sierras as foreign eyes from lands as far as Germany, Japan, or as nearby as Pennsylvania and Michigan state up the mountains. Aspen groves...

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Hike to the Cross at Bisbee

A trail leads to a shrine at the 5900′ summit of the mountain which makes up the northeastern slope of Bisbee, Arizona. We had taken the trail before though, walking pa...

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Greetings from Durango on Wand'rly

Construction workers toil away fixing potholes in the divided highway that bypasses old downtown Durango, Colorado. A few miles of strip greet newcomers, heavy traffic sl...

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Short Stories on Nederland, Colorado

In the dissipation of the last night’s fog over Boulder Creek a man sits on, not at, a picnic table, looking down over the small gully that divides his current home–the...

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4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country on Wand'rly

4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country Men load up the bed of their pickup trucks with coolers full of sandwiches and Coors Light. Loc...

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Greetings from Moab, Utah on Wand'rly

Greetings from Moab, Utah It was with disillusionment that we first met Moab, nearly two weeks ago. A town full of adventure seekers who’d come...

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Greetings from Glen Canyon! on Wand'rly

The women who set us up with a spot on our first night in the area are Indians. Navajo, most likely. We’ve got a spot at Wahweap Resort. A dam just downstream from us ha...

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The Legend People and the Coyote of Bryce Canyon's Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon is not, technically, a canyon. The details are best left to scientific explanations about the means behind erosion, the flow of water, and other wonderfull...

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Greetings from the Sequoias on Wand'rly

Long before the sun completely sets, trees the size of many whales cast their shadows dark over smaller pines and the occasional oak. They feel like particle board, a hor...

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Greetings from the Redwoods on Wand'rly

Greetings from the Redwoods Several years ago a man, his Lady, and their VW Bus spent nights sleeping beneath the bows of the mighty Redwoods o...

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Stories, Videos & Facts: Coastal Redwoods & Jedediah Smith State Park

The mist is more than thick, it is downright cuttable. On the advice of a ranger, my party and I skipped the standard entrance to Jedediah Smith State Park–one of seve...

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Airstream Caravan in Joshua Tree National Park

The wind is heavy, more like a wall of sound and dust than invisible moving air. Tonight our caravan of three families in Airstreams and a woman in a tent will not build...

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Greetings from Picacho State Park! on Wand'rly

Greetings from Picacho State Park! It’s amazing the amount of traffic that a freeway can hold at any given ungodly hour of the night. From a s...

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Greetings from Guadalupe Mountains National Park! on Wand'rly

The moon came up slow. Many and cumulus were the clouds covering the horizon, and from about a half hour below the tops of them it shone up through like the opposite of h...

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Greetings from Catalina State Park, just North of Tucson! on Wand'rly

“Why is this place full when Gilbert Hill is a ghost town?” she asks. No one seems to know. The park rangers are young and look like they’re having more than your averag...

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Greetings from Fort Davis and the Davis Mountains National Park! on Wand'rly

These mountains don’t stand particularly tall, but boy do they look good doing it. At 4000′ on average, even the flat parts of West Texas are higher than most everything...

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Greetings from Sunny Bend, Oregon! on Wand'rly

Greetings from Sunny Bend, Oregon! An old friend is jumping a few feet into the air to land, a bit topsy turvy, on a slackline strung b...

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