Navajo Country Expedition with OAUSA Part II

May 16, 2010

Throughout the cliff dwellings and other Anasazi ruins, were exquisite pictographs (painted on rock) and petroglyphs (scraped into rock). I the five years that I have been doing this type of travel, the only other time I'd seen pictographs were in the painted cave in Santa Barbara and in a lava tube in the North […]

Navajo Country Expedition with OAUSA Part I

May 16, 2010

Last year the organizers at OAUSA mentioned the ancient Cliff Dwelling destinations in the upcoming Indian Country Expedition. I knew this was a trip not to be missed. It was very apparent that this trip was a realization of many years of thought, research and planning. I will forever compare all future "Overlanding" trips to […]

On Board Hot Water Install for Shower for Camping

May 16, 2010

On past trips that lasted more than a few days, I would bring a Colman hot water heater for showers. This worked great but it took up precious cargo space and was clumsy to operate while taking a shower. I know of two models that use use the hot engine coolant to heat water (heat […]

7 Days of Camping and Exploring North of the Grand Canyon

April 23, 2009

The Arizona Strip and the Parashant are isolated areas North of the Grand Canyon. Far from any Interstate highways, it is as beautiful as it is remote. On this 7 day trip with over 400 miles of driving, we did not encounter any paved roads. I would have posted this sooner, but the day after […]

Portable Satellite Internet

April 5, 2009

Around a year and a half ago I went on a trip to Death Valley and decided to rent a portable satellite Internet device to use to get some work done at the end of each day. Normally I’d need about an hour to get the most important things done. Owning a small business it’s […]

Join us for the launch of the Outdoor Adventure USA Amateur Radio Net on April 24th, 2008

April 22, 2008

Outdoor Adventure USA was originally created by "off-roading" enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed Amateur Radio operators (Ham radio).  They believe that safely enjoying outdoor adventures, (while using a vehicle), seemed to be a perfect marriage with Amateur Radio. For a host of reasons, Ham radio is an indispensable part of enjoying the outdoors, […]

Go Green in Your Outdoor Recreation

May 3, 2007

From Del Albright, some good suggestions: "Ok, don’t shoot me, but I want to suggest a type of “Go Green” for four-wheeling and other types of motorized recreation.  If you’re a regular reader of Del Albright, you know I’m not anything related to a “greenie” or anti-access radical protectionist – in fact, I’m the opposite.  […]

Big Horn Sheep in the Anza Borrego Desert

April 7, 2007

We went camping this last weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert. For the past few years, we’ve been doing lots of camping in the desert. I’ve always wanted to see a Big Horn Sheep. When we arrived at the trail head to hike into Palm Canyon we were told that big Horn Sheep had been […]

Camping in the Anza Borrego Desert

April 7, 2007

We camped for two nights and three day last weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert. It was somewhat warmer than forecast and a bit windy but we had clear skies and a full moon. A beautiful view from Fonts Point and the oasis in Palm Canyon: Home made marshmallows. A short video of the view […]

Red Rock Canyon Camping Adventure

February 23, 2007

We camped for three days and three nights in Red Rock Canyon State Park last weekend. The kids climbed all over the hills and we visited some mines in the area. Red Rock Canyon State Park "features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is located where the southernmost tip of the […]