When we set off over 8 years ago, we did a lot of remote camping in the boonies. A lot. For most of our first four years on the road in tiny travel trailers, we were boondocking pretty much off-grid all the time. We had some darn amazing experiences.
On Thursday, after nearly a month at in Desert Hot Springs, we followed Nina’s coordinates out to one of her favorite spots – a little boondocking location just east of Borrego Springs, California.
The drive out was stunning, and we were instantly in love with the area.
We arrived and she already had scouted out a few potential locations for our little pack of nomadic wanderers. We selected one that got great cellular signal and unobstructed views, and setup camp in quick time.
With Paul visiting family in Florida, it’s just the three of us and the critters. Nina did great moving ‘the beast’ for her first time solo. We helped her back in and we setup the shared space together.
And we’ve been in awe since with the amazing scenery. Big open expansive views all around us. And hiking galore.
But boondocking isn’t just about being out in the middle of gorgeous locations. It can also be an incredible social experience. And this is a somewhat new thing for us. Most of our previous boondocking was pretty much a solitary endeavor.
This spot, is a spread out neighborhood set in the desert, with RVs scattered about down little dirt road turn-offs.
Pretty much since we’ve arrived we’ve met fellow boondockers and been invited to several meet ups, and had a few folks stop by to say hi.
We’ve even hosted our own social gathering once we discovered blog readers Tim & Denise were parked just down the road from us – two awesome nomads we can only hope we’re as cool as in 20 or so years. After all, they also named their RV ‘Zephyr’ after riding the California Zephyr train to pick it up.
We’ve also been tweaking out our 1400w solar combined roof & ground setup, and taking lots of measurements to share between tilting and non-tilting positioning. All and all, we’re pretty abundant in power.
We’ve even got out exploring the cute little town of Borrego Springs, including the fabulous sculptures the area is so famous for.
We’ll be out here for as long as our holding tanks hold out for. Which we hope is at least into the new year.
Until then, we’ll keep soaking up amazing views, amazing community and enchanting sunsets.
For another perspective on this spot, read Nina’s post on our arrival to Borrego Springs.