Big Blue Adventures

Ruth Everhart
Exploring America in a Truck Camper
Created 10 Oct 2021
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  • The New Year in Nevada, Unexpectedly
    29 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 11 8
    Today I interrupt my chronological account to jump ahead to Real Time. We’ve landed somewhere rather strange — and I can’t decide if we stepped into a situation comedy or a dystopia. Read on, and tell...
  • On Mormon Turf: Capitol Reef NP
    15 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 3 5
    Capitol Reef NP is the “Most Mormon” of all the parks we’ve visited. Not only is the place replete with Mormon history, but the early settlers planted orchards which continue to produce fruit — peache...
  • Hitting Big Blue's Limits, and Our Own
    14 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 4 9
    Sunday, Nov 14 We drive from Hovenweep toward Natural Bridges, crossing a mesa which is gorgeous in a flat, arid way. This is open grazing land with lots of horses, a few cattle and a random donkey or...
  • Wilderness: Where the Visitor Does Not Remain
    13 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Wishing you a Happy Advent as we count down to Christmas! (Note that there’s a lag between our experiences and this blog because I like to digest before I write.) Have you been in the wilderness durin...
  • Canyon-Bathing: Like Forest Bathing Without the Trees
    06 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 2 2
    Canyons and rocks are not our native habitat. We’re woods-walkers. Doug is from Minnesota and I grew up in the Midwest. Now we live on the East Coast. The trees we’re familiar with are maple, oak, pin...
  • Arches NP: Roundup of Hikes
    02 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 4 5
    Arches National Park is famous for red sandstone formations — spires, fins, natural bridges, balanced rocks, and yes, arches. I’ll depart from my usual format in this blogpost. Instead of walking you ...
  • Trail Into Time, Desert Camping, Generator Repairs, Unaweep Canyon, plus a Humdinger of a Surprise
    25 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 1
    The reason we spent Sunday night in Moab was to be close to Arches National Park. But when we arrived at the park on Monday morning we were greeted by an electronic sign saying “Go Away.” Sure, it was...
  • A Steamy Conversation with Strangers, Boondocking in Mormon Country, On the Road to Moab
    20 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 3 6
    When we were in Yellowstone we intended to soak in a hot springs but circumstances prevented that. So Doug went online yesterday and found a hot springs in Thatcher, Idaho called Maple Grove. The guid...
  • Oregon Trail Theme Day
    15 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 3
    The first software game I ever played was “The Oregon Trail,” in the late 1990s. Our daughters were the perfect age to love it. They got to play the part of a pioneer heading West. There were so many ...
  • Dry Camping in Wyoming
    14 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 4 2
    To travel is to adjust your plans, continually. Of course, that’s true of life in general! Our original plan was to camp at Madison campground (on the west end of Yellowstone) until it closed on Oct 1...
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