Los Osos CA Rainbow! Merry X-Mas…

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ZION National Park, Hwy 9

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Just got back from ZION National Park… great trip!

Happy New Year! 2021 and I’m still in the van…


The van just turned 32! Fifteen years on-the road…

Golden Gate Park became too crowded for camping, so I bought a truck and became a vanDweller. The first time I pulled this stunt I was in a sedan with a cat named Cosmo. No animals this time. I bought a small set of those Tibetan prayer flags and strung’em across the far side where they blow in the wind spreading good fortune.

The van I wound up with was an ’89 Ford Aerostar extended cargo-van. The salesman at the used truck lot showed me a few, but when I didn’t seem interested he took me to the back of the lot, and under a tarp was this keeper. When I first saw it, I knew this van was my Rocinante and that’s what I named it. “I’ll take it,” I said excitedly.

Snowstorm In Joshua Tree National Park!

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This video, shot by another visitor, shows the huge snow that fell in Joshua Tree NP on 12-26-2019. It looks like about one foot of snow fell in the Jumbo Rocks area. The snow has a different look than usual and makes the desert very beautiful.

I visited a couple of weeks later…

Van Dwelling in a Winter Storm

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Found myself laid off from work and homeless in winter. Made due by renting a storage unit backed my van into it every night and plugged in a space heater to keep warm. Ended up rigging up a shower in the storage unit, so got a warm sleep, got up took a hot shower and got out of there early to find places to go and to look for work. Ironically found work in the spring but if I kept living that life I’d have a lot of money put away.

Monument Valley

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Highway 163 in Utah toward Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles [13 square kilometers] have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

Yosemite National Park!

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Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity.

Locations in the video: Glacier Point (0:05), Washburn Point (0:31), Bridalveil Fall (0:37), Tunnel View (1:01), El Capitan (1:20), Mariposa Grove (1:45), Tuolumne Meadows (2:37), Tioga Lake (2:47), Lembert Dome (2:53), Tenaya Lake (2:58), Olmsted Point (3:16), Yosemite Falls (3:22), Vernal Fall (4:31), Nevada Fall (4:51), Half Dome (5:05), Mirror Lake (5:52), Sentinel Dome (6:03), Taft Point (6:32),


hiTekHOBO.com Durango Silverton No. 473

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Off the Grid in Slab City, California

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Visit Yellowstone… before it’s too late!

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An eruption of Yellowstone in our lifetimes would certainly put into perspective the comparatively meaningless political drivel that most people bicker about.

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