Robert Witham

Nomadic minimalist, writer, and videographer

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Surviving Being Sick in a Van

Being sick is never fun, but being sick in a van is really not fun. After remaining perfectly healthy for the entire winter, I managed to end up sick a few weeks after returning to Wyoming.

This video covers my experience being sick in a van, as well as some helpful tips to make the experience a bit easier. I hope you find this video helpful.

An Early Spring Arrival in Wyoming

Why would anyone return to Wyoming in early March? That is an excellent question!

Actually, I did not plan to return this early, but after striking out finding a suitable campsite in southern Wyoming, I gave up and drove through to Wyoming. Hopefully I can plan better next year!

These two videos cover my return to Wyoming and a spring snowstorm that welcomed be back to the Cowboy State. I hope you enjoy the videos!

No Camping in Utah?

After a couple of weeks watching the weather forecast and researching campsites along my route to Wyoming, I settled on a great-sounding camping area in the National Forest north of St. George, Utah. The weather promised to be beautiful, and it was only a few miles off my route to Wyoming. Perfect!

What I did not anticipate was the campground being full when I arrived. Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea. I checked a number of other campsites as I continued making my way north, but they either had no phone coverage, were too muddy to access in a minivan, or were full.

This video covers my journey into Utah and my misadventures finding a campsite.

Spring in the Desert at Ehrenberg, Arizona

Spring is slowly making its appearance here in the Arizona desert near Ehrenberg. Unfortunately, it looks like I will need to leave for Wyoming before the spring bloom fully arrives.

This video provides a tour of the desert around my campsite in early spring. I hope you enjoy this desert tour.

Change of Plans on the Way to Wyoming

Heading back to Wyoming this early in the spring does not sound like a lot of fun, but I need to make it back by the first of April to register the minivan. The only other option was to drive up this winter and immediately head back to Arizona.

I had planned to leave Saddle Mountain and head up to Cottonwood or Sedona for a few weeks before working my way to Wyoming. An unexpected storm system prompted me to change my plans. The forecast for Sedona was calling for four days of rain and snow, while Ehrenberg was only supposed to have one day of rain. That made Ehrenberg sound rather attractive again!

As is often the case with nomads, plans can and do change rather quickly. The weather is a frequent impetus for these changes. These two videos cover my change of plans and how I consider weather when deciding where to camp.

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