We spent about a week in early 2018 camped in the Organ Mountains while exploring around Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
Late November in 2017 was still warm in the Southwest desert – too warm for our preferences. We decided to adjust the temperature by heading to a higher elevation. This is one of the reasons that we live on wheels.
The Colorado high country provides incredible camping and sightseeing opportunities. I spent time there during the summer of 2016 and then again during the fall of 2017.
Moab is one of those epic places that is so impressive that many people return again and again. I made my second trip to Moab during the fall of 2017 and was fortunate to be able to spend several weeks in the area with Debra and several other friends.
I have been spending most of the winter in southwest Arizona for the past few years. The desert weather is mostly pleasant during the winter months, and the sunsets are beyond description.
Nevada is all flat, sandy desert. Or so I thought until I visited the state for the first time in October 2016. To be sure, there is plenty of flat, sandy terrain in Nevada, but there is also stunningly beautiful forest and mountains with a diverse ecosystem.
Medicine Bow National Forest is an incredible scenic area. This forest sits in southern Wyoming near the Colorado border. We first traveled through Medicine Bow on our way south from Gillette as we were migrating back to Arizona for winter.
I passed by Winslow, Arizona several times – late at night – before finally timing it right in July 2016. As I made my way from Flagstaff, Arizona to Gillette, Wyoming, I stopped in Winslow for a selfie on a corner. Cliche, I know, but I had to do it!
The southwest desert around Ehrenberg and Quartzsite has been my winter home base over the past few years. These are a few of the photos that I took there in December 2016.
Wupatki National Monument is home to a number of ancient Pueblo ruins. Located north of Flagstaff on Highway 89, this site offers a mind-blowing experience for lovers of history and ancient civilizations.