Los Angeles, California

August 23, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 67.9 Miles walked: ~15 We got up pretty early this morning and headed out to the Walk of Fame. There were very few people walking the street when we got there and because it was a Sunday, we had free parking until 11am (which we were gone before that point). It took us … Continue reading Los Angeles, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

August 22, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 300+ Miles hiked: ~1 Today was mostly consumed with driving from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park and then from there to Los Angeles. Joshua Tree is not really a park I was interested in hiking in, as it’s all desert and it was quite hot out. We drove through the park … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park, California

California Dreamin’

August 21, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles walked: ~11 Today began a new journey; well, really it began yesterday, but whatever. Yesterday I picked up Szilvia from the airport, bringing an end to the Wild Wild West portion of this trip and starting the California Dreamin’ Loop. Since it was late in the afternoon, we didn’t do much that day except … Continue reading California Dreamin’

You Suck, San Diego

August 18, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Today my name is Negative Nancy and I’m going to do a lot of complaining (also, I did a short hike). I headed out late this morning for San Diego, which was a couple of hours from where I was last night. I don’t actually need to be in San Diego for two more days, … Continue reading You Suck, San Diego

Cheat Day

August 15, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

I have a confession. I did not sleep in the van last night. WHAT?! I know, right? Like, total oh em gee. Yesterday afternoon, shortly after I posted my last update, I got the hankering to go to a (very cheap) motel. Emphasis on cheap. Seriously. I was practically in Mexico. I could have probably … Continue reading Cheat Day

A Week in Slab City

August 14, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

It’s been a pretty hot week hanging out in the middle of the desert in Slab City. The average outside temperature has been 110°. The temperature in the van stays at or below the outside temperature during the day, but stays hot during the night even when the desert cools. Surprisingly, I’ve become pretty adjusted … Continue reading A Week in Slab City

Slab City, California

August 7, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 309.4 Miles hiked: 0 I woke up today, near the border of Nevada and California, after one of the coolest nights I’ve had in the van in the past few weeks. Even though the temperature read as 86°, it felt fantastic compared to the above 90° temperatures that it has been. I took … Continue reading Slab City, California

Viva Las Vegas

August 6, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 176.9 Miles walked: ~20 (over three days) I’ve been in Vegas for the past few days and honestly haven’t felt up to writing by the end of each day. But before I talk about Vegas, I want to go back to three days ago because I’m pretty excited about some improvements I made … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas

The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

August 3, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 78.4 Miles hiked: ~12 Today was wet. I spent the majority of the day walking through the Virgin River in the Zion Narrows. It’s a 10 mile “hike” down the river, round-trip. To get to the hike, there’s another two mile, round-trip, walk along the river you have to do. I’m honestly not … Continue reading The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah

August 1, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 78.3 Miles hiked: 8.0 Due to the possibility of flash floods in the Narrows at Zion, I used today to hike up to the 6,508 ft Observation Point. Although it was a tiring climb and it’s over 700 ft higher than Angels Landing, I don’t feel it was as rewarding (read: “challenging”). It … Continue reading Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah