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RE: Great Basin National Park near Ely Nevada

Whispering Elms is ok...not fancy, but ok. At the border of Nevada and Utah on hwy 50 is a small rv park with fuel and food, etc. A few years ago, it looked very nice and tidy.
TexasShadow 11/15/23 08:29am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: campground near Yosemite

take the shuttle.
TexasShadow 10/20/23 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boondocking near Yellowstone and Grand Teton

For Teton: there is a national forest campground at Slide Lake called Atherton. it isn't free, but it's not as expensive as the park campgrounds. there are some national forest campgrounds outside of Yellowstone, but the only one close to a park entrance is just north of West Yellowstone. Can't recall the name, sorry.
TexasShadow 09/17/23 09:33am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fishing Bridge Campground to Livingston

Through the park is your only good option. anything else is WAY out of your way.
TexasShadow 09/16/23 09:25am Roads and Routes
RE: from Grand Teton to Flaming Gorge

IMO, The route you've chosen will be a lot slower going. The better option is 191 down to Rock Springs, then on south on 191 to the Firefighters Memorial campground, a few miles south from Dutch John.
TexasShadow 09/13/23 09:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Speaking of Bacon

I get Sam's Club bacon. 3 lb Black Label thick cut or 4 lb thick cut Wright. I cut off the fatty end and keep for seasoning beans or green beans. Then bake the rest and freeze and just take out the number of pieces I want and zap them in the micro wave. The bacon fat goes into the fridge or freezer to use for frying eggs or potatoes or chicken.
TexasShadow 09/02/23 09:19am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Thinking about going to 2024 Calgary Stampede

As stated, it's a lot of hype for what is just another rodeo. That said, you've also got something like a big state fair going on, and then there are the Rockies that are just 50 miles west and are a sight to see. Get ur reservations early and get a nighttime one because I bet it will be as hot next year as it was this year. We stayed in the foothills to the mountains, at Bow Provincial park and drove into the end of line for the train which took us down to the gates of the fair and rodeo park. free parking when we were there about 15 years ago.
TexasShadow 08/21/23 08:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pre-cooked packaged bacon

I like a couple pieces of bacon on toast for breakfast, but not every day. I precook my own bacon and freeze it because I like the thick cut. I also like to keep the fatty end off the bacon slab to use with green beans or frijoles.
TexasShadow 08/10/23 09:29am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Where do you put your trash can?

I've always used a one gallon plastic bucket under my kitchen sink, and lined with a regular grocery bag. It doesn't hold much, so it gets emptied every day and sometime twice a day, fitting into almost any public waste can en route. A few years ago, I started bagging plastic bottles, etc in a large kitchen bag I hang on a cabinet knob in a corner, and I do the same with a smaller bag for aluminum cans...those get taken out when they are full and/or when we see a recycle place.
TexasShadow 07/25/23 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Seating Recommendations?

seats on the shady side would give some relief from the heat. good luck getting tickets this late in the day.
TexasShadow 06/22/23 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone from Mt. Rushmore

16 and 14 over the Bighorns are both tough, but doable with your rig. Avoid is not called the Oh MY God hill for nothing. LOL 16 has several campgrounds along the way and a dump station up near the top of the Pass. There is a nice little rv park on the west end of Ten Sleep. Out of Cody, there are several rv parks and federal campgrounds. Two of the fed Camps have electricity. Wapiti and Rex Hale. I advise against entrance to Yellowstone via northeast gate. The approaches are stunningly beautiful, but you won't see much of it because you'll be looking at the road if you're pulling your rig.
TexasShadow 06/15/23 08:49am Roads and Routes
RE: US 20 East to West Yellowstone

Henry's Lake State Park is about 15 miles south of West Yellowstone. It is lovely scenic area with great fishing. Near the entrance to the park, there is an RV park with a very good laundromat we have used several times. The state park is nicely set up with lots of spaces, some with full hookups.
TexasShadow 05/21/23 10:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Safe route from Mesa Arizona to Rochester NY

ditto to monitor the weather forecast ahead of your route.. use the weather channel app on your phone.. and if you see bad weather ahead, wait a day to let it pass on ahead of you. we have avoided sleet storms and tornado storms several times by letting it get ahead of us.
TexasShadow 05/15/23 10:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Cody WY to Fishing Bridge RV Park - Route Challenges?

ditto to the route between Cody and Fishing Bridge. Keep your eyes peeled for bears. We had the great luck to see 3 bears just off the side of the road and had a place we could pull off and watch until they disappeared.
TexasShadow 04/30/23 08:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Let’s talk biscuits

I have used a large 12 inch iron skillet to cook canned biscuits. I use bacon grease or spray PAM. The biscuits on medium heat. They stick together. I turn the whole batch over about midway through cooking time. I cover them. When they are browned on both sides, I remove from heat but let them sit in a covered skillet for a few minutes longer.
TexasShadow 04/23/23 08:52am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: East Valley of Phoenix to Boulder City

We just used CA95 from Needles to Vidal Junction to Parker to Quartzite etc this past March and the road is fine, but there is more truck traffic on it these days.
TexasShadow 04/23/23 08:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Just curious

we've been drinking water out of our fresh water tank for twenty years and never had a problem. if we are uncertain of the potable water available, we don't fill our tank with it, but wait until we are somewhere with water source we trust.
TexasShadow 04/12/23 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: Weird sounds at night

once in awhile, I can hear the scritching sound of a mouse or rat scaping his claws in the wall, so when I get up in the morning, I set out fresh mouse proofing bags of cotton balls soaked in peppermint and one or two old fashioned mouse traps in the kitchen area and that usually gets the little critters.
TexasShadow 04/10/23 09:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 89A in Northern Arizona

not for 38 footers. lots of hair pin turns and narrow road.
TexasShadow 03/15/23 09:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Greenhorn driving from NY to Az

“Safest places” would be RV parks or campgrounds with full time on site management. If you are looking for free overnight stays then many people stop at parking lots of Walmart, Crackerbarrel, other businesses with large uncrowded lots, highway rest areas where allowed, etc. Safe then depends a lot on the environment of the local area." We have been using the places listed above for 20 years and have never felt threatened. We've had a couple of strangers knock on our door and looking for a hand-out, but took no for a answer and left. We have parked in a couple of walmart parking lots in city areas that were a bit seedy, but had no problems. Just be sure to ask the manager of walmart, etc. if it's ok. Some cities have ordinances against boondock parking and I think the cops think it is humorous to wait until 2 a.m. to bang on your door and make you move on.
TexasShadow 01/28/23 03:52pm Coast to Coast
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