Boondock Hunting + Our Hitch Issues + Moving Into the Forest

In today’s video, we go hunting for a good boondocking outside of Bend. After finding a couple of spots we stop for lunch at a Sno-Park before Steve backs us down the forest road in the snow!! Snow in June….who would have thought it! Steve also explains how we think we fixed our hitch issue.

LaPine State Park on Campendium


Checking out Crater Lake in the SNOW + Another Moving Day

In today’s video, we head to Crater Lake National Park and are surprised to find it still COVERED in snow. It’s been over 100 degrees in Tucson (where we are from) so we were flabbergasted by the amount of snow still left here in mid-June. Crater Lake was still absolutely beautiful but we definitely want to some back in the summer one year to enjoy the hikes we couldn’t do. Did you know Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and second deepest in the world? It also has NO rivers or creeks leading into it. It is a volcanic crater that has filled with rain/snow over the years. Very cool!

We finish up the video by hitching up and heading out towards Bend. Plus we figure out our hitch issue! We think!

Diamond Lake Campground on Campendium
Crater Lake National Park
LaPine State Park on Campendium


A Very Trying Day. Where Are We Going to Sleep Tonight?

In today’s video, we leave California and head into Oregon!! We are looking to boondock near-ish Crater Lake. We strike out on our first spot…too sketchy to try the fit the Airstream. So we decide to head North of Crater Lake (another 80 miles) to try a second spot. Little did we know that there was still SNOW there…in June! Our Arizona minds were blown. We eventually decide to head to a National Forest Campground but even that turns out to be more interesting than we expected. In the end, we are safe and sound with a place to lay our heads for a couple of days while we explore Crater Lake but wow….what a day!

Have you had travel days like this? Any advice to us or others out there on travel days? We’d love to hear it!

Our final spot on Campendium

Beer, Impressive Waterfalls, And Leaving Mount Shasta

In today’s video, we make a quick stop for a tasting at Mount Shasta Brewing Company. Next stop is a 4-mile hike to three waterfalls at the McCloud Waterfall Trail. This is one of our favorite hikes in this area. The middle falls was absolutely spectacular! We highly recommend it…and you can park and walk to all three falls! So this is perfect for any fitness or skill level. We got to see some whitewater kayakers take on the lower falls while we ate our lunch at the trailhead. Very cool! We’re moving on from the Mount Shasta area. Stay tuned for Oregon!


Our spot on Campendium
Mount Shasta Brewing Company
McCloud Waterfalls Trail


Exploring the Shasta Area + Photography Tips

In today’s video, we decided to explore the Mount Shasta area. We start by checking out a couple fo lakes and doing a small hike along the shore of Lake Siskiyou. While there Steve talks a bit about what he is looking for in making his photography. We then head to the Headwaters of the Sacremento River in the Mount Shasta City Park. Lastly, we talk about some of the strange things we’ve been seeing at our campground on Lake Shastina.

Our spot on Campendium


A Day Near Redding then Heading to Mount Shasta (Lots of Lakes!)

In today’s video, we enjoy some lakeside hiking north of Redding California then pack up the Airstream and leave the Wonderland RV Park to head up the mountains. We find a spot at the free Lake Shastina Campground right on the lake. Can’t beat this!

Our Redding spot on Campendium
Our lakeside spot on Campendium

Vinnie’s For New Wheels & Heading North

In today’s video, we enjoy the quiet of Memorial Day after all the other campers head home. We leave the next day and head to Vinnie’s Northbay Airstream Repair to get new 16″ wheels and tires for Charlie along with a few other upgrades. Vinnie is awesome and not only did the work we requested but gave us all sorts of advice on future upgrades we could do ourselves. He also walked us around the Airstream and showed us details we never knew! We highly recommend him. After a night spent at Vinnie’s, we head north to the Redding CA area to get a few Passport America full hookup nights before trying to find some free camping in the mountains in northern CA.

Tuttletown on Campendium
Vinnie’s Northbay Airstream Repair
Wonderland on Campendium


Off To Tuttletown for the Long Weekend

In today’s video, we’re heading out of the Truckee area and into California Gold Mine Country. We wanted to be close to Sacremento over Memorial Day in order to have any easy drive to get work done on the trailer. Plus we knew we should have reservations for the holiday weekend. We found Tuttletown online and decided to try it. Check it out with us!

Our first spot on Campendium
Our second spot on Campendium

Exploring Around Lake Tahoe

In today’s video, we drive around Lake Tahoe and take in the gorgeous lake from all sides including a fire lookout. We stop to pick up some craft beer, climb around a waterfall and check out Squaw Valley. Lastly, we head to Donner Lake and the Rainbow Bridge on Donner Summit and eat some delicious tacos. We’re loving out time in Truckee/Tahoe!

Our spot on Campendium