I left Ben Avery's this morning at 6:45 and got to my BLM boondocking spot about 20 minutes later just as the sun was coming up. I didn't have to leave that early in the morning, after all I was only going about 15 miles away, but the anticipation of getting out in the desert and boondocking again caused me to wake up earlier than I normally would and since I was up already... What the heck.
The one-mile of dirt road that you have to travel after you turn off the highway to get to the Boulders Staging area seemed to be kind of wash boarded when I drove over it in my truck the other day. But having the weight of the Arctic Fox in the back of the truck smoothed out the ride considerably.
And as usual when I opened the trailer door everything was right where it was supposed to be and nothing was laying on the floor that wasn't there when I left. I'm always amazed how much difference shocks make on a trailer.
It's strange not hearing gunfire all the time, it seems like it's too quiet. Actually on a lot of BLM land you're allowed to shoot but in this place there are no shooting signs with the explanation that there's too many people running around out in the desert here to be safe.
Since you're reading this it means that I have some Verizon phone service. Without my booster antenna I had two bars of service but I couldn't get on the Internet. With my antenna up I have three bars and I can get on the Internet. It's not a whole lot of improvement but being able to get on the Internet makes all the difference in the world to me.
It will be interesting to see if this place turns into a madhouse of off-road vehicles by this afternoon. Right now there's only three other RVs here so it's pretty quiet but I'm assuming it won't stay that way through the weekend.