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Ramblin' Ralph

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Posted: 11/22/19 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just finished my 14th year of 5 to 6 months of Ramblin' in early Nov. Had another fun year, but only about 6K miles, way less than my usual 9K+. Got a late start and I'm tending to stay more than one night in a campground. Up to about 131K total ramblin' miles now.

Some camping stats:
- 110 nights camping (including 20 boondocking, but excluding in driveways, etc.)
- 67 campsites
- 31 nights @ $0/night
- $6.92 average campsite fee, with discount, and $11.84 without. Free campsites (boondocking, etc.) included in average cost

Below is a screenshot of my campsite map. You can view the "pan & zoom" map on my website here. Click on a pinhead and you'll see the name and description of the campsite. Plenty of pictures on my website (see signature). I'll post some of the best ones here later.

I'm hoping to leave for Ramblin' 2020 next May - the old body willing. Right now I'm enjoying my comfy easy chair and the looong hot showers every day. [emoticon]

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Ralph
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Lwiddis

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Posted: 11/22/19 12:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for posting!


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watts solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL pole for flags. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560)


Clarryhill

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Posted: 11/22/19 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome home, Ralph. Love your annual ramblings and photo journey even as I shake my head at the work that must go into such a production.
You are inspiring, my friend.
Thanks again.


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Grit dog

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Simply awesome Ralph!
Hey I found a couple camping spots a couple years ago from one of your maps.
Really cool of you to doo that and what an adventure!


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

Ramblin' Ralph

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Clarryhill: Many thanks for your kind comments and following my ramblin'. I travel solo, so maintaining my website gives me something to do. When it becomes "work", I'll quit. [emoticon]

Grit dog: It always makes me feel real good when someone says they used one of my maps to find a campsite! That's why I do it! [emoticon]

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That #47, Bob Scott CG was nothing to rave about but sure came in handy for us as an intermediate stop in the nothingness of rural Nevada.

Rick


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Posted: 11/23/19 03:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you had a good trip.


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bighatnohorse

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Posted: 11/23/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice! Bookmarked your site.

Ramblin' Ralph

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Posted: 11/23/19 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to all for the thumbs up!

Yes, Bob Scott CG is pretty basic. However, very convenient to US50 (The Loneliest Road In America). Not many other choices. Been there 5 times now.

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Posted: 11/24/19 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks! I've also book marked your site. We're planning our road tip for next year and looks like you've been everywhere I want to go!

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