|This is called La Posa West LTVA. It is closest to town and fills up quicker.
There are free places to camp with 14 day limits or you can go to the BLM land south of town and camp there for the entire season for 180 dollars. 7 months of camping for that price. That is what draws so many people here. There are 4 large BLM areas to choose from but only one has a dump station and fresh water. So at the height of the season the lines at the dump station can get really long.
|Looking farther south is La Posa South way off in the distance. That is where we are at.
When you arrive most people get in line to dump and fill. Then they start driving around looking for that perfect spot for the winter. Depending on how early you get here, you have many choices of wide open desert. You can stake out your claim by placing rocks around the outline.
|Our little chunk of desert, complete with rock wall forcefield around it.
You will see all kinds of vehicles. From million dollar rigs to rigs you are amazed that they even drove them here. There are people in buses and vans. Pop up campers and tents. I could not spend 7 months in a tent. I would be mighty stinky. But people are doing it. There is even a section called "The Magic Circle" which is clothing optional if you so choose.
When you are out here you can be as busy as you would like. There are things to do and see all around. We are glad to have the Ranger with us to get around. There are so many trails to explore and you can drive them around town and shop. There is a place out of town called Crystal Hill. We have been there twice already looking for rocks. I have even been panning for gold with no luck yet.
|Looking for rocks.
|Someone found something in there. They say you can't use tools to dig and I can't imagine someone dug this with their bare hands.
|I get out and walk sometimes.
Our day is pretty rough. We get up, have our standard 2 cups of coffee, breakfast and then our 60 minute death march. After that we may pack a lunch and jump in the Ranger and explore the area, There are so many trails and places to ride. Very OHV friendly here.
|Old mine outside of Quartzsite.
|The Ranger on the trail.
|The Ranger aka The Little Billy Goat. It is great for crawling around these rocky mountains.
On a personal note. We found this guy between our two doors.
"Glady's! Where are the kids? Did someone run off with the kids?"