[Cdt-l] Between Pie Town & El Malpais-2
Trekker4 at aol.com
Trekker4 at aol.com
Tue Mar 12 22:53:17 CDT 2013
That ranch house is really a barn like building that serves as a "summer
home" for an older couple, who therefore aren't always there; not much
ranching there. They were home when I passed by, offered a free lunch--lunchmeat
& cheese on white bread. Not my kind of food, but guess whether I ate it
or not? The funniest thing was the 5 or 6 bags of various kinds of chips,
all open for who knows how long and all stale; I doubt they even thought
There was water and a sign on the gate saying come in and camp. I just
don't remember exactly where they were. Very nice couple; I stayed and
talked for longer than I intended. Lots of interesting, eclectic stuff in the
Somewhere in that area, being on a road with miles of fencing, I
stealth camped right next to the road, behind some huge boulders which weren't
fenced off, but almost certainly on private property. They kept the road
dust off me also.
One time on a NM road walk on a highway, SE of Lordsburg, I slept in a
culvert right under the highway, as there was no unfenced place to sleep.
Sometimes it might not hurt to just ask if you could camp on someone's
property. I've stealth camped a few places on private property; I don't cook,
but I would never even light a stove in a situation like that, and I
minimize the use of a flashlight.
On the PCT in OR, as I recall, I met Park Bench-male and Laces-female.
Laces said she'd only spent $12 on lodging since Mexico. I was in more
than one town when they were; they'd just disappear at dusk and reappear the
next morning. Somewhere I once slept at deep dusk in a town, just off a
walking path in a park, between a highway and a lake; there wasn't more than
200 between the highway and the lake; but I was in some shrubbery out of
sight of everything but the path. Use your imagination.
Bob "Trekker" Brewer
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of Texas
In a message dated 3/12/2013 6:04:13 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
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