Most of my family and I spent a glorious week exploring and hiking in Yellowstone National Park and Grant Teton National Park. So I am profoundly in love with our National Parks. The five of us packed into our son and his wife’s fifth-wheel RV for six nights. While those were close quarters, it was a way to stay close to these beautiful parks as we “boondocked” (camped off the grid). I am a fairly early riser and it was wonderful to go out and explore before dawn as the rest of our group got ready. This got me thinking of ways to do this on a smaller, and more mobile scale…hence car camping.
So began my journey. I began searching and found Renegade Car Camping by traveler Bryan Snyder. He is a bit more hardcore than I will be…at least initially. I devoured this book in just one night and got so many tips and ideas. I am finding more and more resources and ideas for my trip to Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capital Reef)…and hopefully some of the beautiful state parks).
“This guide is designed to teach you many of our hard-earned techniques so that you can get out the door and experience the majestic expanses of North America with your own trusty vehicle. We want you to have the time of your life. We want you to have adventures so epic that your grandchildren will be telling their grandchildren about them. And we don’t want you to go broke in the process of said adventures.”
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