Oh boy! We got a new camping trailer, (or at least new to us). Ever since we played ‘explody tire’ with the last a-frame pop-up trailer, I’ve been wanting to get another one.
Off on the first camping adventure here’s a view of the new camping trailer in the trees:
These type of pop-up hard sided trailers are really easy to tow and can go into many primitive campsites. This one is 19 feet long and is just small enough to fit in my garage when it is collapsed down for towing.
This is really nice because you don’t have to worry so much about the weather-seals leaking and things growing all over the outside of it. (Did I tell you it rains a lot around where I live?)
Here’s a view of it camping on our land near Canada:
There is usually no data access to the Internet when camping in most of the places we like to go. So please be prepared to not hear from me for periods of time on occasion.
My unscientific observations this year are that there were less bugs and birds than the last time we visited. I did not see any of the wild turkeys walking around. The turkey vultures were not flying around like before either, but someone had shot a coyote last time we visited.
Speaking of coyotes, I almost hit one when it was trying to cross the road. The trailer brakes do work nicely. I saw the coyote running really fast across the field but he was pretty far away and I didn’t think he was trying to beat the car across the road. The direction he was running made it look like he was headed a different way, but he must of turned and took a short cut under some bushes because all of a sudden he was right in the way. I slammed on the brakes and just missed him - I’m amazed at how fast those coyotes can run.
It is very pleasant in the morning and night camping here but the afternoon and evening were very hot.
It seems like many of the pine trees are being stressed by the weather, or maybe the pine beetle. Lots of them have needles turning brown.
Someone years ago, removed all the trees from the land in preparation for doing some farming. It is a nice level field but not big enough to compete with big agricultural farms imho. I think there would be an issue with getting enough water for irrigation here too.
It doesn’t look like many trees will naturally start to regrow here at this point. It is tempting to try to start some fruit trees but I don’t think they would last long unless you guard them from the bears and water them.
Here’s the trailer that was traded in:
It is a really nice trailer and there were many things about it that I liked a lot. It was just a bit big and harder to tow. With this trailer I was getting ten to twelve miles per gallon. When towing an a-frame I get around sixteen to eighteen miles to the gallon while traveling much faster.
Thanks for reading! I always value your support and comments. The pictures were taken by me with my Galaxy S9+ with some modifications done in the digital darkroom on the last one from Google Photos.