Boondocking in Sedona
We are hanging out in Sedona AZ. We are out in the Coconino national forest, camping in the 14 day free camp area. We wake up to a great view each morning. This type of camping is called Boondocking, and is available to anyone. There are many web sites dedicated to finding all of the hidden gems. The one we use and has proven to be quite useful is www.campendium.com. From this website we were able to find the spot we are now in. I have taken many photos of this spot but you can never really capture the true beauty of this place. Not only do we wake up to breathtaking scenery but we also wake up to hot air balloons floating by each morning around 6:00 am.
Prickly Pear Cactus Hot Air Balloons
Morning View Over the last few weeks we have transitioned from a working life to retirement. What a change this has been. Getting up every morning and not having to get ready for work, having that extra cup of coffee and just doing nothing all take some getting used to. For now we are just going to enjoy each day as it comes and plan for our next boondocking move.
We have added 400 watts of solar panels to our rig, which is a 2000 Rexhall 26 foot Motorhome. We also added a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter. This all adds up to us being able to boondock for weeks at a time. It still has some hitches in it, but we are able to run our computers,tv, even use the coffee maker. Not to bad for parking out in the middle of nowhere. We also put in LED lighting. I think we could leave every light on for weeks at a time and it wouldn’t use up our batteries. One of the best things about the new LED lights is they do not get hot and almost never wear out. When we removed the old lights they had gotten so hot that the area around where they were attached had blackend as if they were going to start a fire. This was a bit scary and another reason why everyone should replace standard 12 lights with the new LED type. 400 Watts of solar We plan on staying here for our 14 days then moving up to Flagstaff AZ. The weather will be getting hot soon and we can find a nice spot higher up where it will stay cool. Until next time have a great day. Thank you from Mike and Barbara Anderson
2000 Rexhall Vision April in the mountains, Sedona AZ
Our Boondock Location