We spent a very lovely twenty-three days on Willard Springs Road. This site isn't much of a boondocking secret, but here's the big reveal: it's nice. This is not crazy-remote like some other spots, but it's a quiet, relaxing place where you can relax for, say twenty-three days.
I'm not suggesting you become scofflaws like Annie the Kid and me. Fourteen days is the official maximum stay here in the Coconino National Forest.
And, we were ready and willing to move on if anyone cared. No one did. We stayed.
My noobie instinct tells me that if you look like a squatter, you're going to cause more alarm for the overtaxed rangers than if you look ready to drive away at any moment. We avoided tents, carports, and storage sheds. We kept the terraced patio modest. We hoped two lawn chairs would be acceptable, and they must have been.
We didn't get tired of Willard Springs Road, but it was time to get water so we moseyed up the road.
Annie reports that Munds Park RV Resort is a good place to get water and propane. Easy and clean. While she was taking care of that chore, I headed on to our next site to stake a claim. On the way in I passed Gail (we met at Willard Springs), but she was intent on squeezing through the tiny crevice of road I was leaving her, so she didn't recognize me. Hi Gail! I was the @%#&* pulling a tow dolly!
In this weather, we're using about 0.4 gallons of propane/day. That's our cooking, water heating, and refrigerator. When Annie bakes a lot of bread, that goes up.
We use about two gallons of water/day.
I haven't checked our electric production in a long time. I imagine we're making about 2 kwh/day. Our batteries are filled every day, so that's more than we need.
We watched Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, and now we're inspired to do a mini-version of what these guys did. Take a look at this film. The second guy was extra-inspiring. It's also available on HuluPlus.
And, if you don't have NetFlix already, go through my link and take advantage of the free month. It's not a scam; they really let you cancel if you don't want it. We use only the instant streaming. We also subscribe to HuluPlus, so one or the other will probably go. I got my free's worth catching up on Sons of Anarchy, so I'm good.
Life is quiet and pleasant here, and where you are, too, I hope.