Approaching Four Corners Truck Camping

Camping in campgrounds is a mixed blessing. There is water. There is a pit toilet. There are also lots of people and rules and dogs and chipmunks being fed. West Fork CG with Norm and SueI fell in love with Norm and Sue. They have been comping in the same spot for many years. The chipmunks and hummingbirds know them. The other campers know them. They were generous with their camping knowledge and extra goodies like pizza!!

I decided after 20 days in the West Fork campground that I should camp in a dispersed area. Surely it would be quieter, fewer people, just me and nature.West Fork dispersed camping

I found a great spot. Next to the West Fork of the river, no one near. Then two camper vans pulled up with 6 children under the age of 6 who loved to scream when they did or saw anything. Then a yoga teacher with 4 dogs and a bottle of tequila. I lasted two days. Then moved on to a campground down the road.

Everything was dripping and soggy so the first thing to do at the next spot was to clean out the chipmunk shit and sort through things I am not using. I had four dry days. The back of the truck clean out took one day. The next day was the front of the truck. That took only a half day.

Clean out of camper

The hint is that on dry days clean out. Another hint is not to expect quiet in a dispersed camping area.

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7 Responses to Approaching Four Corners Truck Camping

  1. Chuck says:

    Great post. IMO, the best thing about campgrounds is that in some cases the facilities include steaming hot water and shower stalls. 😜😜 Thanks for the post…


  2. Fred says:

    Mas:, I think finding balance is the sweet spot. Living at extremes doesn’t seem to help us or anyone around us. Happy travels.


  3. Jeff says:

    Picket, I myself prefer dispersed camping,(boondocking) with maybe once every month or two hitting up a campground for coffee, conversation and a little socialization. ( but I’m more of an introvert and like my peace and quiet)
    Thanks for sharing your experience’s !


    • Mas Prema says:

      Agree with you Jeff. But every once in a while the boondocking is more rambunctious than the Campground. Thanks for reading!




    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks for reading, Jeff. I agree with you about the time spent boondocking. I am very introvert and mostly prefer woods to people. Every once in a while there are more people boondocking next to me than in a campground. Unusual, that’s why I mentioned it.


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