Camp Host Love

Living in the truck and being a camp host is an ideal combo for me. I am in the San Juan National Forest, there are birds and bears and marmots and interesting campers.

Because there is no electricity or cell service Burro Bridge gets fly anglers, bird watchers, artists and hikers. Very few generators (only 1 this season). No raucous parties, just a deep appreciation of nature and peace. Among the visitors there have been musicians, micro biologists, pediatricians, environmental activists, teachers, ecologists and wandering souls. There was a group of college age mycologists from Denver who shared puffballs for my lunch. Tasty treat!puffballs


In the camp host life there is cleaning of toilets, firepits and sites. Here are the tools


Then sometimes you have to call in the professionals.


Calling in the pros is very expensive. They have to drive about 90 miles round trip. Ah, but what a relief.

Right now the hunting season has started. With bows and arrows first. Then muzzle loading rifles. The archery hunters are good campers. The sites are clean and neat, they call me “ma’am”, and have invited me for an elk dinner. If they get one. So far no slaughtered wildlife. Phew.

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12 Responses to Camp Host Love

  1. Jane Dinsmoor says:

    Hi Ms P! Bill and I left Woody Creek for a barge trip on the Yonne River. CURRENTLY on the quai in Auxerre watching a petanque match. Kind of camping but we get to shop at outdoor markets for cooking. Can’t eat the fish, swans or geese but we forage for lots of ripe fruit!


    • Mas Prema says:

      Sorry to take so long in a reply to your exciting news of “camping” on a barge! No cell service where I host, and crazy fires and weather. All smooth, now. Loved your suggestions about cooler packing. I am improving, but still hate water in the cooler, so now I am loading small containers with ice. We’ll see how that goes. Wish you retirees well on your France trip! Hugs to you both.


  2. Chuck says:

    Thanks for the update…glad to see you are having a great time! ( keep up the good work)😄😄


    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks, Chuck. Am trying to get more regular in the posting, but its a 100 mile round trip to do laundry, buy groceries, get a shower and update the blog. Sometimes run out of time!


  3. Fred says:

    You move from enjoyment to enjoyment……..then write about it well.


  4. Fred says:

    You move from enjoyment to enjoyment……..and then you write about it well.


  5. Fred says:

    Life is going well. You move from enjoyment to enjoyment…..then write about it well.


  6. david allen bouman says:

    Sounds great Pickett.. Miss you tons ..Much love, db


  7. Pippa says:

    Sounds perfect. Where is this ? Yes you have a great lifestyle and I love reading your posts. Do you ever spend time in California? I am writing from Sydney Australia.


    • Mas Prema says:

      Hi Pippa! This camphosting site is in the San Juan National Forest in south western Colorado. 37N47’12”, 108W04’03”. It is at 9,100′, so its lovely cool in the summers. For some unknown reason I have been avoiding California. Don’t know why. Thanks for reading the blog!!


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