A Tiger … in Maine?

A Tiger … in Maine?

“Shake me up, Judy!” said Smallweed in Dickens’ Bleak House. Team Gritty has shaken things up and made a radical change to our rolling HQ. In mid April we sold our beloved Airstream “Ducky” and Ford F-250 “Big T” and bought a...
Blasting Through Death Valley

Blasting Through Death Valley

Research calls! In early April, Team Gritty left Anza Borrego State Park and headed to Death Valley National Park (DVNP) to research an upcoming book project. We only had time for a one-day visit—like an appetizer, it certainly whetted our appetites to return for a...
Morning at the Oasis

Morning at the Oasis

Since our last post Team Gritty zig-zagged west from the dry heat of Arizona to the dry heat of Southern California. We spent a few breezy days (30-plus mph gusts!) exploring some of the hiking trails at Anza Borrego Desert State Park. It’s located within the...
Lizards and Flowers and Snakes, oh my!

Lizards and Flowers and Snakes, oh my!

Team Gritty recently met some interesting creatures on the trail at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell, Arizona. We saw loads of lizards (some were brightly decked out guys doing push-ups on rocks, trying to impress the chicks and warn off other dudes),...
Gila Cliff Dwellings

Gila Cliff Dwellings

While boondocking in the Gila National Forest, Team Gritty headed off in Big T on a twisty mountain road to explore the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. At the 7,440-foot elevation mark, we drove past the Gila Wilderness overlook (not wanting to slow Big...