Can’t Work From Craggy Wash

After Vegas, our plan was go go to Lake Havasu City in Arizona to stay at a boondocking spot called Craggy Wash.

I had read about a few other bloggers who camped there and had beautiful photos and wrote about getting online with Verizon. I even followed up with the Verizon post and got more info, and it seemed like it would be workable.

When we arrived, we were greeted by a campground host, which was a little curious to us. A campground host for BLM boondocking. At a glance it didn’t look like he was getting power or any extra services for being there, so maybe he’s getting paid. Anyway. He gave us a 14 day pass to camp and we were on our way.

Meanwhile, our cell phone signals were somewhat promising. Even though the verizon was on extended 3G (no one mentioned extended!), at that point the AT&T said 4G with 4 bars so we thought we were ok.

The AT&T stayed strong around this crowd of RV’s, however, that isn’t appealing to us. As soon as we got farther away from them it went to extended and then both phones went to no bars.

So we found a spot away from the crowd and made lunch and took a nap.

When we woke up, we drove to Quartzsite.

2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
40 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $7.55

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  • Reply terrie February 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

    interested to see what you say about Quartzsite….I don’t remember you being there before….it should be really crowded shouldn’t it?

  • Reply Van-Tramp February 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Oh I know that feeling. Just makes you sick knowing you spent all that time and fuel only to have to leave again.

    I always double check Verizon’s coverage map (you have URL?) and even they are not very accurate once you get in those ‘fringe’ areas.

    Better luck next time.

  • Reply Van-Tramp February 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    By the way, I plan to be at Buckeye Regional Park this week. If you happen to be passing though, give me a honk 🙂

    • Reply Leigh February 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Yeah, I usually check coverage maps and maybe this time I didn’t. I had been having better luck with blogger reports from the road. I guess I’ve learned my lesson. It’s all good in Q.

    • Reply Leigh February 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      We’re likely going to stay put in Quartzsite for the next 2 weeks, then maybe head west towards Joshua Tree. Would love to know your itinerary.

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