Campsite Review: Fisher Towers Campground Near Moab, Utah

Photo: Fisher Towers Campground near Moab, Utah

Location: Fisher Towers National Recreation Trail near Moab, Utah
Type: BLM Campground
Access: Highway 128
Coordinates: 38.725406, -109.309081
Elevation: 4,721 Feet
Road Conditions: Pavement and Gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon: None; AT&T: None
Fee: $15/night
Amenities: Vault Toilets, Picnic Tables
Website: https://www.blm.gov/visit/fisher-towers

Details

Fisher Towers Campground is a primitive, BLM campground at Fisher Towers near Moab, Utah. There are five tent-only sites at this campground. RVs and trailers are not allowed, and generators are prohibited. This campground does have vault toilets a short walk from the campsites.

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Health Care Video Series Coming Soon

Photo: Debra at a medical appointment

Health care on the road is an important topic for nomads, whether or not they also deal with the aftermath of a brain injury. Medical care for nomads is a topic that we are asked about frequently, but it is also of interest to both of us because of our backgrounds in science and health care. In recognition of this reality, we are planning a series of videos on health care and medical topics that will air in the coming weeks.

We likely will add more videos to this series over time, but so far these are the topics that we have planned. Please let us know what else you would like us to cover as well.

Wednesday Wow – His and Hers TBIs

It’s true and, so far as we are aware, somewhat unusual. Two nomads, a couple, who both happen to have traumatic brain injuries that originally occurred about 20 years ago. In a lot of ways, that is where the similarities end. We each sustained a traumatic brain injury via a different mechanism and, as is so often the case with brain injuries, we deal with different symptoms to varying degrees as a result of those injuries.

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Campsite Review: Oowah Lake Campground Near Moab, Utah

Photo: Oowah Lake near Moab, Utah

Location: Manti-La Sal National Forest near Moab, Utah
Type: Forest Service Campground
Access: US 191 to La Sal Loop Road to Forest Road 076
Coordinates: 38.501875,-109.273088
Elevation: 8,800 Feet
Road Conditions: Gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon: None
Fee: $5/night
Amenities: Vault toilets, day use area with picnic tables, lake, hiking trail access
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mantilasal/recarea/?recid=73192

Details

Oowah Lake Campground is a Forest Service campground in the Manti-La Sal National Forest near Moab, Utah. This is a high-elevation campground at approximately 8,800 feet so you may encounter snow during spring and fall months. Oowah Lake is nestled in the forest with lovely woodland scenery around the sites, but is only a short hike or drive from stunning views of canyons and mountains. Continue reading “Campsite Review: Oowah Lake Campground Near Moab, Utah”

5 Things to Try Before Full-Timing in a Van or RV

Image: Five Things to Do Before Full-Timing

I often say that the nomadic lifestyle is a great option for many people, but it is definitely not for everyone. I also often warn people that, almost without exception, there is quite an adjustment process involved in transitioning from living in a house to living in a vehicle. The hardest part of this adjustment is usually mental rather than physical as I discussed in a video last year (https://youtu.be/wZ4IdHLRssQ).

The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take before you start full-timing in a van or RV that will make the adjustment to nomadic life easier. We published a video today (see below) that explores five steps you can take now to make the nomadic transition smoother. The highlights are listed below, but you may want to watch the video as well for even more details. Continue reading “5 Things to Try Before Full-Timing in a Van or RV”

Happy Birthday Dusty Cal Witham. An extraordinary man. An extraordinary life

Photo: Robert with his grandfather, Dusty Cal Witham

During our spring visit in Upstate New York we were able to visit with family and friends that we are not able to see frequently. One of the visits we made several times was to see my grandfather and aunt who live near Cambridge.

Today, May 25, is my grandfather’s 92nd birthday. In honor of his birthday, we published a video on our YouTube channel today that features an interview we conducted with him while we were in New York. My grandfather, Cal Witham (aka Dusty Cal Witham), was a professional country music performer before he became a minister. My grandparents, Dusty Cal and Bonnie Louise, were well known throughout New England because of their frequent live performances, as well as radio and television appearances. In this video, my grandfather talks with us about both his country music entertainment career and his subsequent career as a minister.

Photo: Baby Robert at the Lone Star Ranch with his grandparents
Grammie and Bumpa with Robert at the LoneStar Ranch

During the course of his music career, my grandfather interacted with, opened for, and shared a stage with many performers whose names you would immediately recognize Continue reading “Happy Birthday Dusty Cal Witham. An extraordinary man. An extraordinary life”