Part One: Springs I've been traveling with my 2006 Fun Mover since 2015 and apart from oil changes and two sets of tires, I haven't had to do much work on the chassis side of things. The house side is another story... there is always something that needs fixing. When I bought the rig in … Continue reading Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline
Here's a lovely brown trout from the Madison River in Montana, near the Ruby Creek campground. I remember that day well: salmonflies were popping, the caddis were hovering, the Goose fire had not yet started to darken the skies... This fish deserves her own gallery...
I’ve turned over a lot of rocks in the knee-deep waters of the Henry’s Fork, the famous Snake River tributary that flows past Last Chance, Idaho. There are long stretches of time where there are no rising fish to be spotted, and my curiosity leads me to wonder what they are eating when they are … Continue reading Henry’s Bugs: Opening Day at Harriman Ranch, Henry’s Fork, Idaho
In the winter of 2017, I attempted to catch a California winter steelhead on the swing. I spent three months on the attempt, and did not succeed... though I did get one under a damn bobber with an egg pattern (but that's another story). That winter, the long drought broke, and all of the rivers … Continue reading Boondocking for Flyfishers: Steiner Flat, Trinity River, CA
There has been a notable drop in the rate of new content being posted here at travelingwithtools. That’s because I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, and despite thinking I would be able to do two things at once, I have not. I've landed at the same Northern California shop that I worked … Continue reading Get to Work Ya Bum!
A post about classic cars! Travelingwithtools has been focused on the travel part of late, so I thought it was time for a tools post. This Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 came to me in 2008 with a badly leaking rear main seal. As I recall, it was a very fresh restoration but there had been … Continue reading An Alfa Romeo 8C Project
Merry Christmas from Reno, Nevada! Three cheers to a happy and healthy 2022.
TLDR: Not. I was looking for a spot closer to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where there was a kart racing event that I wanted to visit, and literally across the street is a large BLM managed area for off road riding. Nellis Dunes is listed on the BLM website as Dispersed - Nellis Dunes. It … Continue reading Nellis Dunes: OK for Camping or Not?
Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada is a wonderful stop for lovers of desert scenery and petroglyphs, but I did not stay at the campgrounds in the park. Instead, I boondocked at an area a few miles outside, that's listed on many of the free camping websites... freecampsites.net campendium.com ioverlander.com I had previously … Continue reading Boondocking Valley of Fire
In a break from regular programming, here are three great songs. I was thinking about them at dinner tonight with a mob of rambunctious laughing elders. Our server was named Haley (Hailey?) which made me think of Haley's Comet, by Dave Alvin. What tops that, I wondered. Well, Townes Van Zandt doing "Pancho and Lefty". … Continue reading Three Great Songs