Ask-a-Guide Series: Vanlife in Southern Nevada
Written By: Matt Hodges (Blazin’ Paddles Guide)
Before having the privilege of becoming a guide at Blazin Paddles, I spent the better part of 2019 traveling the western landscapes North American in my Mercedes Sprinter van. Joining the ever growing number of people seeking a nomadic lifestyle, I converted my van into the adventure mobile of my dreams and hit the road with my dog, Layla. From the Baja Mexico to British Columbia, we covered over 20,000 miles, but still found ourselves back in desert landscapes of Southern Nevada and Northwest Arizona. Why? The Mohave desert offers solitude, ample free Bureau of Land Management camping, proximity to major cities, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
WHERE TO STAY: While some van lifers call urban areas home for work, most, like me, seek open spaces and the quiet the vast desert has to offer. One area local option is Kingman Wash, a maintained BLM road that offers free camping and a decent .... Continue Reading at Blazin Paddles