Window to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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A view out an RV window to Yellowstone National Park.

Why do you like it here?  

Privacy was my favorite thing about this spot. During my week-long visit in this free boondocking spot, I counted two cars a day that made the climb up the side of this large hill. I felt like an adventurous queen on top of the hill, looking down over Yellowstone and watching cars drive in and out of the park. I also enjoyed the afternoon thunderstorms that would leave us with the smell of rain in the air and beautiful rainbows in the skies for hours. The evenings were even more breathtaking, watching the sun set behind snow covered peaks and the wildlife come out to explore. 

Who’s your favorite travel buddy & why?

My two Great Danes are my favorite travel buddies. They especially enjoyed this location as they could take naps in the dirt and let the sun drench them during the day. They loved listening to the wildlife rustle in the woods during the evening.

How do you decide where to go next?

I plan my routes around weather, cost, gas and the location of national parks. First, I research nearby national parks. I look to see if they have forest roads or public lands to camp on, and then I map out the cost of gas to the nearest park. Then I’ll check the weather for the week I plan on traveling there.

What’s one piece of advice you have for RVers?

Try dry camping and boondocking. Don’t let fear keep you to only RV parks. Start out slow by visiting a state park, then a county park, then a forest road, and then BLM. In my first few months of full-time travel, I spent way too much money staying in RV resorts due to intimidation. Take the chance––load up with water, food, propane and gas, empty your tanks and you’ll be fine! 

Who do you wish you could share this view with & why?

I wish I could have shared this view with my grandfather, Kenny Hutchason. He was a semi-truck driver for over 22 years and one of the reasons I started my full time RV lifestyle. He has since passed but one of his safety awards hangs over my door and reminds me of him every day. 

What places do you recommend nearby?

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