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So, where exactly is this desert? A lot of folks in TX end up buying some desert property in the Big Bend Area. Beautiful. Very remote, but beautiful.
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So, where exactly is this desert? A lot of folks in TX end up buying some desert property in the Big Bend Area. Beautiful. Very remote, but beautiful.
yes there is much land out there for great prices

only downside is you are gazillion miles from any thing which is not bad, until you build
i have a buddy that has a "ranch" out there , he flies into his own airstrip because the dirt tracks to his place are so bad . but MAN what a place.

deathly quiet and DARK
i always ask he wants to make a gargoyle movie :eek:
 

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yes there is much land out there for great prices

only downside is you are gazillion miles from any thing which is not bad, until you build
i have a buddy that has a "ranch" out there , he flies into his own airstrip because the dirt tracks to his place are so bad . but MAN what a place.

deathly quiet and DARK
i always ask he wants to make a gargoyle movie :eek:
Gargoyles...great movie! (Nice 1972 reference)
 

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Gargoyles...great movie! (Nice 1972 reference)
they were the shisssxxxnet
bad acting and all
but seriously its scary movie DARK out there. until you look up and let your eyes and brain take in the stars, then it is beyond description of how immense the world up there is

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NICE truck and Nice view! What kind of tent is that? looks pretty good also
Thank you! The tent I have is a Kamp-Rite double tent cot. The cot portion didn’t quite fit in the bed of the truck with the wheel wells since I have the tool box in the bed also. So I just used the tent portion set up on a 4x8 and used that. In the future when I go out there to do work I will build a better platform that’s elevated above the wheel wells for more width so I can use the cot portion as well

https://www.amazon.com/Kamp-Rite-Co...d=1690134022&sprefix=tent+cot,aps,203&sr=8-19

The cot portion isn’t something you’d want to go on a hike with since the frame is pretty substantial and heavy to constantly lug around, but you can always just use the tent in those circumstances. However if you do overlanding it’s great to set up in the bed as a light weight alternative to a roof top tent since it packs down smaller and can be handled with only one person. I’ve seen some videos on YouTube where people build simple plywood platforms on their bed rails to set them up on, then the tent is actually near the height of the cab.
 

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So, where exactly is this desert? A lot of folks in TX end up buying some desert property in the Big Bend Area. Beautiful. Very remote, but beautiful.
This is actually in eastern Washington. The Cascade mountain range pretty much splits the state in half, so the west side (the Seattle/socialist side) is the rainy and wet side and the east side gets over 300 days of sun. The weather is probably more akin to the high deserts of Colorado. Summers are regularly 90-100 degrees and winters are usually in the teens, but doesnt dip below zero as often.
 

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Just bought some property to build a getaway house out in the desert and I took some sunset pictures with the truck in the background. These sunsets are why I bought the property. I spent a few hours just gazing at the bright Milky Way and watching for shooting stars and satellites passing by.

Note the birdhouse on the wooden post behind the truck in the first shot. That was my only land mark in the middle of all the sage brush for finding the property, which was in about the middle third of the property. I figured that was as good a spot as any to cut through a small patch to park, and cut in the driveway since I at least had a small visual landmark for now.

And yes I know I need bigger tires, but I’m waiting until the ‘free’ Pirelli Scorpions that came on the truck are worn out. They did surprisingly well the sand bogs with a bit of momentum on the road out there

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These are gorgeous photos, Alex! And a beautiful F-150 too!
 

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Just bought some property to build a getaway house out in the desert and I took some sunset pictures with the truck in the background. These sunsets are why I bought the property. I spent a few hours just gazing at the bright Milky Way and watching for shooting stars and satellites passing by.

Note the birdhouse on the wooden post behind the truck in the first shot. That was my only land mark in the middle of all the sage brush for finding the property, which was in about the middle third of the property. I figured that was as good a spot as any to cut through a small patch to park, and cut in the driveway since I at least had a small visual landmark for now.

And yes I know I need bigger tires, but I’m waiting until the ‘free’ Pirelli Scorpions that came on the truck are worn out. They did surprisingly well the sand bogs with a bit of momentum on the road out there

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Any pics of the stars? Spent the night in the bed of my powerboost for the first time last week and enjoyed looking at the milky way. It was dimmer than I hoped (rural midwest), so hoping the desert would offer clearer views.
 
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Any pics of the stars? Spent the night in the bed of my powerboost for the first time last week and enjoyed looking at the milky way. It was dimmer than I hoped (rural midwest), so hoping the desert would offer clearer views.
My camera phone wasn’t able to get any of the stars clearly, but there was a point when the sunset turned green which was really cool. I tried to get a picture of it, but the color didn’t show up nearly as good on the camera of my ancient iPhone

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Excellent! I love the desert. This is in northern NV.

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Beautiful...see any Chukar or Huns out there? It's almost time.
 

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Excellent! I love the desert. This is in northern NV.

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Beautiful

This is my spot in the White Mountains, Esmeralda County, NV.

Lake Lahontan is another favorite, It's off US 95 just south of US 50.

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