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BLM, Plomosa Road, Quartzsite AZ

Into the Sun, Plomosa Road Sunrise, Quartzsite AZ, January 29, 2012
Into the Sun, Plomosa Road Sunrise, Quartzsite AZ, January 29, 2012

The US Bureau of Land Management allows dispersed camping on much of the lands along Plomosa Road which leaves Route 95 a few miles north of Quartzsite AZ.

BLM Dispersed Recreation Camping

From the BLM Ariizona website:

Dispersed camping is allowed on Public Lands in Arizona for no more than a period of 14 days within any period of 28 consecutive days. The 28-day period begins when a camper initially occupies a specific location on public lands. The 14 day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of continuous overnight occupation during the 28 day period. After the 14th day of occupation, the camper must move outside of a 25 mile radius of the previous location until the 29th day since the initial occupation. The purpose of this special rule is to prevent damage to sensitive resources caused by continual use of any particular areas. In addition, campers must not leave any personal property unattended for more than 10 days.

To further protect your public lands, campers must not dispose of any refuse, hazardous materials, sewage, or gray water, in any manner that would pollute the surrounding area. PACK IT OUT.

Please enjoy camping on public lands, and please take care of these lands like they were your own ----because they are!

BLM, Plomosa Road, Quartzsite AZ

Nights I've camped here

Skepticism is Helpful

If you want to notice things that seem wrong, you'll find a degree of skepticism helpful. I take it as an axiom that we're only achieving 1% of what we could. This helps counteract the rule that gets beaten into our heads as children: that things are the way they are because that is how things have to be. For example, everyone I've talked to while writing this essay felt the same about English classes-- that the whole process seemed pointless. But none of us had the balls at the time to hypothesize that it was, in fact, all a mistake. We all thought there was just something we weren't getting.

The Age of the Essay, Paul Graham, September 2004