In the blog section of AphidTrek we plan to give details and stories about our trips — where we go, what we cook, obstacles overcome,
sights seen. We get out a lot, using mostly my Toyota FJ Cruiser to access remote back roads, and quite a range of equipment and supplies for tent camping in dispersed camping settings (i.e. without campgrounds, tables, restrooms, etc.). We see some amazing sights, explore habitats on the edge at high altitudes, and camp in the cold, rain, snow, wind, and plenty of perfect sunny calm days. Food is by no means standard camping food; no hotdogs, hamburgers, or potato salad to be found at our camps. Often we cook Thai curries, Indian-style lentils with spinach, fajitas, pasta with home-made tomato sauce. The dogs lounge in the shade (or sun, if it’s cold out!), and we stay up late watching the stars and warming our feet by a camp fire. Morning is insect collecting time, anywhere from 2 to 4 or 5 hours depending on the season, location, and difficulty of the terrain.