I had my first experience “stealth camping” last month during my trip through California. Stealth camping is camping on land not designated as a campsite, especially on land not used for habitation, agriculture etc. I found a desolate road off the coast and took a dirt road that led to cliff with a view of the pacific. Not a bad sight to wake up to
Stealth camping is not only a good way to save some money on a long trip. I hate shelling over $60 for a room where all I need is 6 hours sleep. It feels like more of an adventure when you find a random spot to catch some sleep. I can come and leave as I please and feel more at one with my surroundings. I do miss a shower in the morning after a 10 hour day on the saddle, so I don’t know many consecutive days I could really do it for, but it is nice to have the option when needed. This idea sounded crazy to me when I first heard about it, but I would urge you to try it at least once if you are hesitant about it and are seeking of ways to take longer rides on a smaller budget. Here is where I camped. I was on one of those three circular patches off of Deer Creek Rd. Just another excuse to use Google Maps. I don’t know why I post this info.