Ep. 67: Flagstaff to Four Corners | Arizona RV travel camping

Getting from Flagstaff to Four Corners means crossing the Hopi Reservation and the massive Navajo Nation, both in northeastern Arizona. As we traverse the broad and barren desert we camp at Navajo National Monument, and visit the Navajo’s Four Corners Monument where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet.

Filmed: September 2-3, 2018

CAMPSITE

* Navajo National Monument, Canyon View Campground https://www.campendium.com/canyon-view-campground

EQUIPMENT

Gear used in the filming of this episode includes:

* Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera https://amzn.to/2v26W8C
* Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS lens https://amzn.to/2GIsDjz
* DJI Osmo+ 4K video stabilized heldheld gimbal camera http://amzn.to/2xwMwRj
* Samsung Galaxy S8+ http://amzn.to/2yRhqEV 
* Insignia omnidirectional lapel microphone https://amzn.to/2N7wPbY 
* Rode VideoMicro microphone http://amzn.to/2gsf6NY
* Sunpak TravelLite Pro tripod http://amzn.to/2zAwtGL 
* Neweer Video Tripod Fluid Drag Pan Head https://amzn.to/2GGH4V5
* Peak Design Capture Camera Clip V3 https://amzn.to/2JkNo1G
* PolarPro DroneTrekker backpack https://amzn.to/2I28sut
* MindShift Ultralight Dual 36L hybrid camera backpack https://amzn.to/2HXvhPy

Video editing software:

* Cyberlink PowerDirector http://amzn.to/2Capy8J

We also use:

* Sony SEL35F18 E 35mm F1.8 OSS Prime Lens https://amzn.to/2HOEGIC
* DJI Mavic Pro drone for 4K aerial videography http://amzn.to/2y9CN6T 
* GoPro Hero 5 Black https://amzn.to/2tPcn6V
* Movo Photo MB700 camera chest holster https://amzn.to/2HkFNjE
* Vivitar DVR917HD 4K action camera https://goo.gl/URR7S3 
* Monoprice MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera http://amzn.to/2xsmnDa 
* various other tripods and mounts

OUR RV

* 2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23′) https://goo.gl/53a88X
* 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8 https://goo.gl/NJQpbD
* Renogy 200W Eclipse folding monocrystalline solar suitcase with PWM solar controller: http://amzn.to/2DfCdnC
* Renogy MC-4 to SAE adapter: http://amzn.to/2DgPRqE
* Halo 1500W power inverter: http://amzn.to/2Ca5Sln
* Champion 3100-Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start http://amzn.to/2zAwwCi
* KING VQ4550 Tailgater portable automatic satellite TV antenna and DISH Wally HD receiver: http://amzn.to/2BDL6XR
* weBoost 4G-X RV cell phone signal booster https://amzn.to/2J8mWZq
* HooToo TripMate portable 12V Internet router http://amzn.to/2BUQY3a
* Mopeka LP Tank Check http://amzn.to/2xFrakI
* Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater: http://amzn.to/2DVNQSa
* Oxygenics Body Spa RV http://amzn.to/2AcGO9z
* Large folding moon camp chairs: http://amzn.to/2DWCTzJ
* Magma stainless steel Marine Kettle gas grill https://amzn.to/2Gtt90y
* Magma round rail grill mount https://amzn.to/2uIjqlx
* Magma low pressure control valve https://amzn.to/2Gv7cCw
* Magma Marine Kettle grill cover https://amzn.to/2H6oEKG
* DOZYANT 12 Feet RV Connection Hose, 3/8 inch Female Flare x 1/4 inch Full Flow Quick-Connect Male Plug https://amzn.to/2uDMxXq
* 3M Command products: http://amzn.to/2BH6sUj
* CleverMade CleverCrates 46 Liter collapsible storage totes: http://amzn.to/2BIuVZr
* 45-gallon fresh water folding storage tank http://amzn.to/2zwrML0
* 12-volt water transfer pump http://amzn.to/2Ag3ExD
* Orbit water flow meter http://amzn.to/2zKbliu
* Teknor Apex Zero-G 4001-50 Lightweight, Ultra Flexible, Durable, Kink-Free Garden Hose, 5/8-Inch by 50-Feet https://amzn.to/2NAdcfM

CREDITS

* All music in this episode is open source and obtained from the YouTube Audio Library http://YouTube.com/audiolibrary, or licensed from Soundstripe http://SoundStripe.com.

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10 comments on “Ep. 67: Flagstaff to Four Corners | Arizona RV travel camping

  1. Bruce H

    The area has some nice cloud buildups when the moisture comes in the second half of the summer.  it adds variety to the drive.  It always hits me that there is more traffic on those remote roads than I expect considering how the area is so isolated.  Nicely done!

    I am aware that there is no drone flying in national parks so I take that is also true of national monuments.  I assume it is not a good idea fly on reservations.  I just saw a video about a bill that just pasted the House and should be voted on very soon by the Senate that will make major changes to drone laws and regulations.  Sounds like things are going to be very confusing if it passes as is.

    1. Grand Adventure

      Thanks, Bruce! As for drones in National Monuments, it all depends on who operates the National Monument. If it’s the National Park Service, UACs are banned; however, some National Monuments are operated by other entities like the BLM (see, for example, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico, our episode 63). There, drone operation is legal.

      IMO the proposed new regulations actually clarify what are now some ridiculously vague and illogical regulations. For example, currently a pilot licensed commercially under Part 107 is restricted to a 400-foot ceiling, whereas for recreational pilots that 400-foot ceiling is merely a “guideline.” It also clarifies what is a CBO, or Community-Based Organization, like the AMA for the purpose of establishing flight guidelines. We shall see what the final outcome is.

      And yes, at least as far as the Navajo Nation is concerned, I believe they prohibit drone use.

  2. TR Bowlin

    Nice video. I was just through there last week. Some of the roughest roads in the country up there. I swear parts of US160 are the original 1950’s pavement!

    1. Grand Adventure

      Correct. The campground is federal, just about the only non-tribal thing in all of NE Arizona.

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