Hipcamper Maddy

Maddy M.

Field Scout
Hipcamper since October 2015
Corrales, NM
Intro: Motion graphics designer/animator raised on the east coast and now enjoying a hearty taste of the wild west

Past trips

Grandma Dana's Camper

in Red Hen Gardens, Utah
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2018

This is the perfect basecamp for any of your southwestern Utah adventures. The hosts are fantastic! They made us dinner, let us have as many eggs as we could eat, gave some great suggestions for activities in the area, and overall just made us feel so welcome and at home. Also very dog friendly :) Highly recommend!

It's an idyllic location.Making breakfast in the morningWe slept like babies! The camper is surprisingly spacious.The greenhouse

Wonderland Camping, Cabin&Tents

in Off the Grid, California
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2017

It is a gorgeous, sprawling property loaded with things to do and see! There are hills, creeks, trails, ponds, vineyards...you name it. The location right off of Highway One was ideal. It was so surreal seeing elephant seals down on the coast and zebras inland. We set up our tent on a hill for a simpler experience but there were more refined sites set up all over.

Cozy getawayLots of sleeping spaceLots of essential amenities like a french press and poison oak  salveSo many layers!

Plateaucamp- Conscious Living

in Plateaucamp, Arizona
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2017

Plateaucamp is an entire experience in itself. In less than 24 hours we rode bikes, hiked, bouldered, climbed a tree, grilled outside, participated in a yurt ceremony, explored downtown Flagstaff, hiked again, stacked rocks, watched a woodworking demonstration, and played with fire! Tomas is a natural tour guide with a wealth of information and takes great pleasure in sharing it with others. If you want to discover some off-the-beaten-path spots around Flagstaff, this would be a great place to start. The house was impeccable. It’s in a really cute neighborhood with amazing national forest access right out the door. A very memorable experience!

The back deck + yardSan Francisco Peaks seen from our bike rideTomas took us out on a beautiful hike with lots of scrambling and bouldering.Cozy bedroom

Tselkabikiid Yellow Hogan

in Yellow Hogan, New Mexico
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2017

This was a special and unique experience. Anthony built the hogan himself and we felt very fortunate to be able to spend the night in this sacred space. They had chopped wood and kindling ready for the wood stove (which heats up the place really quickly) and a small kitchen area to make some food. Sweet dogs, kind hosts, beautiful landscape!

Behr's Retreat

in The Pond House, New Mexico
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2016

Absolutely blown away! This handcrafted oasis beat all my expectations. Beth was such a thoughtful, caring, creative host with great passion for all that she does. The artistry that spans every detail of her property is a testament to her creative spirit and drive. Some of the stuff she’s made is seriously amazing. Beth has thought through every detail and built her sustainable slice of paradise with guests in mind. I felt so at home. Lovers of art, animals, and the great outdoors will surely find some comfort here.

Beth did all that stone and tile work around the stairs, and made the railing, and soo much more all over the property.We took a walk along the creek in the morning.It was like slipping into another world.Fist bump

Chameleon, Rustic Cabin

in Chameleon Rustic Cabin, New Mexico
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2016

We had a much-needed relaxing time at this charming, rustic cabin. The deck + fireplace right on the Pecos River was so dreamy. It felt very secluded and like going into another world, but it was very easy to get to and had lots of amenities. I loved all the charming details and appliances inside the house, it felt like a home with lots of character. You will need to be respectful of neighbors but there are lots of places to explore beyond the cabin. It's a real treat, and just outside of Santa Fe!

Adorable cabin right on the waterRelaxing on the deck looking out over the Pecos RiverThere is a big yard beside the cabin with places to sit and enjoy the spaceThe pathway along the river follows a fantastic tunnel through the brush.


in The Hat Rack Ranch, Arizona
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2016

This was definitely remote and wild! It was so nice to be fully immersed in this gorgeous landscape. We saw no other people the whole time, just tons of wildlife and a surprising variety of plant life. There was a nice fire pit with pre-chopped wood and also an unlimited supply of juniper (which makes the *best* campfire smells) so we hung around the fire a lot. There are a lot of game trails to explore and plenty to do in general vicinity (Lyman Lake, Painted Desert, Pie Town, Hubbell Trading Post, Zuni Reservation, etc...) so this could serve as a good basecamp to explore from. Joshua's directions are spot on, but if you miscalculate your mileage (like we did) he is on-hand to set you straight!

True wildernessSunrise at campLooking out towards the fire pitSetting up the tents

Mustang Valley Campground

in Monument Valley Overlook, Arizona
Maddy M.
recommends this listing.
December 29th, 2015

Monument Valley is much bigger than I ever imagined and this serves as a great central location to explore from. While in a private location down a dirt road, it is only a few minutes from the visitor center and “The View.” The Holiday and Yellowhorse families were incredibly helpful, gracious, and enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge of their home. They made this mystery of a place so accessible and opened my eyes to so much; I can’t imagine doing Monument Valley any other way. What an incredible way to help support the indigenous community!

First lightOne of the Anasazi ruins you can visit.One of the nearby giant natural rock ponds had frozen over.cooking food
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