The Doka Truck & The Beginning Of Our Journey October 12 2012

I recently purchased this funky 1985 VW Vanagon Doka Transporter that is perfect for road trips.  Legend has it that the closest these things ever got to the U.S. was Canada because in the 80’s Volkswagen determined that there was no market for this weird model of truck in the U.S.  Well this rare and well-built machine inspired us to take an inaugural haul through the deserts of southern California collecting Half Hitch Goods along the way.

We packed our Wolfhound “Mason”, some basic provisions, and started in Joshua Tree for a few days of camping.  We explored the Yucca Valley and the Mojave desert to our heart's content and we even picked up some great vintage hand thrown studio pottery.    We visited the iconic architecture of the Marmol Radziner House in Palm Springs, the Salton Sea, the Integratron in Landers for a "Sound Bath", and then journeyed out to the deep canyons of Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  

This journey marks the first of many to come, we will travel near and far and do what we do best: collect special things and meet great folks along the way.  This journal will record our journeys and introduce you to the artistic and enterprising folks we meet who make Half Hitch Goods a reality.