Aspen Day Trip and Hiking in Carbondale

Friday, June 8th cont’d

After leaving Maroon Creek Road, I continue east on Hwy 82 through Aspen and on towards Independence Pass. This is the first time I have driven to the pass. The road is paved all the way but pretty narrow. Going up the west side, there were two short sections that are about one and half lanes. I was in a group of vehicles both times, and we made it through both sections with no one having to back up! Continue reading “Aspen Day Trip and Hiking in Carbondale”

Back In The Colorado Mountains!

Thursday, May 31st, I arrived at Humphrey RV in Grand Junction for a couple of repair items. They are right in the peak of their busy season, so I was prepared to be there awhile. However, they finished quickly and I was on the road by noon. They have to order one part, so I will need to make another trip back there in the next few weeks.  Continue reading “Back In The Colorado Mountains!”

Last Days In The Desert

May 16 to May 30

On May 31st, I have an appointment in Grand Junction, CO at the RV dealer where I purchased the Nash to perform a couple repairs before my warranty expires the end of June. Although it is a little late in the season to still be in the desert, I plan to spend the couple weeks prior in Moab.  Continue reading “Last Days In The Desert”

Capitol Reef National Park

Monday, May 14

Monday morning I break camp and head east on Hwy 12. Today’s drive will take me about 70 miles to a BLM dispersed camping area on Hwy 12 a mile west of the Capitol Reef National Park boundary. Hwy 12 crosses Boulder Mountain, reaching an elevation of 9,606ft at the pass. I enjoyed the cool temperature going over the mountain.  Continue reading “Capitol Reef National Park”

A Few Days in Escalante, Utah

Wednesday, May 9 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

The drive from Bryce to Escalante is only about 50 miles.  It’s nice to have a short travel day 🙂  I find a lovely camp on the edge of a cliff in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, about 8 miles east of the town of Escalante.  Continue reading “A Few Days in Escalante, Utah”

In the Land of Hoodoos

Friday May 4 to Tuesday May 8

I have wanted to visit Bryce Canyon National Park for several years, so I’m excited about finally going there. The Bryce visitors center and campgrounds are at about 8,000 feet elevation, meaning it doesn’t warm up until much later than the other national parks in Utah. Continue reading “In the Land of Hoodoos”

Last Few Days at our Paria River Camp

Wednesday, May 2 to Friday, May 4

Wednesday turns out to be a very rainy day, so it is a good day to go to the library in Page. All my devices have updates that need to be installed, for which I need wifi. I spend about three hours in the library and then run by Safeway for a couple items. As I’m driving home, the rain is fairly heavy.  The road leading to camp goes through a good size wash. When I get to it there is a few inches of water running. The BLM has installed some type of rubber matting in the wash so there is good traction and I drive through with no problem. Without the matting that wash would be a mess every time it rains as there is a fair amount of traffic on this road.  Continue reading “Last Few Days at our Paria River Camp”