Day Trip to Page, AZ & Glen Canyon Dam

Saturday, April 28th

Page, AZ is about 30 miles east of my camp on the Paria River. It is on the east side of the Colorado River at the location of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. In addition to sightseeing, I need to go to the grocery store and there is a Safeway in Page. Saturday morning I take a drive over there.  Continue reading “Day Trip to Page, AZ & Glen Canyon Dam”

A Slot Canyon Hike

Wednesday, April 25th

One of the most popular hikes in this area is Wire Pass Canyon. The trailhead is on House Rock Road about eight miles south of Hwy 89. This is also part of one of the most popular hikes in the US. This hike can start at Buckskin Gulch or at Wire Pass Canyon which ends in Buckskin Gulch. The hike continues on down Buckskin Gulch to the confluence of the Paria River. And from there on to the confluence with the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. This involves hiking in the river a good part of the time. The hike is about 44 miles and takes 4 days. Continue reading “A Slot Canyon Hike”

Beautiful Camp on the Paria River!

Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 22

Early Wednesday morning I prepare to head out for my next camp. I turn on my TPMS to get a pressure reading on the tires. I always check my tire pressure before starting out on a travel day. Usually I will check it the morning before, but didn’t this time. One of the trailer tires was down to 15 pounds – not good 😦 Continue reading “Beautiful Camp on the Paria River!”

My first visit to Zion National Park!

Wednesday, March 28 I leave my camp near Overton, NV to head north into Utah. I want to spend a couple nights close to St. George, UT to do some shopping, laundry, get a haircut, etc. There is some BLM land right on the south side of St. George in the Arizona Strip which would be very convenient for running my errands. I arrive early afternoon. There are quite a few RVs camped here so spots are limited.  I find a site that isn’t too close to others. Continue reading “My first visit to Zion National Park!”

Overton NV & Valley of Fire

From Organ Pipe, I worked my way north.  I had planned to stop in the Lake Havasu City area for a couple days.  However the two camping areas I had in mind on the north side of town were too crowded.  And after already driving through the city, I decided just to continue on north to Overton, NV where I plan to stay for a couple weeks or so. Continue reading “Overton NV & Valley of Fire”

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7

I stayed around Ajo a while longer hoping that the little bit of rainfall in the area might result in some flowers blooming in the desert. Monday morning I drive 35 miles south to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Continue reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument”