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. Read More

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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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. Read More

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 😦 Read More

Sheep Bridge Road Redux

Friday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 17

Friday morning I finish breaking camp at Zion and pull out of my site around 10am. On the way out I stop to empty the holding tanks and take on fresh water. Now I’m set for a couple weeks of boondocking. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

A slower pace for winter

Thursday, February 22

Since I am hanging around in southern Arizona this winter in order to avoid really cold weather, I’m finding that the pace of life is much slower.  After being on the go so much last year, it is a nice change. Read More