Posts Tagged With: Utah

Oregon into Utah; Oct 2018

Oregon into Utah, September-October 2018:

We left the small Oregon ranching town of Enterprise in the beautiful Wallowa Valley on September 21st. We had reservations in an RV park outside of Albuquerque New Mexico on October 15th. So, we had almost three and half weeks to get from Oregon to New Mexico. Sounds like a road trip to me. Continue reading

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St George, Utah; April 2018

After spending winter traveling between Arizona and Mexico we started northward in our 28’ fifth wheel trailer, following spring weather (see trip reports in CURRENT TRAVELS 2017 & 2018).  Our first stop; St George, Utah.  We had business in St George.  We were considering it, or Cedar City sixty miles to the north, as possible places to re-establish a home base from which to continue our travels.  We wanted to buy undeveloped land and build our home base there, the way we want it. Continue reading

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April 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; April 2018

Imagining:

We spent April in St George, Utah. We were checking out St George as a possible place to establish a homestead. After two years of nomadic life we’ve decided we want a home base from which we’d continue travel. And, we found it; over an acre of beautiful land in a rural community outside of St George. Now we’re imagining the house we’ll build there.  Continue reading

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Arizona into Utah; March – April 2018

After two months in Mexico and a quick visit with family in New Jersey we flew back to Tucson where we had our truck and fifth wheel trailer stored. We stowed away our backpacks, recovered our rig from storage, and drove to Gilbert Ray campground in the saguaro cactus desert of Pima County Mountain Park outside of Tucson. Our migration northward had begun. Continue reading

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UTAH! Zion & Vermillion Cliffs, Nov 2017

Zion National Park!   We’d been on the road for over six months by the time we reached Zion. The redwoods of California were majestic, Yosemite was stately. Yellowstone was spectacular, Bryce Canyon National Park surreally beautiful. But Zion; well, Zion is simply stupendous. Continue reading

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UTAH! Grand Staircase & Bryce Canyon, Oct 2017

It’s mid-October and time to move from Capitol Reef National Park onward into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park. So, we packed up our comfortable camp outside of Capitol Reef and followed spectacular highway 12 south into Grand Staircase National Monument. Continue reading

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UTAH! Capitol Reef National Park, Oct. 2017

We had just left our camp in Wildhorse Canyon and were thinking; there couldn’t be anything more spectacular than that. But driving highway 24 from Hanksville to Capitol Reef National Park proved us wrong. The Waterpocket Fold is a massive ridge of broken rock in the middle of Utah, and highway 24 cuts right through it. Now the rock was even more colorful; pinks, purples, reds, blues, yellows and chocolate brown in layers, one on top of the other, or in huge stripes down the mountain faces. Continue reading

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UTAH! Natural Bridges, Wildhorse/Horseshoe Canyons, Goblin Valley, Oct 2017

We’d been in Utah for weeks now. We started in the north at Dinosaur National Monument, then drifted south through Canyonlands and the Trail of the Ancients along the Colorado/Utah border. Now it’s time to head west, into the remote mountains, canyons and deserts of the San Rafael Swell, a massive wall of jagged rock jutting out of the earth and running north to south through the state. Here you’ll find remote slot canyons, hidden gorges, ancient pictographs, mysterious valleys full of strange rock formations, all surrounded by a vast, wild, desert. Continue reading

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UTAH! The Needles and The Trail of the Ancients, Oct 2017

We spent the end of September in a comfortable camp outside of Moab Utah straddled between Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. It was spectacular, but now we were ready for the more remote deserts, canyons and high plains of southeastern Utah.  So, on October 3rd we packed up and moved south, into the outback and The Trail of the Ancients. Continue reading

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UTAH; Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point – Sept 2017

We spent most of September in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. But, by the third week in September, the first major winter storms chased us out of the Rocky Mountains. Tired of shoveling our trailer out of the snow every morning we left Pinedale Wyoming and the wild Wind River Mountains on September 22nd for sunny Utah, or so we hoped. Continue reading

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