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Traveling Them Thar Hills


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Scofield Reservoir

Today is the total opposite of yesterday. Pulled into Scofield Reservoir,
inside Scofield State Park, Utah… and we have the whole place to ourselves.
The lake is low and none of the trees have leaves.

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There are fish jumping and a bunch of white pelicans on the lake.
Cellphone coverage and phone service are spotty. If I move 40 feet I get something.
Move 4 more feet in another direction. Nothing…..

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Green River Utah

Here we are in Green River, Utah. 

Yesterday we hit a home run staying at Gooseneck, today we struck out in everyway possible.  Every campground state, federal, BLM it didn’t matter they were filled to the hilt with people. But that is to be expected on a weekend. So we continued on to Green River, Utah and tried to stay at a state campground. There were two, TWO hosts to this state campground and not one of them would come out of there comfortable abode and answer questions about available sites to park Huey. I think I am catching on to being a host at these federal and state parks.  Get the job and the free parking spot and never answer questions or the door. Yep I got it and I’m applying to be one just like I applied for a one way trip to Mars, they will never call. Well we went next door and are now staying at the Shady Acres RV park and not worthy of a picture. So I will leave with a few pictures from the day. From now on even if our life of retirement calls for total freedom I will be making reservations at least a week in advance. In this life you have to make your own way, I have know that but now I will go back to that way of life and plan ahead. Doesn’t take me long to learn a lesson!  But actually it was another good day of lessons learned, no mishaps what so ever!


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Salt Lake City Bound (Day-1)

We left Houston Mesa Elk Loop today and headed for Flagstaff and
a fill up of diesel. Hopefully that gets us all the way to Salt Lake City.
(We shall see). Did see snow on the San Francisco Peaks….

Then onward & north to Utah, destination Goosenecks State Park.
Picked up rain all the way through Monument Valley.

Had a few white knuckle moments on a 14% downgrade and a 10% downgrade
with a few 25 mile an hour curves. Naturally, that’s where you meet the
Big Rigs crowding the center line. Thank goodness for exhaust brakes and
down shifting. Only had to hit the service brakes a couple of times.
Needless to say it was another learning experience.

As for Goosenecks State Park, it is everything and more of what I read about
…. and pictures don’t do it justice.

Tonight “Huey” is on the Edge! (No earthquakes allowed!!)

San Fran Peaks Snow

Snow on the San Francisco Peaks

Rain in Monument Valley

Rain in Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Gooseneck State Park

Gooseneck State Park

"Huey" on the Edge

“Huey” on the Edge

Trusty dog, er... I mean Calle

Trusty dog, er… I mean Calle

Gooseneck Stae Park

Gooseneck Stae Park

More of this beautiful Park

More of this beautiful Park

"Huey" on the Right

“Huey” on the Right

Google Maps

Google Maps

Houston Mesa Drycamp for a night

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Houston Mesa Drycamp for a night

Space number 6 in the Elk Loop. This spot is what we have been looking for, neighbors not on top of you. The closest has to be 120 feet away. This is our first shot at dry camping a bit more thought ahead of time would have put us further away for the highway noise. Live and learn. I never said I was the sharpest tack in the package. This will be our last night in Payson, tommorow morning we head north for Gooseneck state park in Utah, and actually towing the Jeep.