What a lifestyle, I tell ya!
Here I was sitting with my view of Lake Mead and enjoying the morning sunshine, when I decided all of a sudden. Time to go.
In less than an hour from that thought, I was rolling down the road again with two satellite dishes, two slides, a solar panel, a generator and gear all stored and ready for the road.
But in spite of that sudden departure, don’t think for a minute that I was in a hurry! I still had lots of time to stop and smell the roses (well, flowers) as I made my way back to the pavement.
Midway through the gorge, at exit 18 is a nice little recreation area and campground called Virgin River Canyon. I took a drive through and it would be a great place to stop. There is a $2 day use fee, and camping is only $8. All the sites have great views, though some are a bit close together. But for that price and that view, it’s definitely a good deal. But it was early, so I carried on into Utah. There is also random boondocking available at the Black Rock exit, just on the north side of the gorge.
Coming into St George, Utah.
I turned off the Interstate just north of St George onto highway 9 and ran into a hurricane. Well, at least a town of that name. I topped up the fuel again, knowing there could be some isolated travel in the days to come. From Hurricane, through Virgin, and I almost missed the turnoff into the Mosquito Cove BLM site on the right side on the banks of the Virgin river. Quickly found and occupied a spot right on the river, and set up all the toys, just in time for happy hour sitting by the gurgling stream. I’m sure the window will be open tonight to make sure the creek drowns out any possible traffic noise. Had a nice chat with the patrolling BLM ranger as he came through to check things out, and got the inside scoop on a few things.
Part of my plan the next few days is to visit some National Parks, because, it is National Parks Week, and
I think we do this in Canada for like, one day!
But I doubt that Zion will also waive the fee to drive through the tunnel with an oversized vehicle? But I can always ask tomorrow when I head that way!
Did you notice that they have TREES here. Some 30-40’ high! I haven’t seen real trees for weeks I don’t think. I love the open desert, but the trees are a nice change.