After moving back to the lower 48, I have bought an RV and have been living on the road.
By: joealaska, 4:40 AM GMT on May 20, 2015
Yesterday I took a ride to the North Rim of The Grand Canyon. There were some general weather warnings, nothing threatening. CHANCE OFs. Of course, the last four or five days were all CHANCE OFs. Tonight I was watching the “local” weather and they mentioned Panguitch during the statewide forecast. It is all about the elevation. Panguitch is at 6600 feet. The North Rim is about 8800+ depending on where you are talking.
I headed south on RT 89, ...
By: joealaska, 5:26 AM GMT on May 17, 2015
It was cloudy this morning, but the forecast changed from RAIN to PARTLY CLOUDY. I headed out around 10 AM. Hung a left and went north on RT 89. RT 89 goes from Spanish Fork, Utah (near Salt Lake City) to near Wickenburg, Arizona, north of Phoenix. Good road.
I put in a TEARS FOR FEARS cd, which was perfect for the scenery. I was looking for the boyhood home of Butch Cassidy. It was supposed to be 25 miles north of Panguitch. It was the second time...
Updated: 3:04 PM GMT on May 17, 2015
By: joealaska, 7:34 PM GMT on May 13, 2015
I just booked a campsite for a week in Fruita, Colorado, near Grand Junction. It is pretty pricey there compared to here. Leaving tomorrow. Will only stay a week. Grand Junction is a decent sized town, so I want to take advantage and get some work done on the RV. Probably heading north from there to Rangely, Colorado. But will look at other options before. I was in Rangely a couple years ago. Smaller town, nice golf nearby.
Grand Junction is close...
By: joealaska, 4:39 AM GMT on May 08, 2015
Wednesday I went to Bryce Canyon, about 30 miles south of Panguitch. I have been by there several times, and I feel I have been there. But there are several national parks right around there, maybe I am dazed and confused. My little sister YELLAFELLA worked at the North Rim of The Grand Canyon, and a short spell at ZION. I still feel we visited Bryce at some point.
I came up to the main gate, and I asked about the year long pass the national parks off...
By: joealaska, 4:40 AM GMT on May 04, 2015
I have been in Panguitch, Utah, for a few days. I like it. Took a nice cruise on Friday, driving a loop around nearby Mount Dutton (11041 FT). Headed north on 89 into Circleville, then Junction. Small towns, no gas stations. Then it was a smaller road RT 22 south through Antinomy. After Antinomy there was no sign of people until I got to Bryce Canyon City. Drove through a BIG ranch with cattle scattered for miles. Very nice. Stopped several times for photos...
Updated: 8:31 PM GMT on May 05, 2015