It'll be 72 and sunny... the day before we arrive... but the morning of our arrival... the weather'll be comin' in... Well... We're planning on spending much of the summer in the Idaho/Montana country... so... you folks up there should count on and plan for a cold, wet summer! :) Sorry!!
We rolled along 530, down the west side of Flaming Gorge reservoir, crossing out of Wyoming and back into Utah. It's open, high desert country... The kind of country that washes away that pressure in your chest. You know, that sensation that feels like a pair of the "Biggest Losers" is using your chest for a bench while they have lunch.
At the southern end of the lake we turned back east for 25 miles or so to climb up through Cedars and Pines to get to the Red Canyon area.
|*A byway pullout at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area*|
Just west of this pretty little lake is the road that turns down into the Canyon Rim Campground. Considering the weather I figured it would be better to stay on some paved roads for a bit... rather then trying to drag a 12,000 lb. fiver through the mud hunting a Boondocking camp.
So... we turned down the road to Canyon Rim... only to find it closed... apparently for Bark Beetle mitigation work... But now worries... There's two more camps along the same road... Greens Lake and Red Canyon...
It was Red Canyon that we chose... and by late afternoon the temps had climbed back up enough to melt off the inch or two of snow that had fell...
|*Red Canyon Campground, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area*|
|*A Utah Traffic Jam*|
But... how are you supposed to do that... when the critters keep following YOU! :)
|*Big Horn Tourists in Flaming Gorge... watching the canine tourists!*|
|*Flaming Gorge Big Horns*|
So... we'll wait... keep the propane tanks full... and hope... that the dumbo scientists who have been claiming that Global Warming is a comin' aren't weather dyslexic... and that in reality... it's another Ice Age! :)
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been right there and camped near the edge of the gorge. if the restaurant is open, they have good food. It's currently snowing in Lovely Ouray, so don't feel like you're being singled out by ol' Murph.
Yes sir! The gorge is just a couple dozen steps away... Kind of staying brushed up from the weather... may have to go try the restaurant just to get out of the "Cabin" for a while :)
I'm hopin' for this weather to break long enough to allow the roads to harden up so we can go find a dispersed camp up one of these, currently, muddy forest roads... I'm a little hesitant to pull back in, when it looks like a swamp! :)
I soon will be following right along behind you, pickup the fifth wheel tomorrow, the house is supposed to close next week, will stay around San Antonio Tx a few weeks to take care of business then north to Longmont Co for the summer. Really enjoy your blog but I have one question, I don't remember you writing about emptying your tanks when you are staying in a dispersed camp for a week or so, do you use a portable tank and take it to dump or????
our black tank holds us for two to three weeks... usually our long camps are 10-14 days... if we stay longer I just haul it in and dump the black...
The grey water tank... ummmm.... tent campers toss their dish and wash water pans out in the bushes... sooooooo.....
Fresh water I bring to the rig in three 5gallon jugs.
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