Home Sweet Semi-Home
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Snow Canyon State Park CG
St. Geo is a B U S Y place. Lots of traffic on I-15 heading to Las Vegas, apparently. The navigator took us easily to the correct, upper, entrance to Snow Canyon State Park, about ten miles uphill from the city. Man, what a place! Red rock therapy at it's finest. This is our third trip here and it feels a bit more like home each time we arrive
We took a short walk around the park and spotted a flock of those sweet desert Quail that seem to abound from here on south. Lynn spotted a nice, fat Cottontail Rabbit, right near the Cottontail Group Site. Is there a message there? Rabbit stew? We think not...
Since the temp is still getting down below freezing, I unhooked the water until it warmed up this morning. The snow on the roof of the coach is still melting and running down the windows. It's a reminder of our roots, so to speak. Oh, I did get Sooby's windows washed so we can find our way into town tomorrow
We slept well with just a couple of space heaters humming away. No need for the furnace at all. Suwheet...
This morning I got up early enough to see the sunrise hit the red mountains of the canyon toward town. It stayed fairly warm out, dropping only to twenty-seven degrees. Nice. I washed the coach windows for the third time shortly after the sun hit it's front. It actually took me five tries to get them clear enough to see through. The residue, ya know... We cooled our heels, read and such until lunchtime. Lynn made me one of her also-famous peanut butter, dill pickle and mayo sandwiches on homemade wholewheat bread. Mmm, mmm good. This was a preparation for our first hike today.
We took the Hidden Pinyon Trail. Pinyon, as I've learned is a variant of Piņon, which is a small pine with edible seeds called Piņon nuts. The trail was rated "moderate", but involved slipping along narrow ledges of rock and such
We returned to the main trail and hiked uphill for a ways and then returned home. It was a robust hour's workout. This is enough for our first day out and about.
It's in the low forties now with the sun shining happily as we hang out in the quiet. Few folks are here, only about a half dozen. The skies at night are easily viewed due to the utter darkness of the place. You'd love it, I'm sure.
Tomorrow we'll head down to St. Geo where we'll wash Sooby and do some shopping. I have some pictures to edit later and hope to upload them and this missive tomorrow. Thanks for tagging along...
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