A long and winding beautiful route...

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

We took our time leaving Tuba City today.  The road to Page is closed due to a large landslide, so we traced the route I took last May.  It winds through the beautiful red rock country of Southern Utah.  At it's highest point you're at nearly 8,000 feet in elevation.  It was a glorious ride where we saw the Vermillion Cliffs and several notable sights.  The photos will give you a bit of the feeling.  Remember, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphieboyo

Our current location is in a small junction called Mount Carmel.  We have a simple, full-hookup site at a very reasonable rate.

We took an exploratory trip into Zion NP.  We were scouting out a campsite for tomorrow night, Friday.  The trip in from Mount Carmel is truly breathtaking.  The colors, shapes and textures of these mighty mountains will surely take your breath away.  If you haven't been, put it on your bucket list or some such.  

We talked with a ranger about a site with hookups, but due to the weekend there's no chance.  They do have from twenty to sixty openings in the other campground, named South, each morning.  We checked it out and saw several with a check-out date for tomorrow.  Lynn talked with a camperlady there and she said that they got there about nine in the morning and just asked campers if they were leaving.  They got a site.

I've been remiss in editing my photos, so tonight I'll have around forty to do.  I'll put them on Flickr, as usual, for you to see.  A few of you have tried it and I don't believe you've suffered any ill effects.  I may be wrong, since I have been before...a few times. :o)

Hopefully I'll be writing in the park tomorrow, so stop by and see what gives, if you have the time and an inkling.
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ferdie on

Bet there was still some snow on those passes at 8000'! I can't wait to take Ruthie back to see that country, truly beautiful...love that Hyw. 89 & 89a! Have fun! Hugs....

Neil Connole on

Truly a "bucket list" place to go! We just loved it too; and at the time there was so little traffic on most of those highways. Montana's beautiful, but it's hard to surpass those Utah "rocks".
Bon Viage!

photodon on

Are you going through Moab? It's a great little town and Arches National Park is just north of it. A beautiful desert park with many fine photo ops. Good restaurants in town a some RV parks, too. Moab Valley RV "Resort" is just on the north end of town and on the way to Arches. They have a swimming pool.

Mike on

I have made that drive several times and you are right....it is a truly great one. Your pictures on Flickr continue to impressive and show your talent....much thanks from me and I am sure-all of us fans of the Ralphie journal.

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