Journal entry – 22 September 2015, Tues – From Great Basin to Capitol Reef

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

A travel day, we wake and eat breakfast and prepare to hit the road. Our little turkey flock wanders through as we are doing so. We disturb them as we pull around to hook up the trailer.

I drive to the end of the gravel road and then Ashley takes over. She covers most of the day on into Utah, up and down mountains and through a couple of towns. We fill gas, stop at Walmart and the Family Dollar and eventually at a ranger station. The ranger tells us of a common dispersed caming spot – their map is huge and also includes BLM lands – it should help guide us for the next week or so.


Ashley turns over the keys. I was able to catch up on journaling and typing then do some reading but I’m a better driver than passenger (while Ash prefers to passenge) and we head on. I miss the turn so we circle around in the park entrance and join the dozen others in the camping area. We set up and enjoy supper outside – in shorts!


The red mountains and bluffs have been gorgeous and we’re enthralled by the landscapes. We climb up on the roof to enjoy our tea and watch the sunset. Spectacular view!


Plan for tomorrow and a bit of reading before bed.