Day 1: Prescott, AZ to Goosenecks, UT
Picked up Mom and Dad in Prescott and headed for Utah, staying the night at Goosenecks State Park, just like last year.
Day 2: Goosenecks to Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
Ate breakfast, packed, and headed up Highway 261 to Natural Bridges. Going via 261 meant going up the Moki Dugway, a 3-
At Natural Bridges, we checked in at the ranger station, just barely getting a camp site. After lunch, we set out on the mountain bikes to ride the nine-
After dinner, we walked up to the ranger station to partake in an astronomy lesson. If it hadn't been for a near full moon, the sky would have been pitch black, making for grand views of stars and planets. Despite the bright moonlight, we were able to see the rings of Saturn, among other wonders of the galaxy.
Day 3: Natural Bridges to Moab, UT
We arrived in Moab relatively early. After filling the water tank near the river, we drove up to the campground, which was nearly empty.
Day 4: Sight-
In the afternoon, we went out to Deadhorse State Park to do some mountain biking and sight-
Day 5: Day trip
A group of vans gathered in the morning to take a trip down the Shafer Trail. Old Blue's brakes weren't up to the task, but Bob S. offered to give Dad a ride in his Subaru-
After lunch, the group split up: Some went back to camp, some went into town, some went swimming, and we went up into the LaSals, where it rained once up at the top. It was suggested that we return back to town via the Sand Flat dirt road, which we did since the inclement weather was staying up top and the road looked pretty good.
The brakes were getting hot, so we pulled off at a popular trailhead. In doing so, I heard a <click-
Upon arriving back at camp, I immediately tried relighting the fridge on propane, but it was a no-
Day 5: Moab to Kanab, UT
Packed up, said goodbye, and hit the road, taking the long way home via highway 70 and down to Kanab. In Kanab, we stayed overnight at a friend's place.
Day 6: Kanab, UT to Valley of Fire, NV
After breakfast and taking measurements of our friends' wood boats (for a future build), we left Kanab for Zion National Park, a place we had not been to for a couple of decades. Our first stop were the campgrounds, which were booked solid. We parked and hopped the tram, riding it to the very end, where we hiked the trail along the Virgin River. Zion is a gorgeous place; would have loved to have spent more time there, but, alas, too many people!
We drove onward, stopping for the night at Valley of the Fire State Park, another picturesque place we had not been to in many, many years.
Day 7: Valley of Fire, NV to Willow Beach, AZ
After a leisurely breakfast, we spent the morning touring the park.
En route to Grandma's house in Henderson, we took a detour down to Echo Bay on Lake Mead to see what remained of the now-
We stopped at Taco Bell to pick up some high-
Total miles: 1,570
Avg. MPG: 16.41
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