Greetings! After nearly a month of boondocking bliss in the Capitol Reef area, the RV seekers-of-redrock gang has moved south to set up a new camp on BLM lands near Virgin. Lazy Dazer Laura Lee showed up yesterday (not sure of her Blog's name yet) and Jim and Gayle spotted a couple more L. D. rigs they recognized in our vicinity. Seems the desert is gets a little more crowded every year. I fear it won't be long before Govie steps in and starts legislating (restricting) our bliss if this RV boondocking-for-free craze keeps snowballing, especially since a good many of the campers have ATV's and such things that leave a bigger "footprint." Has the "golden age" peaked? Or am I just being a spoiled brat part-of-the-problem whiner? Time will tell...
Rumor has it that Suzanne is on her way to rejoin the group. She went AWOL to check off a couple things on her bottomless bucket list a week or so ago. We'll get her back in hiking shape ASAP :). In the meantime, our core group took in Bryce Canyon via Tropic…a neat "back door" entrance I found on a map and wanted to try out, see if we could find a little solitude instead of stepping our into a huge parking lot full of tour busses, minivans, and drive-by gawkers, hanging over the rail to snap photos then rush to the next pullout.
|How's this for an entry to a National Park?|
|Within a mile we were seeing what was in store. Can you spot the broken Hoo Doo leaning over to rest on its neighbor?|
|In less than two miles, we were smack dab in the middle of million postcards, the sort of colorful geology one doesn't see everyday.|
Whew! Need to rest the eyes after that slideshow :)).
The weather was perfect, and most of the tourists were up on the rim doing a drive-by vacation…all-in-all a very nice day to be alive and out and about with RV friends. Don't forget to check out their blogs for a different angle and more purdy pictures.
We'll be catching up the the Curmudgeon soon, and have a little more controversy :)