Crossing Nevada on US 50 one more time

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

After my initial distaste, I really had a pretty good time here. The remarkably good phone reception helped, but also … the psychological difference between absolutely nobody for miles and a camper or two around the corner is really big for … Continued

Utah west of I-15 is basically Nevada

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

I am facing due east, so my door is facing south and the morning sun pounding in pretty hard. I fiddle with the awning for a few minutes, then notice how cool and pleasant it is on the other side of the … Continued

A couple of days around Moab

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

Fucking Mormon Sunday, everything is closed. The Ace Hardware is closed! I literally could not find a cup of coffee in Blanding today. Blanding was already up there with Panguitch in my Hall of Shame for dining quality, so I wasn’t as disappointed … Continued

Utah 24 to 95 – Fruita, Hanksville to Blanding

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

It was calm and pleasant when I went inside after sunset, but sometime in the middle of the night it got very windy, windy enough to blow a beer bottle off the picnic table! This morning it’s clear (no clouds) and … Continued

Utah 12 Run – Bryce, Escalante, Boulder

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

It is 1.5 hours to the next civilization at Cedar City. Yelp and my previous visits tell me the dining choices here in Caliente are kind of sucky, so I decide to leverage my civilized status as a motel dweller and have … Continued

Gotta cross Nevada to get to Utah

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

Laid in bed and amused myself watching my neighbors drop off their waste at the dump station on their way down the hill. Then I got up did my usual morning things and headed down the hill myself. I really liked … Continued

Fall Colors are Really Happenin’

WHUFU Trip: 395 to Southern Utah | 0

In my peculiar way of doing things, I am not super sure I’m going to leave today, so I just start getting ready and see how it goes. With my usual dawdling I start the van around 3 pm, by … Continued

10,000 feet to sea level

WHUFU Trip: Cross Yosemite while I can | 0

What a beautiful spot. For whatever reason (altitude?) I slept very poorly … wide awake and laptopping from 4 am to 9 am when I finally felt sleepy :-/. I set the timer and slept an hour or so before leaving … Continued

Early Fall Colors

WHUFU Trip: Cross Yosemite while I can | 0

When I became semi-conscious in the morning and turned over, my internal clock told me it was 9 – 9:30 … but the REAL clock said it was 11 – yikes!  I can still get everything ready and get to where I … Continued

Forest Fires everywhere and the Eclipse

Friday after breakfast Today was a beautiful drive from the mouth of the mighty Umpqua at Reedsport inland to where it’s just a stream east of I-5. When I got to the turnoff for my presumed destination, Tyee Campground the river was … Continued