Update on Janie!
Those of you who’ve read my blog from the beginning will remember Janie. She’s the sweet, third dog who was once part of my crew. I gave her up in order to start the vagabond life. I was fortunate to find a loving home for her with my friend and former colleague, Lynn, and her husband.
Recently I received an email from Lynn! She included a photo which I share with you here.
They loved each other from the start!
The pup looking into the camera is the newest member of Lynn’s canine crew. Lynn’s husband “found her in Woodville and thought she was a boy.” He named the emaciated, starving pup Woody and brought her home. Woody is now a bundle of energy. Lynn jokingly calls her “my nightmare.”
A happy tow vehicle!
In an very uncharacteristic move, I follow the advice of one of my favorite readers who suggested the Perfect Tow Vehicle probably needs a new air filter. Instead of putting it on a to-do list and procrastinating for a year or so, I take action!
Monday, June 23rd, the crew and I go to Vernal.
“Goodbye, sweet little home!”
I haven’t towed the Best Little Trailer since putting on the new air filter. However, I detect that the PTV is a much happier tow vehicle now. Happy, as well as perfect.
Tuesday, June 24th, I’m inside at my table by the back window when I notice a white pick-up at the vault toilets. Aha! An opportunity presents itself!
I trot over and have a little chat with Len who is a full-time employee of the Bureau of Land Management. He tells me he retired after 33 years of teaching and for a year tried keeping himself occupied with golf and such, but it wasn’t enough. He took on part-time work with the BLM and liked it. Soon he was asked to work full-time and he accepted.
I ask him several questions about the area.
He gives me suggestions for boondocks. One of those suggestions is Dry Canyon Road.
“When it gets too hot here, you could move up there and be cooler. It’s not up at the top of the mountains but you’d have lots of shade.”
An afternoon in Dry Canyon!
The photo above shows the best campsite (BLM) we found on Dry Canyon Road which is north of Maeser, a town near Vernal. Len was right. It’s shady and cool here. Unfortunately there isn’t any internet as the steep canyon walls block any signal. Spike and Bridget have fun exploring around the campsite.
Several of the photos in this blog entry were taken on our drive up Dry Canyon.
Unfortunately the dark shadows of afternoon make it difficult to capture the most dramatic canyon scenes, but these pics will give you an idea of what the area looks like.
We continue further into the canyon, entering Ashley National Forest.
We follow Red Cloud Loop Road up to the trailhead for Dry Fork Flume Trail. (Okay, you blogorinos with a Utah Benchmark atlas, see if you can find where we went.)
Most of my drinking water jugs are empty. (I don’t drink from the fresh water tank.) Pelican Lake Campground doesn’t have water spigots and I didn’t find a water dispenser when the crew and I went to Wal-Mart in Vernal. I bought a few jugs of water as insurance, in case I don’t find any.
As we’re driving from Dry Canyon to Maeser, we approach this sign.
Click this link to see the rock wall with the painted tribute: Remember the Maine Park.
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