Monday, September 18
“Okay, guys. Your bellies are full, you’ve had your walk, it’s time for you to take your morning nap. We’re on the road again and we have many miles to go.”
Having made this announcement, I start up the Perfect Tow Vehicle. She transports us and the Best Little Trailer across Ashley National Forest, south of Flaming Gorge in northern Utah.
“Thank God the heater works, eh? This heat feels so good.”
Reggie is curled up in his doggie bed beside me. He closes his eyes. In the passenger seat, Roger stands on back legs, peering out the window. (That’s peering, not peeing.)
The PTV whips around ten switchbacks as we descend toward the town of Vernal.
“Roger, lie down, honey. You’ll get sea sick . . . .”
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First part of today’s itinerary:
Route 191 south from Ashley National Forest to Vernal. Route 191/40 west to Roosevelt, continuing to Duchesne.
Although only approximately 70 miles, road construction with sections of two-lanes funneled into one lane make this a slow-moving trip.
Duchesne is surrounded by desert, but the town has access to plenty of water from the Duchesne River. A couple years ago the original canine crew and I enjoyed a few hours at this park, the crew relaxing in the thick grass while I read my Paperwhite nearby.
My present crew sees thick grass and immediately it’s time for a game of “Bite Me If You Can!”
Meanwhile I go online to check my blog.
Not one comment all morning! Depressing!
The crew and I have a snack, I drive us over to the grocery store to pick up a few items, and we leave Duchesne.
Second part of today’s itinerary:
Route 191 southwest from Duchesne, through Indian Canyon, up and over Bad Cliffs and Argyle Ridge, between Price Canyon and Book Cliffs, to the village of Helper.
We descend into Price where traffic is busy on Route 191/6. I stop and buy gas at a bustling travel center. The crew has a potty break.
Turning southeast we pass through Wellington. I ignore the sign for the RV park we stayed at on a previous trip through this area.
It would be nice to stop now, but no, we will keep going. I’ve had enough of RV parks for a while.
The drive between Price and Green River is straight-line through desert dotted with sage and rabbit brush. The stark, gray Book Cliffs rise up on our left. We cross the Price River and continue to Interstate 70. A few miles on the interstate going east and we reach the town of Green River.
It’s about 120 miles from Duchesne to Green River.
At last we’re over the bridge that crosses the Green River and I see the sign for Hastings Road on the left.
Whew! Only a few more minutes and we’ll reach the campground.
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Of all our camps, none has a grander entrance than this one!
Our destination is Lower Gray’s Canyon Campground.
Commonly referred to as Swasey’s Beach, it’s a beautiful camp, surrounded by rock “castles.”
At last we’re at a place where the boys and I can relax and be warm!
Longtime readers of this blog may remember this lovely, riverside camp.
It’s always good to come home. It’s especially good after a long day of driving!
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“Bite Me If You Can” on the beach!