Monday, July 8
WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS REPETITIVE PHOTOS OF SPIKE SOAKING!
We leave Ponderosa Campground after one night. The tanks must be emptied! Only eight miles from the campground, Route 132 meets Interstate 15 at Nephi. I drive south on I-15 to the next exit #222. Previously I read online that the Texaco at this exit has a dump station for $5 and the Flying J has a dump station for $10. You know which one I pick!
That task done, I drive over to the Flying J.
I buy propane and fill the fresh water tank. Then I go online to post on this blog. Back on the interstate, we head north through Juab Valley and turn onto Forest Road 014 at the southern end of the town of Santaquin.
Tinney Flat Campground is about five miles up Santaquin Canyon.
This is Uinta National Forest. I look for dispersed camping sites along the way but I only see a few and they’re occupied. The narrow, paved, and winding road climbs upward along a rushing creek.
Once I’ve located our campsite and backed in, the crew and I explore the campground.
Our walk takes us along the bank of the creek.
Photo of Spike soaking, Number 2,163. Bridget and I watch.
Photo of Spike soaking, Number 2,164.
“Bridget! What a big girl you are! You’re in the water!”
The campsites at Tinney Flat have a paved pad, picnic table, grill, and fire ring.
The crew and I stay cool in the shade.
Internet signal doesn’t reach this canyon, so I type up a blog post offline.
Tuesday, July 9
After an egg breakfast at the picnic table and another walk around the campground, the crew and I head down to Santaquin in order to post on this blog. Bridget and Spike sleep on the bench seat of the PTV while I reply to the many comments about the help I received when the brakes failed.
On the way back up the canyon, I stop at a picnic area by the creek.
The PTV’s air conditioner isn’t working and all three of us need to get cool . . . and Spike needs to soak! Let’s see . . . This is Photo of Spike Soaking, Number 2,165.
Even Bridget cools her toes in the creek. I take off my shoes and join in the fun!
And . . . Photo of Spike Soaking, Number 2,166! (I can’t post enough photos of my boy.)
The Best Little Trailer waits for our return.
Later, while the crew is inside the BLT and unaware, we have a visitor.
This deer hangs out at Tinney Flat. Marie, in the neighboring campsite, says the deer really likes cantelope skins. I don’t have anything good to share, and once the deer realizes there’s no handout at our campsite, she leaves.
I have mixed feelings anyway about taming an animal that lives in the wild. Her lack of fear of humans may make her more vulnerable during hunting season (and you know whose side I’m on!).
The day ends with me typing another blog post offline.
Wednesday, July 10
After two nights at Tinney Flat, Bridget, Spike and I hit the road! We’re on the road all day. In fact we motor right out of Utah and into the state of . . . .
To be continued . . .
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