Monday, September 7
The morning of Labor Day the crew and I motor up the mountain on Gooseberry Road to look for our next camp. As expected, the hordes of RVers are packing up to return to their homes and the work week ahead.
Oak Ridge Road is only a few miles up the road from our present camp in Gooseberry Campground.
I want a pretty camp with easy ingress/egress at an elevation of approximately 8,500 for ideal temperatures. If we can find such a camp, we will stay in the Salina, Utah, area and wait for the registration renewal stickers for the Best Little Trailer and the Perfect Tow Vehicle to arrive in the mail.
I have my phone with me and discover that there’s internet signal on Oak Ridge Road!
“Let’s find another road to explore and then come back here. All these RVs and stuff will be outta’ here and we can take a closer look.”
Sheep Creek Road has a few nice boondocks.
The road is narrow, rutted, and rocky and there isn’t an expansive view. I like Oak Ridge Road better. We go back.
“Yes! They’re leaving!”
I wait for the vehicles to pass and then I park, letting a very excited Bridget and Reggie out of the PTV. They love this!
We walk up a spur road together and find a pretty campsite surrounded by aspens.
We walk around and get a feel for the place.
We check the next site up the road.
Like most in the area, it is huge.
As I toss the crew into the PTV, more RVs drive by hauling trailers carrying OHVs.
“Bye-bye!” I wave, smiling.
We find a site that we like and by noon we’re moved in!
I don’t usually unhitch the first day. However, I’m pretty sure this camp will work out fine so I go ahead. I’ve positioned the BLT to give us a front lawn of dappled shade and I move the PTV forward into full sun.
I think there were four rigs in here with trucks, trailers, and OHVs over the weekend. The ground is mostly covered with a coarse grass that has withstood wear and tear.
I enjoy setting up our outdoor living room, even though I’ve done it many times before.
After supper Bridget, Reg, and I walk up Oak Ridge Road.
On the way home I admire our sweet boondock.
This is perfect! We have a pleasant camp with a view of the mountains, on a good road and with internet. Salina is only about 20 miles away. We have access to a variety of stores, propane, laundromat, post office, can get water at Gooseberry Campground . . . . everything we need is a short drive away.
Both Bridget and Reggie are happy to assume their places on the bed for the night. I give them a snuggle and soon they’re asleep. My little cuties had a great day . . . .
Later I’m in bed gazing up at the stars.
The sky is very clear and I can see the Milky Way. I shoulda’ learned more about astronomy, more than “Hey, there’s the Big Dipper!”
I chuckle to myself and pull up the comforter to settle in for the night. All is quiet.
Oh, this is nice. Very nice.
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