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Old 05-23-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
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After Moab, best road, best campsite

After Moab and some other places we drove through Monument Valley and stayed near Mexican Hat. To get to Escalante we could have taken the long way but decided to take a short cut called the Moki-Dugway Highway. It's a good road but the only catch is that it switch-backs up the face of a mesa and the 3 miles of switch-backs are gravel. It's also fairly steep. Signage is a little negative about taking trailers over it but we gave it a shot. It was very winding, steep and had a bit of washboard but it wasn't any trouble at all. Great views towards the Monument Valley area.

The best campsite ever was at Kodachrome Basin. Despite the signs saying the campground was full we went and asked if there was any overflow parking. It turned out that they had an unused site for a second camp host. It was about a half mile from all the other sites. Paved, full services, great view, trees and even was surrounded by planted and irrigated grass, a rarity in this area.

The only sad thing about having had the perfect campsite is knowing that we will never ever again have one so perfect

We're still on the road. We're at Yosemite now, heading North for the Osoyoss rally.

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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Love a good switchback, especially if I got 4WD. Oh man, now I really know we we goofed by passing up Kodachrome Basin. Our Bryce campsite was... very snug. Probably fine for a tent. Made it in there without scratching the trailer on this big bush on the drivers side, but just barely. Seems all the big, more open sites were quickly gobbled up by the rolling McMansions. Ah well. Great stuff anyway. You know it and I know it.

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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Boy that is a pucker your lips road there, wow. How did the 19' unit handle going up and down??
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Ron & Michele, thanks for sharing pictures of your travels. I hope our paths will cross again.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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Stunning! I live vicariously through others travels. Thank you for sharing.
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