I sure had a great time chauffeuring Matt and Sherry around Southern Utah in the Jeep. Much of the ground we cover I have already shared on this website multiple times so I will add just a few new notes.
In addition to visiting Capitol Reef, we meet Jim Brown for a couple of days of boon docking at the Temple Mountain BLM site just outside of Goblin Valley State Park.
While at this remote, cell service free site, we discover Red Canyon. An easy day’s ride (I do not even have to air down my tires!) that includes lunch at a back country airport fittingly named Hidden Splendor. For a thrill, click this link to view a video of a landing here. As Storm would say, this airport offers the chance to get in some tournament grade flying – watch those canyon walls!
A few days in Moab group riding with George, Michelle, Mike and Leslie finishes off my mini vacation. From Moab, Matt, Sherry and I go our separate ways and I set off by myself for Arizona.
At my first fuel stop I discover the Jeep front wheels have turned on the trailer. Probably because Hwy 550 south between Farmington, NM and Albuquerque has roller coaster dips in a few places that cause the entire RV to become airborne. I feel like I am riding a dirt bike on the whoops – not a happy feeling in an RV.
I am just glad the Jeep stays on the trailer even though it is a little crooked! However this event begins a pattern of misbehavior on the part of the RV that causes me to fear that I won’t make Arizona before the RV refuses to proceed any further. More on this in my next post.