Driving in Butch Cassidy’s Shadow ~ Driving Classic

When your driving in Utah, it looks as if each mile is crammed with spectacular surroundings.  The shot above was taken alongside I-70 as we made our approach west from Moab.  I feel I may have spent your complete journey in Utah, stopping at each overlook as I crisscrossed between Nationwide Parks.  There was a lot to see and I really feel like we solely simply scratched the floor as we shot throughout the state at 50 mph.

As traditional, our plan for the day was experience, get fuel, eat lunch, experience, get fuel, experience, get fuel,  eat dinner, camp.  There was the slight risk that we must change the plan if certainly one of us ran out of fuel on the 110 mile stretch between Inexperienced River and Salina, however with an additional fuel can, we’d solely have so as to add “pull over, get fuel” to the general plan.

Because it seems, fuel wasn’t the difficulty, it was the climate.  As we neared mountains of the Manti-La Sal Nationwide Forest, the sky grew darkish and heavy rain was clearly on the horizon.  We pulled off in a gravel lot by the freeway and determined to attempt ready out the storm.

Half an hour later we have been again on the street and though issues have been fairly moist, we had averted the primary physique of the storm.  The spray from the street soaked by means of the knees of my pants, however I used to be principally dry after we pulled into the Butch Cassidy Campground.

I do not assume Butch ever really camped at this actual location, however his hideout was on this basic space, so chances are high he most likely rode throughout this patch of floor a couple of times.  Moreover the same old facilities, this campground additionally had a small aviary.  Chickens, doves, pigeons, turkeys, pheasants, an previous peacock and quite a lot of colourful birds (that have been clearly from abroad) all bustled round for the enjoyment of the campers.

The actual spotlight of the campground was the luxurious grass subject put aside for the tents.  After the grit and dirt of the previous few days, it was great to be on a pleasant inexperienced garden once more.

Round 7:00 we received a go to from our good buddy Journey and his household who drove all the way in which from Salt Lake Metropolis to see us.  Though the 4 of them opted to not share my tent for the night time, we nonetheless had a good time consuming on the native Mexican restaurant and catching up.  Amazingly, none of us have aged a bit since we attended highschool collectively again within the early 90’s.

160 miles within the books…

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