4.2 Ship’s Log 4/7 and Travel Advice Sought

I am enjoying my stop here on Lake Roosevelt.  I hope someone will set the sunrises to music.  Ravel’s Bolero maybe.

Roosevelt Lake is a great find and I’ve decided to stay for a week. Spacious sites, each with a barbecue pit and an undercover aluminum table for 8.  Clean bathrooms, free solar-warm showers, a dump station open a few hours a week, and a million-dollar views.  Cliff dwellings are nearby and accessible.  Nice visitor centers by both the National Park and National Forest Services.  Lots of facilities for fisherman.  All this for $6/nite and 50% off for Golden Age Passports.  At 3000′ the weather is wonderful, 50 degree nights and high 70s during the day.

I will stick around here for a week then head for Payson and Sedona for a couple of weeks.  I will save New Mexico for the next pass through the southwest. Next leg of the journey will be Utah and the National Parks along the Colorado River, Once again I solicit your advice and suggestions:  small towns, scenic vistas, unusual sights, dry camp sites, fairs, festivals, events.   For now let’s just talk about northern Arizona and Utah.

Left to my own maps, I head for Zion.  Then Cedar Breaks to Bryce to Grand Staircase Escalante to Canyonlands and Arches.

I will ask again when I know which way my compass is pointing from southern Utah.

Thanks in advance for all your thoughts.

9 Responses to 4.2 Ship’s Log 4/7 and Travel Advice Sought

  1. Dave L says:

    Great photos, particularly the sunrise reflecting in the water. Have you always been an early riser or does this naturally come with the nightlife?

  2. Alan stowell says:

    Raveles Bolero???
    How about Cortijo y su combo?Think PR Al!

  3. Priscilla Ross says:

    Beautiful pictures. I always enjoy reading your writings.

  4. Colleen Rae says:

    I can hear Ravel’s Bolero backscaping the gorgeous scenery. You have become quite a photographer. Or have you always been one?

  5. Kristine says:

    Although I don’t know you, I have been looking forward to showing you something of New Mexico and watching your progress toward our state. But please don’t plan on being here in June; it is hot. Very hot. Starting in August, we get wonderful monsoons and the Santa Fe Opera – and from then through late October is the very best season. We have lots of harvest festivals, aspens changing and many Native American Annual Feast Days. Let me know when you plan on being here, please.

  6. Michael and Marsha Joyce says:

    I loved the train ride!

    Pagosa Springs CO, the place with all the hotsprings next to the river.

    Canyon of the Black Gunison CO, and National Park. You can drive to the bottom, good road, steep, and there is a campground.

  7. karen wittgraf says:

    Bolero! The perfect piece for your landscape. Wish I were there. This is, by far, the most beautiful and appealing place ever. Watch out for Utah, though, you could run into Orrin Hatch. What would you say to that guy?

  8. BB says:

    Ferde Grofe’s Sunrise.

  9. Ellen says:

    Those are beautiful!

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