May 2010 Utah Spectacular Utah = center of the universe
Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:26 PM
Stop one - Salmon Creek Falls Reservoir - there is a decent BLM campground here:
From here its down into the Owyhee Canyonlands - a place that warrants a lot more exploration
There are a lot of great campgrounds down here and I believe they were all free.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:30 PM
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:09 PM
5 or 6 miles beyond the quarry is a spot called The Jump which is a dead end in a box canyon that was used by ranchers to run cattle to the lower canyon. This is a fabulous primitive camping spot. On Saturday night I was the only one there and there is very little trash in the area.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:28 PM
Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel
The pictographs were really neat but even after extensive restoration there was still visible evidence of graffiti and vandalism which is pretty infuriating. Friends don't let friends be rednecks.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:37 PM
There are a lot of primitive sites in Buckhorn Draw to the west of this campground if you are looking to save a few bucks.
So I got myself into a bit of a pickle here. I found that I had left my awning extender thingy at my campsite in Idaho. I found that it was fairly easy to open the awning by turning the extender whatchemecalit by hand. BIG MISTAKE. Since the awning is spring loaded reversing this process by hand was virtually impossible. It seemed nothing would fit into the eye of the whatchemecalit in a way that would allow it to be turned adequately. I was stuck at the campground with my awning out.
Well lucky for me I had put nuts on my turnbuckles. I don't know what I would have done otherwise:
Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:54 PM