May 2010 Utah Spectacular
Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:48 PM
We stayed at the Blue Spruce Campground in the mountains adjacent to Devil's Backbone. I discovered one we had setup that just a mile or so up the road from the campground are some great primitive spots - I'll remember that next time.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:51 PM
Eventually we found our way out of the mountains and at that point it was time for everyone to head home so we said our goodbyes and hit the road. I wanted to camp at the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park near Ely Nevada, a spot I had driven by many times but never stopped at:
An interesting bit of history about the ovens:
Each filling of one of these ovens required the total tree crop from 5 to 6 acres of land. During the 1870's the hills and mountains around many mining camps were completely stripped of all timber for a radius of up to 35 miles.
However the most interesting thing about the Ward Charcoal ovens is that this is the only spot in the world that Stew hasn't been to and I GOT THERE FIRST!!! WOOT!
The campground here was all new and was the cleanest I have ever stayed at (it appeared the entire thing had been rebuilt in the last month):
Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:55 PM
Thanks a lot to Stew and Mike for showing up, it was great to meet you guys.
Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:33 PM
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:43 PM
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:50 PM
Enjoyed all the spots and photos, ideas for future exploration!
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:25 PM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:21 AM
Good job one-upping Stew. Where hasn't that guy been??
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:47 AM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:32 AM
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