Sunday, September 21, 2008


Not wanting to let any grass grow under our feet, we’re off once again, only this time it will be without the RV. We are actually going tent camping for a month, with B&B’s and motels interspaced at timely intervals. This time it will be in Southern Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, many places we’ve been before and some new ones too. We were able to obtain a permit for a hike to The Wave near Kanab. We were unsuccessful in attempts a couple of year’s ago (read about it here: ) but we were able to obtain a permit on-line by entering a monthly lottery. Out of about 800 people each month trying to get a permit, 10 people are given permits for each day, so we lucked out. You can read about The Wave here:

Since we were heading to Utah to see The Wave, we figured we might as well make a real trip of it. So here’s our itinerary, which, as is our custom, could change on a whim:

First up is Zion, for about 6 days, then its east to Moab. In Moab we managed to obtain a permit for the White Rim Trail, a 100 mile 4 WD trail in Canyonlands National Park. Next Grandstaircase Escalante National Monument before hike to The Wave. After The Wave, its’ south to Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona, and Chaco Canyon across the border in New Mexico. Next its' on to Albuquerque to visit friends for a couple of days before heading back west for a one night stop at the Grand Canyon. Finally a couple of nights at a B&B in Prescott, before heading home.

Since the RV is staying at home this trip, we needed a new camp kitchen. I had lots of fun, designing and building the one shown here. Fits nicely in the back of the 4-runner and holds all the essentials.

To be continued……

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