No Stars in Star Wars Canyon

Jan 17, 2021 It was a warm night and morning so we got out of bed earlier than normal. As we were leaving camp a Park Ranger drove by. We stopped her and told her about the vandalism we witnessed at the Racetrack. I gave her the pictures and video and she was glad to …

Magic Rocks on the Racetrack

Jan 16, 2021 Last night we were the only ones in the center of a 100 square mile valley and it was dead quiet. However, a car drove by about 6 am to break the silence. After breakfast we drove from Teakettle Junction to the Racetrack. The Racetrack Playa is an almost perfectly round dry …

Entering the Valley of Death

Jan 15, 2021 We were up pretty early and left camp a little after 8 am. About 10 miles down the road was the ghost town of Rhyolite, NV. Just before town was the Goldwell Open Air Museum. It contained some interesting displays. We walked around and took a few pictures. We then continued to …

Southern Utah Trip – November 2020

November 2, 2020 We decided to take one last trip for the year while the weather was still good. The forecast in the south was for the highs in the low 70’s and the lows in the high 40’s. So perfect weather for the desert. We didn’t get out of town and headed down I-15 …

Presidents on the Mountain

September 23, 2020 After packing up camp, it was only a 15 minute drive to the town of Keystone. We stopped and bought a few t-shirts for the grandkids and then drove another 5 minutes to Mount Rushmore. We arrived pretty early in the day, so it was not too crowded. We have decided that …

The Badlands are the Good Lands

September 22, 2020 The night at Cabela’s was okay. All of our neighbors were quiet, but we could occasionally hear semi trucks on the freeway. We left Rapid City around 8:30 am and drove east for about 100 miles. Our first stop was in Wall, SD to visit the world famous Wall Drugstore. This drugstore …

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