Monday, August 5, 2019

Lake Mead Off Road Camping

We escaped Colorado and Utah storms after Geoff and Megan's spectacular wedding last May.  Drove hours in windy, springtime conditions across Arizona and made an Interstate Dash to Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Its known mostly for its aquatic adventures and proximity to Las Vegas, but the off road camping in gorgeous, isolated desert climes is fantastic.  Fun 4X4 crossings of wide, shallow streams, angled approaches to camouflaged desert roads, and narrow, winding, rock strewn canyons made the journey equal to the destination. This trip was the first test of our modified, swing out hitch cargo carrier system.  It was a bit flaky at high freeway speeds in the wind, but, more importantly, was great on the dirt roads; solid stability and effective departure angle. No problems 4 wheeling!














 






Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Colorado Summer Vacation 2018

Jill and I circumnavigated the Colorado Plateau from Grand Canyon to SW Colorado to Northern Colorado to Dinosaur NM and Utah.  Here is a photographic history.  I had trouble with formatting and gave up labeling each photo!

Panorama of South Rim Grand Canyon

Pyrocumulus Cloud Formation above 461 Fire north of Durango, Colorado from Moncos area

Paintbrush
461 Fire Smoke from Timberline View Estates, Durango

Better Days near Animas Forks, Silverton, Colorado

Beautiful Campsite near Animas Forks, north of Silverton, Colorado










View from Paradise Divide near Crested Butte, Colorado