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Old 05-17-2011, 07:33 AM   #11
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Heck man you are in Moab.. if you are dry camping anyway there are lots of FREE places to dry camp... dont pay the town rip off.. I stayed just a few miles N of Moab on BLM land.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:12 PM   #12
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Bill, The pictures are GREAT!!! Ya should've took one of those cows back to the smoker.........LOL

Keep 'em commin..........enjoy
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #13
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Oh my gosh. We love 'color country'. Enjoy the views!
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Smoked "cow" would've been good. I would have got one of the little veal critters. Easier to pick up and hide in the bed of the truck!

Tonight I am tuckered out. I went to Canyonlands National Park today. Twice. I didn't move to my new campsite as planned, because it was raining, and I just didn't feel like moving. Worth ten bucks to stay here again.

I must have walked up and down rocky hills for 5 miles to get to the lookout points, and I'm not used to that kind of abuse. I was there three hours this morning, then went back at 5PM and stayed till 8PM.

I saw some incredible sights, though. Made the pain of all that walking worth it.

I took a lot of pictures too, and will post some here a little later (if I can stay awake). Gotta shower off first.

Later.
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Great views Thanks for sharing the pictures!! Looks like an amazing place to camp!
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Heck man you are in Moab.. if you are dry camping anyway there are lots of FREE places to dry camp... dont pay the town rip off.. I stayed just a few miles N of Moab on BLM land.
I'm not sure how long ago you dry camped in Moab, but the BLM and the National Forest Service cracked down. All the sites up Kane Creek Road require a fee payment. There still are (I think) a few places up north, within 10 miles or so, but other than that, you have to go 20 or so miles away from town.

That's my understanding, anyway. I think the city of Moab pressured the BLM into charging for the closer in camping (which they do for "environmental" reasons) so the local for-profit campgrounds get more customers.

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I'm not sure how long ago you dry camped in Moab, but the BLM and the National Forest Service cracked down. All the sites up Kane Creek Road require a fee payment. There still are (I think) a few places up north, within 10 miles or so, but other than that, you have to go 20 or so miles away from town.

That's my understanding, anyway. I think the city of Moab pressured the BLM into charging for the closer in camping (which they do for "environmental" reasons) so the local for-profit campgrounds get more customers.

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Just a little while ago I got clobbered by a hail storm. I didn't see that coming.

Well, I guess I did. The sky turned black, and I was enjoying all the lightening and thunder. But it was pretty calm otherwise. Then a few drops of rain. And then the wind gusts hit.

My awning was really shaking, so bad it caused one side to skip a few holes on the latch mechanism. I wasn't able to get the awning up until after it was all over... and after I used a broom to get all the hail off of it. It was really sagging!

I'll retract my awning sooner next time.
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