Snow in Jacob Lake 11.04.2015

It was raining and cool in the Valley of Fire when we woke up and it remained stormy the rest of the day changing from rain to snow as we drove into higher elevations.

Back on I5 we crossed a corner of Arizona and went into Utah where we stopped at a coffee shop in St. George to buy plane tickets for our upcoming trip to Asia. As always, when using public wifi, we also used a private VPN service to keep our information secure. Continue reading Snow in Jacob Lake 11.04.2015

Eureka! Dunes That Is 10.28.2015

With the perfect vehicle to explore the hundreds of miles of unpaved roads in the huge and varied Death Valley National Park we headed for Eureka Dunes. Our choices for backcountry travel on this trip were limited by the recent 1,000 year rains and subsequent flash floods that washed out many roads including paved state highways. Today we passed the closed Fish Lake Valley and Saline Valley roads and the Big Pine Road was closed just beyond the Eureka Valley turnoff. Continue reading Eureka! Dunes That Is 10.28.2015

Illipah Reservoir, Nevada 10.18.2015

After a hard rain last night we headed towards Nevada by taking Utah 24 to I70 and then US 50. It was another day of beautiful scenery, lots of wind, rain, and dramatic clouds.  US 50 makes a left turn in Salina, Utah that we missed because several blocks of downtown were closed due to some type of emergency. We drove up US 89 to Gunnison, Utah before we realized we were on the wrong road and turned around. Downtown Salina was still closed but we were able to find side streets back to US 50. Continue reading Illipah Reservoir, Nevada 10.18.2015