I haven’t shared all my adventures up to this point in time on my blog, but I wanted to bring my blog up to date so I could share my current adventures closer to real time. Sorry for redundancy to my followers on Facebook as they see pieces of real-time photos as I travel. I will continue to post “Reflections” of past adventures intermittently until I have posted all of my travels over the past month.
Pronounced like sandwich, but change the “s” to “p”.
My current camp is at Panguitch, Utah. A small town settled in 1864, with a population of 1,600 and it’s altitude at 6,600 feet. It’s much colder at night here dipping into the 30’s almost every night. During the day it’s comfortable, in the 60-70’s most of the time. I chose to travel from Arizona North on Highway 89, through Page and between Zion and Bryce National Parks. I haven’t been this way before and I was looking forward to traveling off of the main highway for a while (Interstate 15). Panguitch is a quiet town and so far seems a good choice, even though I am right in town on Memorial Day weekend.
About Our Camp
I am staying at the Hitch-N-Post RV Park. It’s a older, privately owned park, and if it was full, would be too crowded for me because the sites are a little close. It is owned by a husband and wife team.
They are very pleasant and helpful hosts. You can tell they have a lot of dedication to improving the grounds and infrastructure by the on going work. It appears they have recently updated the electrical, water and sewer connections. So far everything I have used is clean and well maintained. Randy (the owner) and a few others have been redoing an electrical cable that services the area my coach is parked in the last day or so.
When I got back from one of my outings I found a trench in front of my Coach, blocking any attempt to hook up and leave. I guess I am here permanently 🙂
That’s what happens when you stay too long. Just kidding. They said it would be covered in the next hour or so, and it was. As for me I am paid up through Tuesday, when I will move again to the North, making my way slowly back to Montana.
Safe Travels… Gary
What kind of rates are you finding out there Gary??
In general around 25-30 dollars a night for pull through at a private campground. A little more than the State offering full hookups. I haven’t done any “Boondocking” yet as I don’t have a generator or solar. That is substantially cheaper, as little as free! I may get those next year when I am in AZ. I have found deals for staying a week or a month. The park I stayed at Buckeye a month was $350.00 plus tax. The last park offered the 7th night free when staying a week. Hope that helps.
Those rates seem pretty much in line for this time of year…….I boondock nearly all the time when on the road, but with 280 watts of solar I can do that! Safe Travels and enjoy……
John, do you find that 280 watts is large enough for your needs? What is your current rv? 30 or 50 amp service?
Gary, 280 watts is more than plenty for me, but I’m not in a traditional RV…I do have a 30 amp connection, and 13.5k roof air, fridge/micro/flat screen tv/laptop…..electric heat as well as LP heat……with that rig you have, if it was me, I would want at least 300 watts of solar on the roof…..maybe more!
Thank you so much for the advice. It’s very confusing in the beginning, as much as have read. I think I will spring for it at Quartszite next year. Also I am concerned about pulling my fifth wheel “off road”. It’s 32 feet long.