Not A Solar Stop

Camp Malad

Camp Malad Summit

Our first full day here starts with clear skies, as the Sun lights the day above our sheltered valley. It will take most of the morning for the Sun to reach our sheltered valley here at Malad Summit in Idaho. No internet connection, no TV reception, no phone so no news of the outside world.

Not every day is as exciting as yesterday for sure. In fact, yesterday was exceptional in that respect. Today we hang around the deserted campground. Jagger and I went for a short hike along the stream here at our camp. We also visited with our Campground Hosts, Nick and Tina. They went into town this morning, which left Jagger and I alone in this small campground buried in the Idaho forest.

[one_third][/one_third]After Nick and Tina came back, Jagger and I left for Malad City to fill up the Workhorse with diesel fuel, fill our generator gas can and buy a leash. Our Coach is parked in shade most of the day and so our solar won’t supply even close to our needs are today.

After a thirty minute drive back across the bridge we arrive in Malad City. Our first stop is to fuel up, then we wonder around the small town and find a local grocery store. I buy a couple of items and can’t believe they have leashes here in this small market. It’s not the leather leash that I forgot at our last camp, but I pick one up. I will replace the leather one when I get to our winter camp. After paying, we again take side roads back to camp.

This afternoon Jagger and I relax outside, enjoying the warm day reading and relaxing. This is only a rest stop for our trip South. So tomorrow morning we will be on the road again.

On The Road Again

The weather has been great as we wander to our wintering spot in Arizona this year. After coffee and breakfast, I hitch up the Coach and once again pull her over the Mill Stream, then down the narrow dirt and gravel road towards Interstate 15.

Once on the highway we meander down towards Salt Lake City. The city in general is not my favorite place to camp, but just south of Salt Lake and Provo there is a camp nestled in the mountains that promises to be a good camp.

Whiting Campground

We arrived at Whiting Campground in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest above the Provo, Utah area in the early afternoon. No one was at the entrance, so we wandered around the narrow paved campground road. I found it difficult to navigate the park as there didn’t seem to be any sign directions. The camps have paved pads for the RV’s, but often they were pointing the wrong direction for an easy back in.

I saw someone working on a campsite so I stopped. It then that I met Diane, the Host here. She told me where the best area was for my larger rig. It was early in the week so we had our pick of sites. I found a real nice one, under some trees along the mostly dry creek. With so many trees it’s not good for the solar, but it will be a much cooler camp since we were still dealing with the warmer days.

Whiting Campsite #25

I carefully back the Coach in, easing her into the right position, avoiding the low overhanging trees. Then I leveled our home for our stay here.

We’re home Jagger for a few days anyway. Tomorrow we will be going to a place called Diamond Canyon to check it out. Come along with us on our adventure.

Safe travels…Gary

More Photos: Whiting Campground

Whiting Camp near Provo Utah

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