After spending time with family and friends, I left Heber on the Lake Creek dirt road, over the mountain to Currant Creek, then onward to Vernal, Utah. Enjoyed pizza at Antica Forma in Vernal. Route 191 heads north from Vernal toward Flaming Gorge. Within Ashley National Forest, dispersed camping is possible (as well as several campgrounds).
I approached Monument Valley from Kayenta, AZ. While I have visited Monument Valley many times, this time felt like I was seeing this special place for the first time. I arrived at mid-day, the lighting for photographs was not ideal. I left Grand Canyon early to avoid traveling through the Cameron area during the heat of the day. It might be possible to find nice Lodging in Kayenta to enjoy this part of the drive in the morning light. There … Read More