My mind today kept returning to the message written on my mirror: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” I twisted the phrase in my mind: “Drive times are longer than they appear on maps.” I had estimated about 3 hours of driving today and I was so very wrong. The day began with my assumption that the east section of the Green River Cutoff Road by The Wedge would be similar to the west section. What a bad assumption. The road got narrow and windy, not like the west section gravel freeway. It was so unlike what I expected that I pulled out my GPS to make sure we were on the correct road and hadn’t made a wrong turn. Onward, we slowly went. Up and down and twisting through canyons on a single lane road at times, not encountering another sole. I was so focused on driving, that below is the only photo I took along the way.
The trip to the Wedge had involved many miles of driving for me, an air flight for my friend that joined me in Salt Lake City, and then more miles driving. Then there was the chores of grocery shopping, buying items forgotten, and filling the trailer water tank in Huntington. When we reached the Wedge the land cried out for us to slow down. It held on to us. We found our campsite and settled in for two nights.
After picking up my friend at the Salt Lake City airport we headed south. The Scofield Campground was a functional stop for the night. We ate dinner, slept, drank coffee and left.
- The Scofield campground is located north of Price, Utah and west of Highway 6 about 15 miles.
- The campground wasn’t appealing to me, but it was functional.
- I didn’t see any showers.
- We were the only ones at the campground.
Loving my trip to Utah in 2014, I decided to head back to see more of the incredible sights. In plotting my path to Utah I identified a campground at the Curlew National Grasslands by Snowville, Utah that seemed like a good location to spend a night. It turned out the stop was better than good, it was wonderful. The summer’s campground host and I (plus three dogs) were the only ones there that night enjoying the open view and wildlife. Big open sky in a quite area. The simple campground is a green oasis on Stone Reservoir surrounded by 360 degrees of long views which put a smile on the face of this western Washington city girl.