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.
Ah, a perfect example of nowhere in Utah. Camping on the edge of a canyon showing the ribbons of stone and no one within miles of me. I was driving the Burr Trail and had heard that there were boondocking sites west of Long Canyon. I found the best site in the world on the north side of the road just before the road heads down into Long Canyon.
After a day of exploring I loved sitting in my comfy camp chair, drinking a cool beer and absorbing life.