Gladlee of Guernsey
America Spring/Summer 2022 (Page 3)
23rd April - 19th July - American RV trip
Muncho Lake, BC to Phoenix, Arizona
19th June - Strawberry Flats PP, Muncho Lake, British Columbia Back into British Columbia after Alaska and the Yukon. Starting to feel like
we are on our way home.
19th June - Strawberry Flats PP, Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Back into British Columbia after Alaska and the Yukon. Starting to feel like we are on our way home.
20th June - Triple G RV Park, Fort Nelson
Stayed here once before so we knew we could get laundry done. They also have a restaurant so ate out for once.
21st June - Buckinghorse River Wayside PP
Another riverside campground we managed to find. Always nice to be by the water whether it be river or lake or sea.
22nd June - Swan Lake PP
A small provincial park and just so nice.
23rd June - Gregg lake PP, William A. Switzer SP
On the way to Gregg Lake and as you can see, we have not quite left winter behind. Bit of a serious blizzard which left snow and ice on the road. Bit of a challenge for the RV. We had actually intended to go elsewhere but turned out to be not that great so went back up the road about two miles and into this place which afforded us power and water. Threw it down with rain all the time we were there so didn't get out much.
24th June - Waterfowl CG, Banff NP
Stayed here once before and remembered the free firewood.
25th/26th Dry Gulch PP
Another Provincial Park in BC we had been to before.
27th June - Kikomun Creek PP, Surveyors CG
And another Provincial Park. They are everywhere in BC.
28th June - Outback RV Park, Bigfork, Montana, U.S.
We have crossed back into the US and our first stop is in Montana - and what a rip off. Cost $75 for a spot but not even a laundry as it was still being built after new management came in. No water either because it was contaminated with ecoli!
29th June - Spring Gulch CG, Sula
Just a stop off for us. Turned out to be a really nicely kept small campground. Very friendly host.
30th June/ 1st/2nd July - BLM, near Mackay
OK, we had planned to go into the nearby campground which turned out to be full. Shame as it was quite cheap with power and water. However, a mile down the road we have free camping on BLM land and find the perfect spot on the shore of the lake. So nice we stay here for three days as it is holiday weekend in the US.
3rd July - Rogerson RV Park
A small private site, nice and quiet, laundry, WiFi, power and water. What more could you ask for.
4th/5th/6th July - Lake View CG, Cave Lake SP
It's 4th July - THE big holiday in the US. We find a lovely site and decide to stay for a few days. Unfortunately the lake is empty. A leakage problem with the dam meant they had to empty the lake to make repairs.
7th July - Grey Cliffs CG, Lehmann Caves, Great Basin NP
Another place we had visited before but this time we are in a different campground as the place is so busy. Couldn't even book a slot to visit the caves. The campsite was pretty remote so not very busy here.
8th/9th July - Maple Grove CG
Been here before a couple of times and we have managed to finish up in our "usual" site. Julie in heaven with the bird life, nice fairly easy walks all around the place. The only problem was the last bit of the drive to get here. A massive plague of grasshoppers were flying around and we must have killed hundreds driving into them. The good news was that the American Robins came along and took all the dead ones out of the grill at the front.
10th July - Piute SP
Very odd place. We are the only people here. There are no fixed sites just find somewhere to park up. Much of the area is no good for us as it is soft gravel and the last thing we want is to get stuck.
11th/12th July - Kodachrome Basin SP
Stunning State Park which we have been to before. Fairly quiet but it is getting hot and people have AC's running.
13th July - Bryce Canyon NP
Back here again. Our absolute favourite National Park. Look at the views, how could you argue. Thought that it would be really busy but turned out to be the opposite. Downside is that you just have to do "The Walk". Start at the top and wend your way down a few thousand feet, then hike along the canyon floor with a few more ups and downs. Take a few photographs and then start the long trudge back up to the top.
14th July - Jacob Lake NF
Quite a large campground but still almost full. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the North Rim of Grand Canyon which explains that.
15th July - Jack's Canyon
Odd place. It is one of our books and says "go through the gate but please close it when you are in. There is a fixed campground but the track is really rough so yet again we stay in our "usual" spot. There is no one else around so it just doesn't matter.
16th/17th July - Windy Hill CG, Lake Roosevelt, Tonto NF
One of the numerous campgrounds at Lake Roosevelt. We have driven past Bermuda Beach which is totally heaving and head off to where we hope we will get a space. We try the next campground but get put off because there is absolutely no one there. On to one we have been in before and again the place is not quite but nearly empty. Very odd. Bit noisy with generators running so we change to a different loop on the campground. Very nice new spot.
18th July - Queen Valley RV Resort
Our last stop before going back into storage. Always try to find somewhere with laundry and internet. Well we did but felt strange. The place has over a hundred sites but 94 of them are taken up with permanent mobile homes. We are the only RV here. Also not quite so cheap as shown on the website. Still, last stop.
19th July - Always
And we are back home. 9,300 miles under the belt. A few bits of damage to be repaired. Our lift to the hotel arranged before heading to the airport the next day and we are heading out of the heat - 46 deg C in Phoenix!