Friday, May 20, 2011

Nevada to Utah

JohnCharlestonPeak 

We pulled out of Pahrump early this morning, leaving Charleston Peak, still snow covered, behind.  We traversed three states today, starting our journey on I-15 in Nevada,  cutting across the north-west corner of Arizona, and ending in St. George, Utah.

This has got to be one of the most scenic drives in the U.S.!

We passed over the Virgin River, and then followed it as it raced through its canyon, snaking from one side of the road to the other.  Road cuts and sedimentary layers  gave us a glimpse into the geology of the canyon, and the view just kept getting better with every kilometer we drove (I’m practicing my Canadian, eh?). 

VirginRiver

As we got closer to Utah, a storm was brewing ahead. We only got a few drops of rain, but the dark skies made for some dramatic scenes:

sceneryFinally we made it into Utah, where the precipitation on the mountain tops was still solid and white. Our phone service and internet service are sketchy,  the RV park mistook us for sardines when they plotted the size of the sites, and the Friday night live entertainment is abysmal -- but the view out the window is terrific.

We’ll be here three nights.

mountainlake

3 comments:

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Gorgeous scenery. I love that part of Utah. But you'll never catch up with us if you spend 3 nights everywhere!

Gary said...

Wow beautiful pictures. I was just on my way back from Texas, and I passed through Moab. Not quite the same as your trip, but absolutely beautiful! Did you stay in some rv parks St George Utah?

O. B. Sirius said...

Gary, we stayed at the St. George Resort in Hurricane, NV. It's an RPI park.

Thanks, all for the comments about the photos!

Zoe