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?).
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:
Finally 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.