from my journal) Drove from
Hanksville. Stopped in Mount Zion National Park.
Someplace else too, but I can't remember. Drove around 400
wasn't windy when I got here (Quail Creek) an hour ago, but not its
blowing like hell! It was warm & calm when I put the tent
put the tent up I noticed a "reserved" sign for this site, and for
all sites. This place is empty now except for 2 RV's.
I'll stay here and hope that the people who reserved this site don't
show up. In the meantime I'm going to have to try to sleep in
the back of the car because the wind is so strong it's flattening
out my tent.
wind or sun shelters at every site. Now it's a wind
shelter. It helps a little, not much. It's so windy the
water has white caps! I put 3 big rocks on the edges of the
tent to keep it from blowing away. It's too windy to take it
down right now.
Quail Creek, my idyllic, serene campsite (untill the wind
Mount Zion National Park, Utah
like the sun is going to be up for another couple of hours.
Maybe I should have driven through to Las Vegas. Maybe I
should just pack up and go to a motel again.
I'll just make up my bed in the back seat of the car and see how it
A few days later, while checking out places in my Hostels USA book,
I found a Hostel in Hurricane, Utah--only about 10 minutes from
Quail Creek! Man, I could have slept in a real bed that night
instead of being cramped up sleeping on the "hump" in the middle of
my tiny car's back seat.
one of the draw backs with pushing myself --I get too exhausted and
tend to miss things. Utah has lots of hostels.