Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Made it to St. George

Had very little traffic leaving L.A., so I guess leaving at 1000 on a Wednesday is a good idea.

Went through Vegas around 1600~1630 and hit quite bit until we got out of the city.

Then smooth sailing to our arrival in St. George.

The trailer tows fine, but I think they should have spread the weight of the heavy items a bit more evenly, rather than concentrating almost all of it in the very front of the trailer.

I think it's a bit "nose heavy", but these guys have been packing stuff for 14 years, so I'll cut them some slack.

Tomorrow will be a drive from the SW corner of Utah up to where the I-15 and the I-70 split. My wife took the 15 into Salt Lake City, and will catch I-,80 go through Southern Wyoming, and then catch I-25 South, and come into Fort Collins from the North.

I typically take I70 East, go through the Rockies, and catch I-25 in Denver. Since my son has never seen the Rockies, I think we'll take that route.

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  1. I think that you will need to take the Cove Fort cut-off. I looked at the map and it's been re-named I-70 all the way to I-15, which is a change. Same highway, different marker. I'm very familiar with that land. Used to herd cattle out by the Green River where I-70 crosses it. Think of me pulling cows out of quicksand with a horse during my summer vacation from school as you pass.

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  2. I looked at the map, and my memory of driving this 3~4 years ago, and 70 splits off the 15 at that area.

    And that's the route I've always taken.

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    1. My memory goes back 50 years when the Cove Fort cut-off was a two lane highway thad dipped down and followed the river. It was quite beautiful then. Now it's just another stretch of Interstate.

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  3. Cove Fort to Green River is crazy Kodachrome country.

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    1. Oh, boy is it ever!

      We stopped at Salt Wash (?) Viewing area and took a bunch of pix.

      Even the dog was impressed....

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  4. Look around in St. George, too. Beautiful country.

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  5. Do you get comments sent to your phone? I imagine you're already on the road. Anyways, once you get East of the Eisenhower tunnel, it'll be spotty, and I don't know quite where you'll hit good coverage, but the 145.145- (107.2) is good for ragchew all day. I'm almost always listening on 145.280- (100 usually off).

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Keep it civil, please....