Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Paria Movie Set and Old Pahreah Town Site

Still no permit for the Wave, and more people showing up every day wanting them. Pretty depressing.... But, there’s lots to see and do in the area. We decided to drive out Paria Road to see the old Movie Set and the very old town. Turns out the Movie Set was rebuilt in 1999 after a flood in 1998, so it was pristine. Movies, such as "The Outlaw Josie Wales" were filmed here, as well as episodes of "Gunsmoke" in the 1960s, because of the colorful rock background. The ghost town of Pahreah was a Mormon community founded in 1870. It didn’t last very long because of the frequent floods. There are only a couple of structures remaining. We did not realize we had to cross the Paria River to get to the old town, but Ron was nice enough to pile up some rocks so that I could get across. Fortunately, he didn’t have a camera.



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