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 www.lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com

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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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Dip Into the Arizona Strip


Boondocking where the beauty is---the Vermillion Cliffs in the Arizona Strip, that part of Arizona north of the Colorado River.



The old and new Navajo Bridges, the 1929 bridge at left and the 1995 replacement at right. For a long time, this was the only crossing of the Colorado River for 600 miles. The roadway on the old bridge was only 18 feet wide; the new one is 44 feet.


That's Molly and Randy underneath Balanced Rock on the way to Lee's Ferry.



John D. Lee's house at Lee's Ferry. A movie, September Dawn, will be out May 4 about this notorious individual. The ferry was established in 1871, and was the only crossing of the Colorado River between Moab, Utah and Needles, California.


Now Lee's Ferry is the launch point for rafting trips through the Grand Canyon.


The famous California Condor---just barely saved from extinction and given a new home here in the Vermillion Cliffs in 1996. If we'd seen any, this is what they would have looked like. That's a juvenile on the left. With a wing span of 9 1/2 feet, the sight would be incredible.





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