STE1 wrapup

Our one-night stay in Rawlins WY concluded the first segment of the STE. The segment by the numbers:

8 hops 17 nights 1605 tow miles 2033 truck miles $719.56 in campground fees ($42.33 per night)

This was not the segment that we planned. The planned versus the actual routes:

STE1 Plan

STE1 Actual

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STE1 Hop 8: Silt CO to Rawlins WY

STE1 Hop 8

216 miles via I-70, CO 13, WY 789 and I-80. Cumulative tow miles: 1605. Truck miles: . Cumulative truck miles: 2026.

This was a “Plan B” hop. Plan A was to drive from Silt to Denver via I-70. But I scotched that plan after I took a close look at I-70. The […]

STE1 Hop 7: Moab UT to Silt CO

STE1 Hop 7

179 miles via UT 191 and I-70. Cumulative tow miles: 1389. Truck miles: 379. Cumulative truck miles: 1759.

The best thing about the trip to Moab was that the truck handled the load just fine. Every hop now increases my confidence that the truck repairs actually fixed the problem. Still, we […]

Arches National Park

Windows Arch

I visited Arches National Park twice – by myself late afternoon on Thursday and with Jett Friday around noon. The second visit was to give Jett an opportunity to see this beautiful park, but I also wanted to take a look at the “Windows” area, which I had skipped when I ran out […]

Canyonlands National Park

Overlook of White Rim Trail

Canyonlands National Park is one of two national parks near Moab UT, the other being Arches National Park. I visited both, but I went to Canyonlands first, yesterday morning, because the day started out cloudy and, since it was farther away – about 30 miles – I figured that […]

STE1 Hop 6: Salina UT to Moab UT

I-70 east near Devil’s Canyon. Scary.

199 miles via US 50, UT 24, UT 118, UT 120, I-70 and US 191. Cumulative tow miles: 1210. Truck miles: 236. Cumulative truck miles: 1380.

This hop was not in the original plan. The basic trip – Salina UT to Moab UT – was the result of chopping […]

Breakdown update

Our baby on the flatbed

We are, tonight, sleeping for a third night in a place we never intended to visit – Salina UT. The truck had some kind of major electrical problem which prevented it from running smoothly. Compounding that problem was our older battery (the truck has 2) which decided to pile on […]

STE1 Hop 5: North Salt Lake City UT to Salina UT

STE1 Hop 5

157 miles via I-15, UT 50 and local roads. Cumulative tow miles: 1011. Truck miles: 226. Cumulative truck miles: 1144.

This was not the hop that I planned because the truck failed us when we got to Salina. Everything was fine until I got to a stop sign where UT 50 […]

Salt Lake City

We spent four days in Salt Lake City and didn’t really get a chance to do any sightseeing until the last day. We didn’t take the 45-minute tour of Temple Square because the website told us that we had to book a day in advance. Not true, but even when given the opportunity to join […]

STE1 Hop 4: Jerome ID to North Salt Lake City UT

STE Hop 4

217 miles on I-84, I-15 and local roads, with a refueling stop. Cumulative tow miles: 854. Truck miles: 244. Cumulative truck miles: 918.

Again, easy navigation (Jett loves these hops!). Again, beautiful scenery. There were some climbs, but no overly taxing ones. So I really don’t understand why our gas mileage was […]