5th Wheel ADV

We left Big Bear on June 6th, 2012. Drove down the mountain to Redlands and stopped at the Auto Club to register the trailer (good idea, huh?!). As we drove up to the office, Scott realized there was a problem with one of the trailer wheels…. hmmmm…. after stopping at 3 different places trying to find a new wheel, he said forget it, and we took off for Las Vegas (stopping several times to tighten the lugs on the problem wheel).  We arrived at the Oasis RV Resort in Las Vegas after dark.  This is a huge resort and very easy to access right off the freeway.  We got a great discount with our Passport America membership and ended up staying three nights.  We had internet, plenty of electricity for our air conditioning, a beautiful pool and workout room.

Las Vegas Oasis RV resort

Las Vegas Oasis RV resort

Las Vegas Oasis RV resort -

Las Vegas Oasis RV resort –

RV resort with a workout room!

RV resort with a workout room!

nap time in the 5th wheelNap time in the 5th wheel when it is 106 degrees outside 🙂  We took the dirt bike into the city and checked out the old strip on Fremont Street.

Las Vegas old strip!

Las Vegas old strip!

Zip liners above Fremont Street

Zip liners above Fremont Street

Zip liners above Fremont Street - Las Vegas

Zip liners above Fremont Street – Las Vegas

From Vegas, we headed out Hwy 9 to Springdale, Utah, to the entrance to Zion National Park.  We found a campground and got settled in.  Had dinner in the little tourist town of Springdale.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Hiking with the deer :)

Hiking with the deer 🙂

The next day, we took the shuttle into the park for a hike.  Vickie was ready to take the short shady walk… however, when the tour guide announced the next stop was the beginning of the most dangerous hike in the park, where 6 people had died recently, Scott decided this was the hike for us!

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

ready for a hike?

ready for a hike?

hike to Angel's landing

hike to Angel’s landing

it's all up hill....

it’s all up hill….

We are seriously going up there?!!!

We are seriously going up there?!!!

yeah, up there!

yeah, up there!

Only 1/4 mile more....

Only 1/4 mile more….

still going up....

still going up….

the trail....

the trail….

looking down...

looking down…

better hold on...

better hold on…

Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park

Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park

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I made it! Where's my tee-shirt?!!!!

I made it! Where’s my tee-shirt?!!!!

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Scott at the top!

Scott at the top!

Breathtaking!

Breathtaking!

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Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park

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Angel's Landing, Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park

Onward through Zion National Park

Onward through Zion National Park

Hmmm... measuring our height to see if we fit through the tunnel.

Hmmm… measuring our height to see if we fit through the tunnel.

Looks a bit small - the rangers shut down the other lane so we could drive through the middle of the tunnel.

Looks a bit small – the rangers shut down the other lane so we could drive through the middle of the tunnel.

One of the openings along the side of the 2-mile long tunnel.

One of the openings along the side of the 2-mile long tunnel.

We fit....

We fit….

A second tunnel, not so long!

A second tunnel, not so long!

From Hwy 9, we took Hwy 89 to Paige, AZ – the southern end of Lake Powell.

Lake Powell!

Lake Powell!

Our 5th wheel

Our 5th wheel

looking down river from the Lake Powell Dam

looking down river from the Lake Powell Dam

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell Dam

Lake Powell Dam

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Coming into Mancos, CO - wildfire

Coming into Mancos, CO – wildfire

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Mancos, CO

Durango, CO

Durango, CO

French pastries at Jean-Pierre's - yum!

French pastries at Jean-Pierre’s – yum!

Jean-Pierre's

Jean-Pierre’s

hiking along the Colorado Trail - Junction Creek

hiking along the Colorado Trail – Junction Creek

hiking along the Colorado Trail - Junction Creek

hiking along the Colorado Trail – Junction Creek

hiking along the Colorado Trail - Junction Creek

hiking along the Colorado Trail – Junction Creek

Watching a wildfire from the viewpoint

Watching a wildfire from the viewpoint

Traveling up Hwy 550 from Durango to Ouray

Traveling up Hwy 550 from Durango to Ouray

Traveling up Hwy 550 from Durango to Ouray

Traveling up Hwy 550 from Durango to Ouray

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Amazing views

Amazing views

Beautiful colors in the mountainsides

Beautiful colors in the mountainsides

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Million Dollar Highway

Million Dollar Highway

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Aspens

Aspens

Camp spot in Ouray, CO

Camp spot in Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Campspot at 4J Campground in Ouray, CO

Campspot at 4J Campground in Ouray, CO

the motorcycle ride over the pass from Ouray to Telluride

the motorcycle ride over the pass from Ouray to Telluride

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

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Old mining shed

Old mining shed

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View from the top

View from the top

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Going down the other side to Telluride

Going down the other side to Telluride

Eating lunch in Telluride, CO

Eating lunch in Telluride, CO

Telluride, CO

Telluride, CO

Glacier

Glacier

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Old mine

Old mine

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Exploring an old mine

Exploring an old mine

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Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray Hot Springs - just what I needed after riding over the pass

Ouray Hot Springs – just what I needed after riding over the pass

Mr. Wilson

Mr. Wilson

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

Ouray, CO

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Leadville, CO

Leadville, CO

Mosquito Pass - rough and rocky!

Mosquito Pass – rough and rocky!

marmot on Mosquito Pass
marmot on Mosquito Pass

Mr. Marmot

Mr. Marmot

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Camping at Turquoise Lake near Leadville, CO

Camping at Turquoise Lake near Leadville, CO

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My favorite place

My favorite place

Meeting Scott's half-brother David and his wife Cheryl for the first time!  Littleton, CO

Meeting Scott’s half-brother David and his wife Cheryl for the first time! Littleton, CO

Blow out....

Blow out….

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Camping just outside of Grand Teton National Park

Camping just outside of Grand Teton National Park

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campspot

campspot

hiking

hiking

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

waterfall

View of Wyoming

View of Wyoming

Waterfall

Waterfall

Moose

Moose

Snake Rier

Snake Rier

Snake River

Snake River

Snake River

Snake River

firemaker

firemaker

campfire

campfire

campfire

campfire

Traffic going into Yellowstone

Traffic going into Yellowstone

Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Yellowstone Lodge

Yellowstone Lodge

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Camping along the Gallatin River in Montana

Camping along the Gallatin River in Montana

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, Montana

Gallatin River, Montana

Gallatin River, MO

Gallatin River, MO

The Columbia River

The Columbia River

Columbia River

Columbia River

Meeting Aunt Margie in Puyallup, WA

Meeting Aunt Margie in Puyallup, WA

Dash Point State Park, Washington

Dash Point State Park, Washington

Dash Pt

Dash Pt

Dash Pt

Dash Pt

Dash Point State Park, WA

Dash Point State Park, WA

picking berries

picking berries

hiking to the beach

hiking to the beach

Dash Pt

Dash Pt

Visiting our old property in Klamath River, CA

Visiting our old property in Klamath River, CA

The view

The view

klamath river property

klamath river property

Here is where we used to take showers!

Here is where we used to take showers!

Klamath River Property

Klamath River Property

Visiting Dick and Isabel Pack in Klamath River, CA

Visiting Dick and Isabel Pack in Klamath River, CA

visiting Dick and Isabel

visiting Dick and Isabel

Dick and Isabel Pack

Dick and Isabel Pack

Camping along the Klamath River

Camping along the Klamath River

Klamath River

Klamath River

Klamath River

Klamath River

Driving

Driving

home sweet home!

home sweet home!

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