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Friday, April 15, 2011 - Utah Rt 12, East of Escalante UT

Sunrise on the Ridge, Escalante UT, April 14, 2011
Sunrise on the Ridge, Escalante UT, April 14, 2011

What a spot

The views are fantastic in every direction, the hiking out the ridge is great, there is practically no traffic (and what little there is is out of sight and sound over the hill). This is about the nicest boodocking spot I've come across to date and it seems to be seldom used - I haven't seen another living soul since I rolled up here mid day Wednesday. Maybe I'll stay the weekend. I've got plenty of supplies and no need to be anywhere else.

Night camp

Boondocked - Utah Route 12 East of Escalante UT

Hobnobbing with Brigham Young

The day following my arrival in the flourishing City of the Saints, as they called it then and still call it, I very unexpectedly met and formed the acquaintance of Brigham Young. I was riding along at the head of my flock of sheep when a stoutly built, florid faced genteel-looking man, whose hair was just turning gray, walked down to the street from one of the most pretentious residences in the place and inquired whose sheep I had charge of.

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