June 2, 2016
Left Thousand Trails CG in the early morning planning on stopping around Flagstaff. There were forest fires somewhere north of Cottonwood so I decided not to go north on Hwy 89 through Sedona and went up I-17 instead. Turned out there were forest fires on both sides of I-17 just south of Flagstaff so I decided not to stay near there and went north on 89 out of Flagstaff. I had enough of smelling smoke in the last few days.
I turned NE on Hwy 160 then N on Hwy 163 heading to Bluff, Utah area. Went through some amazing scenery in Monument Valley and around Mexican Hat. Ended up checking out Devil's Canyon Forest Service CG between Blanding, Utah and Monticello. It is a neat CG with paved roads, drinking water and clean toilets. I stayed in site 33 which had sun for solar and a toilet and water right across the road. The best part was no other sites close to me so it was almost like having the place to myself. The only bad part was the highway noise from across the canyon. Not a bad place though for $5 a night with the geezer pass.
The last day I was there I was entertained by a couple of small lizards chasing each other among the rocks.
Life is good.