From Moab we headed towards Capital Reef National Park and one of our favorite BLM camping spots that we’d previously found a few years back. This particular area of Utah (around Hanksville/Caineville) is one of the most quiet, untouched, undeveloped areas we’ve ever camped which is exactly what drew us back there. If it wasn’t for the nearby scenic loop thru the National Park we probably wouldn’t have seen a soul. It’s that kind of solitude that I live for. To call a place like that home, even if just for a few days, then leave it behind as if we were never there…it’s an opportunity afforded us by our public lands that I hope we’ll continue to have for many years to come.
While we love seeking out remote campsites, we still try to maintain some sort of signal to at the very least send and receive e-mail so that we can continue to work. When we arrived it wasn’t looking promising but by climbing the nearby rocks, Mark was able to pick up a pretty good signal using our Yagi antenna connected to our Verizon hotspot. It was actually the perfect setup, having internet but not right at the truck. As much as I hate to admit it I struggle with being too connected and looking at my phone too often so having to be intentional about when and how I wanted to use the internet was fantastic. It helped me get back in balance which is exactly why I camp in the first place. More star-gazing, less social media. More creating, less consuming.
Four days after arriving, we were more than content but with 45 mph winds in the forecast we decided to pack up and find a more protected place to camp. But those four days could not have been more perfect. Here’s a look…
Here’s Mark making the best attempt at finding us signal:
Found it! In case you’re wondering, that’s our Yagi antenna mounted to our tripod.
During our stay, I worked on filming an interior tour of our camper. You can check that out here.
A short video of our stay:
Next up, we head to Long Canyon and the Burr Trail…