In the morning we continued on 128 hoping to get a site at Goose Island. Got the last empty site. Street side and not river side but that works for a day. Goose Island is very popular because it's the closest BLM campground to Moab. The BLM campsites along the Colorado River are $15/night and half of that with our Geezer Card.
In the morning, Monday, we decided to head to Arches NP in hopes of getting a campsite. These sites are typically reserved months in advance. The Campground Full sign was up at the Visitor Center and again at the campground. I inquired with the resident host and there were actually two sites opened for two nights!! One next to the dumpster and the handicap site. Carols handicap placard got us a really nice site.
|I went hiking to two of the different arches.|
|A happy camper|
After our stay at the Devils Garden campground in Arches we went into Moab for the first time. We stopped at the very nice Visitor Center and used their free wi-fi to upload all our pictures to the cloud.
We used Yelp! to direct us to the Quesadilla Mobilla food truck where we had an amazing lunch of burritos. Then the business of grocery shopping, tank dumping, and such.
We spent the night in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. It's a county administered BLM recreation area. Mostly ATV's and mountain bikers, but convenient to town. $15/night. There are some 120 sites and most were taken.
In the morning, we stopped by the Red Rock Bakery and Net Cafe. Great cinnamon buns and coffee. Then we headed to Goose Island again to try our luck. Site 17, a direct riverfront site, was available. We'll use this as our base for the rest of our stay in the area. We have reservations at the Dead Horse Point SP for the 24th and 25th.
|Our Goose Island site.|
A few more pictures.
|The LaSal mountains|
|Fisher Towers in front of LaSal mountains.|
|Our campsite at Devils Garden|