From Sedona we made a fairly short drive back up to Lake Powell across the border in Utah. I had wanted to get back here and explore more of the slot canyons. Lone Rock makes a great base camp and the full moon views of the lake were pretty awesome.
The first canyon I hiked was the longest and deepest in the Southwest with the bonus of being named one of the top ten deadliest hikes by Backpacker magazine - Buckskin Gulch. Fortunately the weather was almost perfect with no rain.
Terrific posts and blog. My wife and I, when we were about your ages, did something similar in 1992 - we sold off most of our stuff and stored the rest and headed out for an unknown period of time in our Lance camper and truck. The Lance didn't have the amenities of the new ones and our truck was a 4x2 but we ended up doing 16k miles over six months all over the west and BC and Alberta. It was a great adventure but I envy the luxe way you guy are traveling.
Since the camper, we had kids and traveled in the Lance until they started growing and we ended up with two fifth wheels, one of which we still have. I never liked towing them, however, and when we got back from our last great adventure in 2007 with our then young kids, I parked the thing and bought a camping van. I'm retired now but my wife is three years away and I wonder what the next rig will be. Like you guys, we like boondocking, not campgrounds. I would have never thought of a class A as an adventure rig but you're proving us all wrong!
We are back in the US after two months in Baja. Hopefully, we will make it further down next year. Here's what Highway 1 and 5 look like -
Some off-road fun in dry lake bed -
For our last stop in Baja we headed to the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe from San Felipe. Highway 3 was a little rough in the desert but looked like the bigger potholes were patched. Once we got closer to Ensenada the last part was pretty twisty with cars passing you on blind corners and trucks getting pretty close on the narrow part. Ensenada was busy and tight. We finally made it to the RV Park at Rancho Sordo Mundo. A very nice spot.
The Encuentro Guadalupe hotel across the street gets $400 for a room.
The vineyard behind the park.
Luke, whose parents founded the ranch, came by to collect a donation and gave us a ton of info on places to go. Our first stop the next day was Vinos Fuentes with a free tasting. The next winery was Monte Xanic which was a beautiful winery with very nice wines and great views.
Our last stop was the stunning Las Nubes. Really good wines and we received a great explanation of the tasting in English. After the tasting, we ordered a couple of glasses and cheese plate to enjoy on the deck.
The next day we got back on Highway 3 and crossed through Tecate. No wait at the border but did get inspected and they confiscated some things from RV fridge.