Paradise 2 Pavement

zb39

Adventurer
Very, very nice. That is a great area. I love your pics and the write up. Doesn't look to crowded or your good at keeping people out of your pics.
 

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tgreening

Expedition Leader
Love the snow shots with your pup. I've yet to meet a dog that didn't go bat-chit crazy for snow. Like little kids.
How you liking the Raptor liner. Would you do it again?
 

jekaio

New member
Awesome report.

Hopefully will almost be following your footsteps later this year.

I see in the build thread that first you had a green Coleman propane stove to go in one of the barn doors. And now you have the single butane burner. What made you switch and how do you like it? Do the canisters last long?

Looks like it would be much easier to deal with.

Andrew
 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
Love the snow shots with your pup. I've yet to meet a dog that didn't go bat-chit crazy for snow. Like little kids.
How you liking the Raptor liner. Would you do it again?
Yes. It's the 4th vehicle I've owned that I've lined. I used to do it as a side job in Antigua as well. Have about 25 or so jobs under my belt. I use raptor liner because I'm familiar with the product and it's super easy to use/clean up. I'd love to try some other products but I tend to stick with what I know.

Awesome report.

Hopefully will almost be following your footsteps later this year.

I see in the build thread that first you had a green Coleman propane stove to go in one of the barn doors. And now you have the single butane burner. What made you switch and how do you like it? Do the canisters last long?

Looks like it would be much easier to deal with.

Andrew
Nice, good luck! My parents had the propane already. It didn't fit in the door very well so I went and bought the butane one. I didn't realize it was butane until I went to cook the first time at the florida georgia game. We couldn't leave the parking spot at the tailgate so that was an expensive uber ride for a dumb mistake. It's hard to find butane on the road and the cans don't last long at all. I'm going to get a propane stove here in the next day or two now that I have some more room in the van.
 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
Update #10 Moab and Arches NP

After I left Montrose I headed towards Moab. I took 62 west to 191 and came to Moab from the south. That drive was amazing and relaxing.















I stopped off and made some lunch and flew the drone a bit right before a storm started to roll in.















 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer




Made it to Moab, linked up with my friends and went straight to the campsite. We camped out at Barlett wash. We didn't get the camp setup until dark but I thought the pick looked kinda cool.

Heading out to the site





Set the awning up for some extra shade. I'm really impressed with how much cooler it makes the van inside. It was a for sure noticeable difference.





The next morning I went to take the bike out for a spin... First ****ing kick. :mad: I had to go to town and finally found some guy that had a ton of KTM parts in his garage and hooked me. About 90% of the bikes I saw there were KTM, yet no one has parts lol. Aw the anticipation of getting to finally ride Moab and then that happened. Like getting a present on christmas with no batteries. I'm so grateful that it happened at camp instead of out in the middle of no where.



The first hike we went out to Corona Arch which was pretty awesome. This is the one where those guys on youtube were swinging through the arch on ropes.







Someone took their adderall today..











 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
I flew the drone too. These are some grabs from a large pano I'm planning to put together. I have a little video on my IG account.











Saw some potential dinner on the way home. Tigua almost ran down a cliff for them.







Later, in town, I saw what was the other option aside from building the van. Same color, topper, everything I was going to get. I think I'm pretty happy with the van, but I love this thing.



The light worked great with the awning up. Reflected all the light into the site and also blocked the direct light from the surrounding area; so it wouldn't bother other campsites.

 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
The next day I took the bike for a little ride then we went to Arches.





Park Avenue viewpoint



La Sal Mountain viewpoint



Courthouse towers viewpoint



Petrified dunes viewpoint



Balanced rock



There was a nice unimog there. mmm wish I had some money.







Panorama point



Sand dune arch





Broken arch





Skyline arch





Hiking back







Tunnel arch



Pine tree arch

 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
Went back to the campsite and had a chill day the next day. Tigua alerted us to something going on. Then I heard some loud noises that sounded like they were RIGHT outside.











I tried to grab the drone and get some good pics but it was too cold for the batteries. By the time I got it warmed up he was long gone.

Went back to Arches to get a glimpse of the windows section.

Garden of Eden









North window







Turret arch





South window



From the parking lot





Double arch









Parade of Elephants



The pups keeping an eye on the rig.



On the road side of Parade of Elephants



 

volcomsurfer

Adventurer
Upper view of delicate. We were going to go on a sunrise hike to get some good pics, but the weather wasn't cooperating, so we just hit it real fast.





About 6 friends of the friends I was with came for the weekend. We hung out and went to canyonlands one day but I just tagged along and my phone was dead.

After they left we went to camp at a pay site, lower onion creek. We got there when it was pitch black and I couldn't see much. But I woke up to an amazing view. I typically like to set up camp during the day so I can assess my surroundings, but waking up to an amazing view is always awesome. It's like unwrapping a present when I take the window covers off. Warm, the river was flowing, and there was still snow at the top of the mountains. Awesome ride back to Moab too. It's about 20 miles or so up river.





Stopped off to see some indian drawings. It's such a shame people feel the need to scratch their names and bull**** around and on these things. Some people just die for attention.







My friends offered me a place to stay again and some work so I headed back to Salt Lake again with them. I'm going to check out the sites around SLC that I didn't get a chance to check out because of the snow. I'm anxious to go to the salt flats. I think we're going to bear lake tomorrow and the unitas again this weekend. Then towards Zion.





 

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Regcabguy

Expedition Leader
Thanks!

Thanks guys for the beautiful images. Southern Utah is off the chart spectacular. My wife and I hope to return soon.:sombrero:
 
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