Settling In

We arrived at our summer home on May 11th. Officially, we start “work” on Monday, May 15th. Since agreeing last Fall to come back for some summer workcamping, we had always planned to arrive a few days early. It’s a good thing, because after our Delicate Arch hike in Moab, we arrived here with aches and pains in our lower extremities needing some recuperative time. Getting old can do that to you. Particularly, when strenuous exercise has not been at the top of your list of priorities.

We’ll be one of three couples hosting and co-managing Pine Forest RV Park for the next 4 four months. The Park is part of and immediately adjacent to Flaming Gorge Resort here in northeastern Utah. Flaming Gorge Resort is a destination. It is not necessarily on the way to anywhere. You have to want to come here. But once you arrive, oh the beauty and variety of things to do. Or just kick back and do nothing. Cloud watching is very popular here.

Generally speaking, Flaming Gorge Resort is located between Rock Springs, Wyoming and Vernal, Utah, approximately 250 miles east of Salt Lake City. The Resort itself is located at the southern end of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, a lake that extends northward into Wyoming. The lake is about 90 miles in length and is the result of the damming of the Green River. Fishing float trips below the dam down the Green River are extremely popular, and just one of the services provided by the Resort.

This is high country. Our elevation here at the Park is 7,000 feet. The tops of the surrounding mountains are between 9,000 and 10,000 feet. It is SO beautiful here.

Even when it snows, it is beautiful. This photo was taken when we were here last November. Although the surrounding mountains may have snow on the ground late into spring, snowfall here in the Park is usually gone within a day or two.

 

 

This is what it looks like now in the RV Park.

 

No sooner had I written the sentence above, along with posting the photo of “springtime” here, and it began to snow. And it’s been snowing off and on for two days. It’s snowing as I write this, and is forecast to snow until about 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. This, as June is fast approaching.

This snow “event” has covered a wide area that is including Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. And it has caught a lot of people off guard, not the least of which has been some folks that have arrived in the Park intending to stay a day or two but are now waiting for better driving conditions. We’re like the Eagle’s classic “Hotel California”. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

So, we’re almost wrapping up this our first week of workcamping. Lots of things to learn. Stay tuned.

 

 

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4 Responses to Settling In

  1. Denise says:

    Nieve! It snows! That sounds really good to me right now. It is HOT in Cancun!

  2. sunrisesandsunsets says:

    Hi Mush! Good to hear from you. Blowouts can be very damaging. Ouch! Actually, this Park is in such demand by customers that return season after season, that we’re nearly booked right now from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. It’s gonna be really busy around here. On the other hand, there are several National Forest campgrounds in the area. Google Red Canyon here at Flaming Gorge. There are others as well. Use Campendium to search and they all should come up. If you come to the area, stop by and say hello.

  3. Ingrid says:

    Yep, snow in the high country can show up at any time. My daughter and I just returned from a road trip which included tent camping in the Pink Coral Sand Dunes and Zion NP. I sure missed the comfort of the RV at the dunes when we were caught off guard by snow and freezing temps. I look forward to hearing all about your workamp experience in this part of Utah.

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