This was an interesting 3 days from the perspective of using alternatives, such as gates being closed again at the North Rim of Grand Canyon on Day 2.We were previously informed by rangers on Dec. 2nd of 2010 that "gate closure was from Dec 1st - April 29th." Well guess what, Mamma was wrong again because it didn't open until May 15th, and we were there on the 13th, 2 days early. The day prior to this, another one of our primary canyons was closed as well.
- Such as life on the road.
How did events unfold? Day 1
Even though we were met with a primary motorcycle road being closed, we made a couple of adjustments and quickly made it back on track with an exceptional day
as we weaved back forth across a 10,400 foot summit the back way, and WOW what an excellent ride it turned out to be. It took us from an estimated 256 miles to around 300 to our destination of Bryce Canyon
that night. Given the time of year we are in for traveling, rarely rv's, no ice and no traffic and longer daylight gave way to great canyon riding.
Our custom with multiday trips
is to book and pay for our guest rooms on the overnights. As our guest headed over to the motel called Bryce Canyon Resort
, which had fair reviews and we booked our clients there, it turned out to be a mistake, our guest complained. We had problems from check-in to faucets falling off. The last thing to note here, it was not a resort. I had paid them online for the place to stay but when our clients arrived, they made them pay for it again, so this thing stewed all night, unnecessarily adding to another mess.
Myself, I headed with my sleeping bag and tent over to Bryce Canyon Pines RV
As seen... a really great place to stay. Really clean, bath rooms, showers and as night time edged in, REALLY COLD
. Even with a tent heater couldn't get warm
Day end at Bryce Canyon! What a great day of motorcycle roads and riding, really enjoyed it
I decided to spring for a little wood, lit up a nice fire and thought about this day, how wonderful it all was. As I was setting by enjoying the fire I looked up and could see a set of white peering eyes gazing at me through the fire. I thought for sure it was the hide-behind coming to pay me a visit. Not sure what kind of dog it was but what I do know is, is that it scared the daylights out of me. I wasn't even wearing my brown pants.