Pretty as a Picture

Any place named Kodachrome Basin would have to be pretty as a picture! The Eastman Kodak company gave permission to use the name Kodachrome in naming this remote Utah park just east of Bryce Canyon National Park.P1030441

Randy felt sick the first couple days we were at Kodachrome so Elko and I did some hiking on our own. These views are from my favorite hike called Angel’s Palace.  You can see Randy if you know where to look.


Randy eventually decided to be better, whether he was or not, and we enjoyed a 4 wheel drive adventure out to Grosvenor’s Arch. The road had only been open a few days after being closed for several weeks due to heavy rains.


We also enjoyed some hikes with some stellar views!

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At the top of Panorama Point we enjoyed the view, and then Randy checked out our fantasy football scores from the weekend before.  He won, I lost….There was no cell or data service in the campground but there was limited  service available in town, about 8 miles away, and at some high elevations.


Once when we drove through town,  we found we had a voicemail from the Park Ranger at Farragut State Park, north of Coeur de Alene, Idaho.   After some messages back and forth, We are delighted to say we will be camp hosts at Farragut State Park, Waldren Campground, for July and August, 2015. We would LOVE to have you come and stay at Farragut, or nearby, when we are there!

We had driving adventures leaving Kodachrome! Highway 12 is a Scenic Byway – an American Road.  We have been on a few of these designated roads and they are great – or at least they are great when you don’t have a trailer behind you!  At times this one was like a ribbon of asphalt skimming the top of a high ridge. Occasional we both had steep cliffs along side! I was really glad that Randy was feeling well enough to drive!  I wish I had a picture to do it justice.  This one doesn’t.


After a beautiful, drive through Bryce Canyon National Park, we headed further west and south, avoiding that boring old interstate.   Our plans went awry when we headed into Zion National Park.  The first sign indicated that we had to pay $25 to go through the park.  That seemed steep, but we’d pay that in fuel to go around, so we were good with giving the money to the park instead.  Then we found out that we were too long (more than 50 feet) to go through their tunnels.   So…. we took an Arizona detour which added an hour to our already long travel day.  But we made it and all is well.   Live and learn!

We are having a nice stay in Pahrump, Nevada – more about that next time!

About Serene

Former full time RVers, transitioned to homeowners and travelers. We've still got a map to finish! Home is the Phoenix area desert and a small cabin in the White Mountains of Arizona.
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6 Responses to Pretty as a Picture

  1. Darrell and Cindy Berg says:

    hi Serene thanks for the update and good news about Farragaut, you said you would be hosting Waldren loop, do you know which one? When i looked at the state parks map it shows there are 3 different Waldren loops. Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:40:43 +0000 To:

  2. Serene says:

    She said the camp hosts sites were centrally located near the restrooms. Thrilled to know you are looking at it!!!
    They are not loop specific.

  3. Marilyn Muir says:

    To bad you didn’t get to go through Zion National Park. Zion’s is very beautiful & loved that trip. Do understand the tunnel restrictions. Congrats on the camp host!

    • Serene says:

      Zion is beautiful! We visited there a few years ago when we had a much smaller trailer.

      Got a second camp host job today! At Cove Palisades State Park north of Redmond, Oregon for the month of May!

  4. Audrey says:

    Come check out Yuma ! And see me.

    Sent from my iPad


    • Serene says:

      We are making the turn west and then north to be at Mom and Dads for Thanksgiving. We’ll come see you when we come south again after the new year. Looking forward to it!

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