We took our time on Thursday leaving Wahweap RV Park & Campground. We loaded the Harley and bicycles, dumped and flushed the tanks, and raised the jacks to hit the road sometime between noon and 1 PM. We drove an uneventful 70 miles on US-89 to Kanab, Utah.
A few pictures along the route:
We pulled into the Hitch-N-Post RV Park because our online campground searches indicated it was the most affordable of the several campgrounds in or near the town of Kanab.
The nice campground owner showed us a few spots that were still available for the next two nights. We chose one with the least amount of tree coverage so we might be able to get a satellite signal for the TV. We weren’t successful 🙁 Oh well, we have enough recorded shows on the DVR to keep us entertained anyway. We paid ~$65 for two nights with full hookups and 50 Amp power.
We drove the Silverado around town to familiarize ourselves with the area and saw another Alpine Coach towing a pickup in a grocery store parking lot. I pulled into the lot and introduced myself and Stilla. We met Van L. Dossey from Placerville, CA. He and his wife (who was inside shopping) have been touring the area. I told Van about our recent Lake Powell Rally and also about the upcoming Quartzsite and Lake Havasu rallies next year. He mentioned that they had recently met Mike & Michelle Collins who were just at the Alpine SoCal Rally. We exchanged cards. Hopefully they’ll be able to join us in the future.
We found a chinese restaurant nearby for dinner and then walked around the campground and adjoining streets before turning in for the night.
This campground happens to be home to Utah’s rare white bees:
Cute, eh? 🙂
The town of Kanab is situated in the “Grand Circle” area, centrally located among Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion National Park, and Lake Powell. Other nearby attractions include Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, the privately owned Moqui Cave, and the largest animal sanctuary in the United States, Best Friends Animal Society. (Ref. Wikipedia®)
Locals refer to Kanab as “Little Hollywood” due to its history as a filming location for mostly western movies and television series such as Stagecoach, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone, El Dorado, Planet of the Apes, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Sergeants 3 and WindRunner: A Spirited Journey.
Hopefully, we can check out some of these attractions while we’re in the area… stay tuned to find out.