Valley of the Gods – May 18

  Even though we didn’t have much cell phone reception, Jon was able to communicate with Marc Wassmann through the DeLorme inReach. The road into Valley of the Gods is dirt and relatively unimproved. As we pulled into the entrance to the Eastern end of the road, a Ford Mustang was driving out.  The driver was being very cautious, but it seemed like he didn’t have any problems with the road. 

   

We passed by a couple of the buttes and then pulled onto a side road to reach the group camping spot. The view from the campsite was pretty spectacular. There were four vehicles. Two were XP Campers (Marc’s and Kent’s). 

   
 

We were in the Mitsubishi Fuso. The other was the Turtle Expedition Vehicle. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a clear photo of Gary & Monika Wescott’s vehicle.  It is right behind ours. 

   

We spent some time hanging and and meeting everyone.

 

 

I enjoyed playing with Arly, Marc’s 10 month old Leonberger puppy. It was so nice having a big dog to play with. 

   
 

The landscape was really amazing, especially considering how the light changed on the rocks.   

 

Marc used to be a professional chef, so he prepared dinner outside using a propane “campfire” and Gary & Monika’s Mexican wok.    

 

He created a wonderful dinner of chicken, steak, Brussels sprouts and salmon.   

We were all hungry, so the food was gone in short order. 

The sunset was incredible. 
We all hung out for a while. It was cold, but at least it wasn’t raining. We sat around the “campfire” to keep warm. It had been a great day.

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