It's a long two day drive from Washington to the Kane Gulch Ranger Station. Ours was a little longer as we made a detour to a Chevron station in Rainer, Oregon so Shelby could get some surplus 50cal ammo. We got in very late to our usual stop, the Marble Motel in Tremonton, Utah, but they were very good about getting us in our room after hours.
On our 2nd day, Shelby & I met up with Mike and his daughter Madison at the Salt Lake REI, where we picked up last minute supplies and Shelby bought a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3 man mtnGLO Tent (3lbs 12oz) for Fred & Cindy to use on the trip.
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker
Date(s): May 6-7, 2017. Album by Cascade Bill. 1 - 35 of 35 Total. 126 Visits.
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enlarge 97KB, 1024x768 2 2016-05-07 12-35-24 - mike DSCF4199 View from backseat of Shelby's truck along I-70 with the San Rafael Swell ahead.
enlarge 85KB, 768x1024 3 2016-05-07 11-58-06 - madison IMG 6387 Mike Stong along Hwy 24 heading to Hanksville.
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enlarge 76KB, 768x1024 5 2016-05-07 13-00-52 - madison IMG 6390 This is one of the interesting rock formations along Hwy 24 outside of Hanksville.
enlarge 74KB, 768x1024 6 2016-05-07 13-01-02 - madison IMG 6391 Mike enjoying the scenery.
enlarge 117KB, 1024x768 7 2016-05-07 13-17-02 - madison IMG 6393 Per tradition, we stop at Blondie's in Hanksville for lunch.
enlarge 127KB, 1024x768 8 2016-05-07 13-17-24 - madison IMG 6396 Madison at the Blondie's sign.
enlarge 120KB, 1024x768 10 2016-05-07 13-44-46 - mike DSCF4204 Bill enjoying his milk shake (great by the way) in a booth at Blondie's. The gift shop part has shrunk over the years.
enlarge 113KB, 1024x768 11 2016-05-07 13-55-42 - mike DSCF4205 Shelby & Madison (and Shelby's truck). Across the way between the motel and the closed gas station is where we stopped the first couple of trips to Utah (2000 & 2001), Stan's Restaurant. There is a Stan's Burger Bar in the Chevron station up the road but we've never gone there. In 2015, there was a man with a Stan's tee shirt on ordering a Blondie's burger!