It just felt right. Today would be the day for my first boon dock.
I have a few places in mind because I’ve studied the Benchmark map book of this area of Utah. Driving hwy 191 is a treat.
I pull off of hwy 191 at Red Cloud Loop. This is a senic byway, which turns out to be a dirt road that is only one comfortable lane. I drive slowly and here and there I see an RV tucked into a little hideaway. Eventually I come to a spot that feels like it could be comfortable for me. I pull over on the narrow road as far as I can and explore on foot. The last thing I want to do is to get into an area that I can’t easily get out of. All is well and we have our first camp on a meadow like area surrounded with pine and golden Aspen.
There is another camper away off so I feel ok to let Joy and Shiloh off leash. I busy myself setting up camp while they scamper off running and playing…and rolling. Wait. Shiloh is rolling, and …there are cows…big beautiful black cows….and Shiloh is rolling and he likes to roll in…smells….oh dear.. (That isn’t exactly what I said at the time) 🙂
My little boy returns covered and I do mean COVERED in fresh cow pies. It’s caked and matted onto him and his collar and he is so proud!
joy loves to roll but she likes to roll for the Joy of it and she has NOT chosen cow pie perf
ume today, for which I’m very thankful!
Now normally I’d just give Shiloh a bath but I’m boon docking and the water I have with me is all the water that is available to me. Still I have to clean him and quick before it starts drying so out comes some gloves a few jugs of water and the shampoo and I must say I did a good job, but not good enough…
so we set off in search of a natural water supply, which isn’t far…a little stream in the tall grass. I wish Shiloh would lie in it but he just doesn’t do that so I scoop water over and over. Joy, who likes her soaks and lies in water every chance she gets, totally enjoys herself.
Did I get pictures, no. Too busy scooping…
We return to camp and I pour one more jug of water over Shiloh for good measure.
Now I need a glass of wine. Gosh I never thought my post for my first boon dock would be about this!!
So today I got the pictures into the text but all in the wrong places. Yikes.