Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clifton, CO - 09/21/13

Saturday – September 21, 2013
Clifton, Colorado

We awoke to a beautiful sunny day. We will have wonderful weather today for our travel to western Colorado on I-70. We departed the Difficult Campground, located five miles south of Aspen, Colorado at 8:40 a.m. We arrived at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply in Clifton, Colorado at 11:15 a.m. to purchase a Honda EU2000i generator.

Having completed our purchase, we spotted a Denny’s restaurant within the same mall outlet parking area as Murdoch’s. Time for a late breakfast. After breakfast, we decided to check out some camping areas around Grand Junction, Colorado as well as get a prescription filled at a Walmart there. All of the campgrounds were filled due to a wine festival in the area this weekend.

We decided we would continue on our journey into Utah. Our objective is to find a BLM or National Forest campground near Moab. There are several private campgrounds in Moab, but there is no privacy between campsites. Besides, all of them were full. Nighttime was fast approaching, we were getting apprehensive about finding a campground, when we spotted a sign pointing to Ken’s Lake Campground, a BLM campground. We were fortunate to find two campsites available and promptly selected campsite #4 at 7:15 p.m.

There are 31 campsites in Ken’s Lake Campground. There are three vault toilets. There is no water, electric or dump station here. Water and dump stations are available at several private locations in Moab for a fee, generally about $5.00.

A storm was fast approaching, with the wind gusting at 40 mph. We had our trailer setup in no time at all and were snug in our trailer when the storm hit. No big deal, just very windy and rainy. The campground is located in a valley, surrounded by mountains in the distance. It is interesting to see the weather approaching. Some sections of the sky will be clear with white puffy clouds and other sections of the sky will be dark with the roar of thunder and lightening strikes.

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric Sites: $15.00
Golden Age Pass holders receive a 50% discount.

There is no cellular or Internet service available at this campground through our T-Mobile service provider. But we do get service in Moab through T-Mobile. The Visitor Center there offers free WiFi.

Time to settle in for a well deserved nights rest.

Total miles traveled today: 275

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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