I left my campsite on top of Moy Dugway and took pavement over to Saint George Utah .
And the only reason I went there is to buy a replacement drone that drove a couple 100 miles and 100 degree heat on the pavement .
And then I got into that big city and traffic and stoplights and parking lots and strip malls .
And I went to that store and I went in there to get that new drone and they didn't have it .
Honestly , I thought about calling off the whole trip right then and there , I was just ready to pack it in and head home and say , you know what July is not the time of year to do this trip , going into the city and dealing with parking lots and pavement and traffic and congestion and all that stuff really soured my trip .
And that combined with the many days of riding and the heat made me feel like I just wanted to give up and go home .
But I thought , you know , I'll give it another chance .
I'll make a beeline for the mountains .
I'll see if I spend a night up there .
Wake up in the morning .
Maybe I'll feel differently .
Had a good night camping and I woke up feeling pretty refreshed like I should continue on .
Well , I think things have turned around a little bit now that I'm up in the high country .
I'm heading on highway 14 east and instantly just getting up an elevation and into the mountains , it just changes everything .
This is what I was looking for .
So , let's head north and see what comes around the next corner .
We are at the head of the rocks .
It's a viewpoint overlooking the million dollar highway .
It's rated G one according to Butler maps , which means it's one of the best roads that there is for motorcycling .
So we're going to go down the million dollar highway here and then we'll head into the town of Boulder , which incidentally before the roads were built here in the 19 forties .
Boulder was the last city in America to receive its mail by mule train .
So it's Saturday today .
I've been on the road since Monday and I'm in the middle of Utah .
Had a fantastic day of riding today , mostly twisty tarmac pavement that some of the best roads that I've ridden out anywhere .
The scenery has been outstanding and fortunately , it's cooled off quite a bit camped out near a place called Fish Lake .
I couldn't find any campsites at the lake .
It was completely packed .
So I went past the campgrounds and was kind of looking around for some dispersed camping and I found this campsite which is no less dramatic in its own way .
I'm sitting here on a hillside overlooking a valley .
There's an insanely loud herd of cows across the road that have been mooing all evening .
The ranchers came by with their truck and did something with their cows for a while and caused a little traffic jam and then the play of light on the mountains across the way .
So even out here it's , uh , it's quite a little scene , but right now it's absolutely pleasant and I'm going to continue on as much as I can in the mountains in the higher elevation because that's just what I have to do at this point .
I'm thinking at least a couple of days to get up to northern Montana , the border of Canada and then I'll have a few weeks to meander even more slowly going back home .
So that's the plan right now .
And as we all know , plans are subject to change , but that's where we're at .