Well, looks like we dodged a bullet as another forest fire broke out near Cedar City NV right after we left there. I didn't do it, honest!
Zion was beautiful as always, here's a lousy phone pic of us in front of checkerboard mesa
From there, we went up 89 and across 70 back to Colorado Springs. The fun money is running out and we were a little paranoid about getting caught up in the chaos of a forest fire, so we just headed on back instead of exploring more in Colorado.
We did decide to do one last night of camping in a quaint, beautiful little CG in Fishlake Nat'l Forest called Gooseberry. Isn't there a guy here whose handle is Gooseberry? I wonder............
Happy to report the old 5.4 climbed Vail and Loveland passes without incident, never seeing above 195 or so trans temp and 210 coolant temp, chugging along about 50 mph and 3100 rpm. I think I want a V10, no plans for a diesel unless it's donated.
We took lots of pictures of distant forest fires coming through Grand Junction yesterday, a spooky backdrop to beautiful country. I-70 through Colorado and Utah is one of the most beautiful stretches of interstate, if you've got to drive interstate, in the country.