My last night on the road before getting to Goosenecks SP in UT was at a small campground in Bernalillo, NM, just north of Albuquerque. Each campsite has electric
hookup with water nearby. What caught my eye was the special shade shelters each site has over their picnic tables.
I decided to try to get into Goosenecks SP in UT because I’d heard so many good things about it. It is dry camping with no shade and no water available but if you arrive prepared you can really relax and enjoy it. It is named because over millions of years the San Juan river has carved deeply into the desert rock making several unique goosenecks. We did see some rafters on the river. I think they put in at Bluff and given the distance to be covered it must be an all day trip at least to get to the take out.
I met some really nice folks at the campground, campers like me. One group was in a borrowed coach and they hosted campfires every night. On Friday we were able to watch the ISS (International Space Station) pass overhead. I didn’t think to get my camera out but did 2 nights later and captured it. Another camper here was an experienced astronomer with a large telescope. His knowledge of the stars was impressive and he invited folks to view various planets and stars each night.
One gentleman expressed an interest when I mentioned photographing the Milky Way
so I helped him get started with night photography. I think he’s hooked now!
This has been a really good place to spend a few days and I look forward to staying in touch with my new friends.