For those of us that prefer to boondock (Ray and Deb), Steve stumbled across this site by accident too late in our trip to explore Zion BLM Camping.
We pulled out of Zion River Resort at 8:55...ten minutes later than we had planned but our ETA at RVZZ was 9:32 which would make us 'almost' on time for our 9:30 appointment. It was a beautiful day as we headed back to I-15 south...
We had no problem finding RVZZ in Washington, Utah. Even though they were booked two weeks in advance, when Steve called last week and told them that we were referred by Zion River Resort (large ad in their pamphlet), they agreed to look after us right away.
Steve supervising the poor tech Troy at the sani dump. He's trying to figure out why our recently replaced and modified grey water gate valve wasn't allowing water to drain. Unpleasant as this job was for Troy laying on his back in the sani dump, we're sure he's glad it wasn't the black tank that he had to drain :-)
Okay so the new gate valve was removed and found to be working. The tech asked if we were sure we had anything in the tank. Steve told him that there should be about 6 days of dishwater in there. He then inquired about all the spray foam that he could see sticking out from the underbelly. Steve told him that's where they cut into the underbelly to get access to the old gate valve. You see, the original gate valve was the cable style and they didn't have stock, so they cut into the exposed pipe hanging in front of the tire and installed the lever style gate valve instead. Don't know why the factory didn't do the same as it's much more preferable, especially for servicing.
So Troy climbed under there...
Well, it's a good thing that we were't planning on a long travel day today...it was almost 1:00 when we were back on the road headed south. We crossed the border into Arizona and before long...
There were a number of RV's in the campground but we lucked out, getting one of the best pull-out sites overlooking the canyon....sweet! It's a short paved road just off the highway and quite peaceful.
Camping is $8.00 per night and Day Use is $2.00. Water is available but no sani dump.
After dinner, we watched our usual Tuesday night programs on TV...for some reason, though, I was having a hard time staying awake. Oh right, we gained an hour when we crossed into Arizona...that means that I was actually up at 4:30 this morning...no wonder I couldn't keep my eyes open by 9:00!