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Old 09-22-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
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Silence, scenery, & solitude

In our 3 years of off & on rv'ing, there have been only 3 places that were absolutely outstanding, jaw-dropping locations where you feel blessed to be alive and to have found "this special place." They all had the following characteristics: LOTS of wide open space, with an expansive view of 'something'. Silence........no traffic noise, people talking or diesels warming up; just the whisper of a breeze, animal sounds or birds. Solitude.....like Edward Abbey said, " I find I enjoy nature most when there aren't a lot of people enjoying it with me".

The 3 places we've found are in the national forest across from Grand Teton natl park, off the access road to Goblin state park in Utah and near radio towers 6.4 miles south of Wall Drug.

If you want to share your "special place" location, I can promise you I'll check it out when we're in the area (within 100 miles).

Tanksalot!,
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In our 3 years of off & on rv'ing, there have been only 3 places that were absolutely outstanding, jaw-dropping locations where you feel blessed to be alive and to have found "this special place." They all had the following characteristics: LOTS of wide open space, with an expansive view of 'something'. Silence........no traffic noise, people talking or diesels warming up; just the whisper of a breeze, animal sounds or birds. Solitude.....like Edward Abbey said, " I find I enjoy nature most when there aren't a lot of people enjoying it with me".

The 3 places we've found are in the national forest across from Grand Teton natl park, off the access road to Goblin state park in Utah and near radio towers 6.4 miles south of Wall Drug.

If you want to share your "special place" location, I can promise you I'll check it out when we're in the area (within 100 miles).

Tanksalot!,
Hike up into the upper parts of Marron Bells.

If this does not take you Breath Away you better check your Pulse!

Second option would be many of the 4x4 trail in and around the San Juan's - using Ouray - Silverton - Lake City and Telluride as landmarks just sit and enjoy.

I could go on and on in Colorado but I'll save my more remote spots.

Enjoy,
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OK, probably half of irv2 is sick of me and Goosenecks State Park in Utah, but come on, the op asked for expansive views: check
wide open space: check
silence : check
solitude : check
The only sounds I could hear from my deck was either the wind rushing thru the canyon, or possibly the rushing river 1000 feet down, I never did figure out which one it was. You look down at the tops of gliding birds. Similar to the Grand Canyon, but no crowds and you sure can't camp this close the the edge there.



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Thank!! I will definitely check both places out. Jeffaz- is that view accessible by Rv or a hike-in?
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Oh yes, the views I posted were shot from the deck of my motorhome. What is great about Goosenecks SP is you can drive a paved road right to it. The paved cul-de-sac area is a day-use site. The campsites are along that unpaved road (which continues about 2/3 mile) to the right. I actually camped at the far right sight you can see on the below image.

If you look closely at the second image in my previous post, you can see a small white pickup camper (just to the right of the rainbow). That is where the camping road ends.

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I remember Goblin..
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JeffAZ: thanks very much, again. Right now we're headed East to my wife's high school reunion, but I cannot wait to go to Goosenecks. PERFECT!!
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