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Old 09-17-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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The Old Pony Express Station

The old pony express near Simpsons Springs, Utah. It is a rewarding trip for hardy visitors.Visiting this landscape it gives me a taste of what the Wild West must have been like years ago long before the first rv ever existed. Indians lay in wait to ambush pony express riders as they carry the first US mail through the region.

About 85 miles west of Tooele Utah, this land still is a wild paradise for the hardy dry camper. If you like to truly get out in the wild, give Simpson Springs a try. be sure to bring your metal detector, because you might just be lucky and find a gold nugget along the way. A wilderness area that's just as rugged as it was almost 100 years ago. 25 miles off of Utah 36, then it's all dirt road from there. The main dirt road is flat, well graded and easy for motorhome driving with lots of flat areas to park an RV, but if you want to truly explore, you'll need to bring a jeep or good 4 x 4.
The back roads can require good intermediate to advanced 4 x 4 skills , but the commanding views are well worth it. (Lucky for me, my longtime friend John is a very experienced driver of rock crawler type vehicles.) be sure to check the weather before you head out though and make sure your vehicles are in tip top shape. (There are lots of places where you can camp free of charge.) This was an ancient lake bed bottom of ancient lake Bonneville. so it is still a potential flood area during wet weather. Your checklist should include fully charged batteries, lots of water in your fresh water tank, plenty of gas in the tank, and don't forget the propane. You probably want to make sure your holding tanks are empty before you come here in case you plan on staying a while. because there is quite literally no place to plug in out here. Out here you are in the wild. During the summer it is as parched and sunny as the Arizona desert. Nature demands respect out here as you have to watch for rattle snakes, and other creatures in the desert, so watch your step on the desert's sandy floor. A place almost as rugged as Alaska with a different landscape. Nice place to build a campfire, roast hotdogs and enjoy the stars of the wide open sky that dominates the landscape here. Find shade for you and your rig under a 100 year old Ponderosa tree. Enjoy the day and move at a slower pace. Because here your at one with Mother Nature, that's what this place is, so leave your extension cords at home. Cause you'll not be needing them here.

A land almost as old as the solar system itself. this place has a story waiting to be told. The history of the making of this home we call earth. A visit to Simpson Springs is a trip you'll never forget. This place will leave an impact on your mind forever. Out here this is the wild west. a taste of the wild as wild as it gets. ATTACH]74147[/ATTACH]. Click image for larger version

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Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

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