Hitting the road

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It is spring, I just got a brand new truck and I am excited to see some warmer corners of the good ol' USA.  I have always wanted to go spend some time checking out the parks of southern Utah so I head out car camping my way there.  I head through eastern Oregon's desert side and head through Nevada.  My first night is spent in a little campground I see on the map that is just off the backcountry highway.  It is called Mill Creek Campground and it is just south of Battle Mountain, Nevada.  As I approach the campground the road appears to be alive.  It is not that I have been on the road too long, it is just the bugs that area jumping around on the road.  Millions of them.   The next day I head over many passes in Nevada and make my way into Utah and arrive at Capitol Reef National Park.  Nevada is a beautiful desert state with steep mountains ranges and flat basins.  I enjoyed going through what is really "the big empty".  Utah is not all that much diferent in climate but it seems to have some more interesting and diverse landscapes.
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