The temperature hit 80 degrees here in Northern Utah today. With all the snow still high up in the mountains, this warm weather has turned the snow into raging rivers below. The stream beside Minnie has become a class 3 rapids, creating waves of water tossed by the boulders, and running so fast and furious that it is muddy! It looks like a perfect place for an adventure kayaker.
This morning Minnie told me she felt like something was missing. When I walked around back I saw immediately what I had done. I remembered putting the gas cap up on the pump at the Maverick station when I filled up Wednesday, and also remembered not putting it back on. The station is only 7 miles away, so Honda took me back there quick as a wink. The manager told me he saw it there on the pump this morning, but when I went to look, it was gone.
The town of Logan is only 10 miles away, and they have everything there. I found a new cap at Walmart that only set me back $12. Now I just have to devise a way to remember to put the cap back on after filling with gas. Every since I broke the little plastic cord that lets the cap dangle while you fill, I have set it up on the pump. I’ve done it dozens of times but my luck ran out. I’m thinking I will put my keys on the cap while I fill or place the cap on my driver’s seat before I pump. What are some other ways I can remember?
The only drawback I have found to this place so far is that the neighbors across the road love to shoot guns. Usually camping places are off limits to shooting but maybe Utah is different. The steep walls in this canyon make the gunshots echo like the bullets are flying over my head. Maybe after the weekend they will run out of ammo and go back to work.
I road several miles up the canyon road this afternoon. It is a good thing I found this spot because it was 7 miles untill I came to more dispersed camping. Even though this is national forest, all the land for a long way was privately owned. When you get to more camping the road turns to rough dirt and there is no cell service. It would be OK for a couple days but not someplace to stay for an extended time.
This warm weather has me thinking that I can travel north again, but a look at the forecast tells me to hold still for a while.