This one will be the one we all remember. Already being referred to as Snoverland Expo, this year’s event featured snow, rain, a little hail, and mud — lots of mud. Due to a work trip, I drove my rig to Flagstaff a week early and parked at the Flagstaff airport. I returned Friday and drove to Mormon Lake to check in around 4:00PM. After driving around what was already a mud pit of a “dry lake bed”, there seemed to be no high and dry spots left so I just pulled in where I could and set up camp.
Unfortunately, the driving classes were cancelled due to the mud. I was able to attend a few other classes and hear some of the presentations about trips from folks who are out full time enjoying life on the road (or off the road). Mostly, I spent time checking out all the interesting setups and getting ideas for when we hit the road full time.
After two nights, it was time to leave. I had to get to Vegas for another work assignment. The only problem was the “road” out of the camping area was 6 inches of slippery soft mud which was the consistency of toothpaste. Some of the larger rigs just couldn’t get moving and had to be pulled out. In fairness, they would have never stopped and camper there in the first place if hadn’t been the designated camping area. It did have me a bit worried but I was able to drive right out without much incident. I didn’t exactly drive straight but I did get out.
On my way to Vegas I stopped to take a a few pictures of the sights.