In order to visit Boston and the surrounding area we couldn’t get much closer than Littleton, MA. We parked at the Boston Minuteman Campground which is located close to Concord and the Minute Man National Historical Park. More about that later.
We came to the Buffalo area, parking at the AA Royal Motel and Campground in North Tonawanda, NY, primarily to visit Niagara Falls. On our first day there, the weather forecast was less than ideal for a trip to the falls so we chose instead to take a short drive to the town of Lockport, NY.
Lake Mead was formed following the building of the Hoover Dam, originally called Boulder Dam. If full, Lake Mead would be 112 miles long and have 247 square miles of surface. Of course, it is far from full, the lake is approximately 30% below the level that would be considered full. Nearby Boulder City, Nevada, was home to many of the workers during the construction of the dam.
We stayed at Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach on Lake Mead. This part of the lake is located about 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
We purchased a tour with Paria Outpost who are located in Big Water, UT, some 40 miles east of Kanab, UT. From there it was a one and 1/2 hour ride over dirt roads, requiring a high ground clearance vehicle to get to White Pocket.
I can’t explain the geology that created this phenomenon and I don’t want to over use superlatives. Suffice it to say that this is one of the most unique and interesting places we have ever seen. It is an area of approximately one square mile located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness. We hope that our photos will give you some insight into the other-worldly nature of White Pocket.
Next stop: Zion National Park
When we arrive in a new city, a walking tour is a great way to get introduced to the city and get oriented to special sights. Paid walking tours are available in most cities and can cost from $5 to $15 per person. In many places we are able to find free walking tours. There are two basic types of free walking tours.