May 12, 2017

Thompson & Sego Canyon–Day 2

Day 1 is next.   Thompsons Springs, Utah  (Thompson & Sego Canyon)  53 miles
We prefer riding trails, but this area has such great scenery that it is a must ride.                                                                          Today we headed up the canyon and stopped at the bordello. (Just before the 3way split to the right)  It was an interesting area to snoop around.  We found the old building fallen down, a root cellar, some more petroglyphs around the corner and some more across the dry creek bed.  we also found a white powder looking like talc. we drove to Sego again, so we stopped at the general store and noted that on one end of the building, there's a window where water would come in, under the building and out the other end, keeping things cold. There are numerous old stone buildings after Sego, constructed during the coal mining days 1911- 1950. There is history on the internet to read.

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   Going to the Ute Indian Reservation Gate. (15 miles from camp to the gate)  We continued up the road thru the Book cliffs, sandstone bluff, with erosion from wind, water and man.  You will travel up 3,500 feet, on a 4x4 road, with a mild grade. The plants will change from scrub cedars and oak, to mature pine trees, back to alpine vegetation. Such pretty plants, scenes of the valley below and Book Cliffs. When we reached the closed gate for motor vehicles, we stopped at the top, enjoying the green grass, mature pine trees and the million dollar view!
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   When we reached the Y of Sagers Canyon, we took the opportunity to view some different landscape. Same area, unusual sights, it was 14 miles thru the high desert and thru Segar Canyon to old highway #6, 7 miles back to Ballard RV park
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Bordello N 39*01.368’  W 109*42.676’

Ute gate  N39*08.917’  W 109*43.110’

Camp information on May 11, 2017 page

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