Southwestern Utah

I have picked up many hints from all over the internet on where to camp for free. There seems to be a huge void in the southwestern corner of Utah. The area between Delta, the Nevada border, down to St George. All of the boondocking internet sites cover east of that area. Of course that western part has pretty unspectacular scenery, desert and evaporated lakes. But that is where I am headed. Most of the campers seem to want scenery that is jaw dropping. I found this quote from Anne Lamott:

If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.

Anne Lamott

I have checked maps, especially the Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas, for federal lands in that western Utah area. It is loaded. It  appears that I can camp almost anywhere. I guess that I am looking for “the scrimshaw of tiny and precise”. That and meteorites.

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