Yes, finding Nebo, not Nemo. I am just checking to see if you are sane and paying attention.
You see there is a fantastic scenic drive I would like to recommend in Utah, but you need to pay attention to what you are about to read. Following is how the US Forest Service website describes the drive,
“From Nephi to Payson, this route has breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range and 11,877-foot Mt. Nebo, its tallest mountain. See flat bottomlands, high-alpine conifers, red rock formations, gray sandstone cliffs and salt flats all in the same day. Sights include Devil’s Kitchen, Walker Flat and Mt. Nebo Wilderness. This well-signed Byway is a winding drive between the cities of Payson and Nephi. The road climbs 9,000 feet and crosses the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest providing stunning views of Utah Valley, the surrounding Wasatch, and the dramatic wrap-around vistas of Mt. Nebo, the highest peak in the rugged and beautiful Wasatch Range. Nebo Loop is designated a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration, recognizing it as one of the premier driving roads in America.”
I am here to say it is every bit as beautiful as described above, however danger lurks for an unsuspecting RVer. Deep in the subscript of the website (I never could find where it actually displayed on the website) is the following information, “Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway, Length: 38 miles, Time to Allow: 1.5 hours … Although paved, trailers are not recommended because of the steep grade and narrow curves.” I am also here to say, that this statement may be an understatement! There were downhill sections of the road where I was geared down to first gear and still using the brakes on occasion. That was without the trailer behind me! As you can see from the picture above, there are some that didn’t get the message or are just plain insane! As for me descending a steep twisty narrow mountain road facing certain death is one adventure in RVing I can do without! As for you, I hope you are paying attention!
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Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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