Monday August 28th 2017
What a difference fifty miles and 2000 feet lower in elevation makes. I moved south on Interstate 15 to the town of Hurricane Utah. This town is northeast of St. George and a good jumping off place for visiting Zion National Park. It is also a lot hotter than Cedar City. It was 106 this afternoon and my campsite doesn’t have any real shade. The campground is located on the gravel hillside leading up to a narrow canyon wall. I’ve had both AC units cranking since I got here.
This area seems to be having a late summer heat wave. The last couple of weeks were normal to a little below normal for high temperatures. This week, with the exception of maybe one day, is going to be above normal in the temperature department. I’m here until the middle of next week. With the heat, it’s not going to be the best place, but this is a holiday weekend. The selection of available sites in this area for Labor Day weekend was not very plentiful.
The narrow canyon the campground shares with interstate 15 also does a number on radio signals. I couldn’t get any over the air TV channels and cell phone service is poor. Surprisingly, the 4G cellular data service seems to be OK for internet. The campground also has WiFi, but I’m not sure how good it is. For the first time in a couple of weeks I have satellite TV. That’s one redeeming value for the lack of shade. I can now get caught up on the HBO Game of Thrones episodes I missed. The campground has cable TV for access to the local channels.