I have been getting the van ready to go west in the summer. We are definitely going to Banff and Jasper. My last trip here was very short, It will be amazing to be able to spend as much time as we want exploring the mountains, making art and music, swimming in glacial lakes, taking amazing pictures, living in the van. Life is good, and getting better.
Fishers towers is one of my absolute favourite places. I’ve been back on three different roadtrips, and will be back on many more. It is a quick and gorgeous drive on the 128 from Moab, Utah. You can explore endlessly, climb, and hike everywhere. The colorado river is just on the other side of Professor Valley, and there are lots of good, cheap campgrounds, (Hal Canyon has an awesome rope swing over the river!) or you can camp right at the towers. I cant wait to go back when i have time to spent a couple weeks exploring the whole place and really soak it in. :)
On the road, our GPS broke down, so we bought a not really detailed map in the shop of a gas station. Heading west, we randomly found this calm river and had a wonderful refreshing bath there. So, who needs GPS, if you would miss out on the best? :)