First Ring Daily 1219: Back from the West

Posted on March 28, 2022 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 4 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad returns from the West, Microsoft adds cloud gaming again, and a few pictures to enjoy.

Pictures from the trip:


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4 responses to “First Ring Daily 1219: Back from the West”

  1. arjay

    Brad: great trip report. You could do more vacations out there without duplication; there is that much to see. I love that part of the world.

    You lucked out with no crowds at Zion; very different experience when it is full.

    I read and hear people confidently predicting the US vehicle fleet could be all-battery in a decade or so. When I hear a prediction like that I know they’ve never spent any time in the mountain west outside cities.

    • Brad Sams

      We will be likely heading back that way at some point, really want to go to Zion again and visit Bryce as well.

      As for the electrification of the fleet, we could have done this trip entirely in a Tesla as their network is quite good even in these regions. Right now, at least for us, electric covers 95% of our needs, in a decade, probably 98%...that last 2% will be quite hard and I dont think we will ever fully get away from ICEs, at least, probably not in my lifetime.

  2. brettscoast

    Excellent photo's Brad, stunning scenery there.

  3. arjay

    Point taken on your trip; you were in some of the most heavily trafficked corridors in that area, so I am sure you’re correct that you could have done it in a battery car. My trips to that part of the world started like that, but quickly escalated to places further afield and then finally trips off the pavement (which are some of the more interesting and important economic activities in the four corners region). Or you could visit Natural Bridges National Monument, which is in a part of Utah that has no power lines; they run their local park power from solar but I’m pretty sure they don’t have enough extra to charge a Tesla.

    Next time you’re in Moab or Ouray or Escalante, rent a Jeep and discover the real adventures to be found in that region. All of those adventures will be off the grid.