I photographed this near Modena on July 4th, 2014. It’s a neat old bus, off the highway a bit, with two abandoned trailer homes nearby that have been wind torn and beaten by the desert. Awesome rural decay resides in and around Southern Utah.
Photoblog originally titled, Desert Dream, by Nathan Arizona.
2 thoughts on “Supertramp Bus in Beryl, Utah”
really enjoying your photos and your journey. i can appreciate the jump from guide to car saleman – life is to be lived and we can learn from everything. ive been wanting to visit havasupai for many years but havent made it yet. quick funny aside to that – years ago when my wife then gf, sister, friend and I were traversing the west following either hot springs or the grateful dead – im not sure if we were going to springs on the way to shows or shows on the way to springs – i had havasupai on the route as i was the route planner. crashed in the back of a vw bus the girls at the helm next stop havasupai. because it was late summer and school was about to start – or had already started – those with more responsibility than I were nervous about getting back to texas and my route was going to add another day to the journey. i had a job which i was already a week over schedule in returning – i told them 2 weeks knowing it would be at least 3 – ha. havasupai was vetoed by unanimous decision – 3 against me. sure i could have – and often do – make executive decisions being the elder and knowing really whats best for everybody – which isnt school or work usually. but we had had an awesome trip and i knew that i had fibbed a little about what it takes to get down to the falls and the awesome travertine that i live for and i did not want to be rushed out of there so i let it go and allowed them to take us on the more direct route back to houston. they woke me in the morning dawn parked at a scenic vista of the grand canyon which i had never seen before. it was off the main route which i thought was somewhat a contradiction. i refused to exit the bus. they wanted to share with me this beautiful moment – i said no i am taking a stand against hypocrisy! i wouldnt be budged and so we left. that was probably 20 years ago bc ive been married for 18 and i still have never seen the grand canyon – ha. i found your blog searching for blogs on schoolbuses bc we are – have been – outfiitting a radically awesome 1955 gmc 4wd schoolbus which is a little new for my tastes but still has a wicked antiquity about it. we moved up to central oregon 9 years ago and the pacific nw is fuckin amazing. its high desert right on the eastern slopes of the cascades and its the fulfillment of a lifelong dream which includes a farm and of course my wife and children. i admire your passion and respect for life and like you find positive in most everything around me. life IS passing way too quick – my first daughter is 18 and heading down to UofC santa cruz in september. it seems like literally yesterday i held her in candle light only seconds old in our bedroom my beautiful wife exhausted after 12 hours of labor. man….trip out. stay cool.
Thanks for sharing this story, Eric! 🙂