Utah 2012 travel blog

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Wednesday, September 13, 2012

We left the campground at 10:28. We only had 51 miles to drive today. We were headed to Kanab, Utah, right close to the Arizona state line. The Sevier River was snaking/meandering along our highway. We saw a hawk flying and cattle and horses grazing. When we left the campground, there were blue skies and no clouds. License plates we saw were from California, Texas, Florida, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Massachusetts, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Kansas, New Jersey, and Montana. In our travels, we saw the Virgin River, Kanab Creek, Jacob Lake, and Sevier River. Sites we passed today were Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Peekaboo Trailhead, Kanab Canyon, and Hog Canyon before arriving at Kanab RV and Corral at 11:41. After setting up, we went to the Grand Canyon North Rim. The drive there was beautiful. On that route, we saw Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona state line, Kaibab National Forest, Vermillion Cliffs, Jacob Lair National Forest, Allen's Trail Rides, Imperial Point, and Angel Point. Scenery today was spectacular, with pronounced rock formations of southwest colors, yellow, white, orange, and purple wildflowers. On our drive to the Grand Canyon, we saw numerous elevation changes, cattle on/in the road, scrub jays, chipmunks, aspens, meadows, deciduous trees beginning to turn to fall colors, forests, spruces, ponderosa pines, aspen leaves shimmering with the wind, fire scorching millions of trees, tree trunks on the ground like at Yellowstone. Grand Canyon was amazing. The North Rim was not as commercial as what we'd seen before. On our drive to Kanab, we saw a police car with a dummy in it in Glendale. There was beauty in the massive rock formations/mountains and in the tiny wildflowers-so much intricacy. The weather today was very comfortable. We wore winter clothes for probably the last day. We passed through the towns of Long Valley Junction (Lutherwood from 2010), Glendale, Orderville, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Carmel Junction, and Freedonia.



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