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Nov 24, 2012 - Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

It was a very nice sunny day all day long which made for a very enjoyable travel day. As we got further south in Utah, the terrain began to become more dramatic. The first 2 photos I have posted today, were taken just outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. We'll come back tomorrow for some picture taking there. Through our years in the western United States, we have driven by Kodachrome State Park many times, but never took time to stop and see what it had to offer. It's about 15 miles east of Bryce Canyon and 9 miles south...

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Dream On

Apr 27, 2012 - Cannonville UT

Well, the weather dudes were wrong as usual – no snow but it did get down to 39° overnight, and up to about 60° during the day here at the campground. Quite a bit colder up in the park since the campground is at 6,000’ and a lot of the park is above 8,000’. We left the bus at 9:00 and stopped in Tropic at Clarke’s Restaurant to get some breakfast, and then it was off to Bryce Canyon National Park. We had heard that Bryce is more scenic than Zion, and after our visit, we have to agree. There are areas of the park that are just unbelievable....

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Westbound Again

Apr 26, 2012 - Cannonville UT

We left Leeds at about 11:00 and headed north on I-15 for what turned out to be a little less than 3 hour trip. The weather was not as bad – yet – as they said, but you could see it had the potential. They are predicting 70% chance of snow around Bryce Canyon tonight so we will see. We got off the interstate at Exit 95 and headed east on Hwy 90 to Bear Valley Junction, south on Hwy 89 through Panguitch then onto Scenic By-Way 12 – and it is scenic – through Tropic to our current home in Cannonville UT. The trip off the interstate down into...

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Westbound Again

Sep 2, 2010 - Thursday, Cannoville, UT (98 Miles)

The drive from Torrey to Bryce Canyon took us through the Dixie National Forrest. It was a beautiful diversion to see pine trees and aspens. The road crosses Boulder Mountain - 9,670 feet at the summit. For about a mile we were on top of a narrow ridge with great views on either side. It was 52 this morning, but 92 when we arrived at our campground near Bryce Canyon. The sky’s have been beautiful and a clear blue. We drove to look at the Canyon from the rim. The color looks more coral than the red canyons we’ve been seeing. They actually...

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May 24, 2010 - Bryce Canyon National Park

Wait a minute!! Where are we??? Is this Tahoe??? What is that white stuff all over the car and everything? SNOW!!!! Yep. It snowed here last nite. The weather guessers were right afterall. How come the only time they are right is when they predict snow? -- We were up and out the door with a picnic lunch early while there was still snow everywhere and headed to Bryce Canyon National Park. The fields were once again white where they were irrigating, frozen in addition to the snow dusting. The red rocks alongside the roadway really stood out...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

May 23, 2010 - Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument

The wind finally died down last night after dark. I don't think we will get the red dust out of our lungs until we get to the Rockies at this rate. -- This morning, we headed south on Highway 12, which has been designated as one of the best scenic routes in America. We have heard mixed reviews about this highway; everything from how beautiful it is to, I would never take a motorhome on it. We went with the recommendation of Lee and Tony and do not regret taking it one bit. It was a spectacular drive. -- As we were leaving Torrey, we saw...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

May 14, 2010 - Cannonville, Utah/Bryce Canyon

*Friday, May 14* We arrived at the KOA in Cannonville, Utah today, just 12 miles to Bryce Canyon. The campground setting is in a very small town at about 6000 ft. elevation with mountains and rocky/sandy cliffs. Nice quiet place, but very remote. No cell phone service and no TV. But, we did enjoy it. The night sky here is unbelievable. *Saturday, May 15* We drove through Bryce Canyon on a road 18 miles one way and back. There were about a dozen places to stop and see the canyon up close, very amazing. See attached pictures. Tomorrow we...

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May 4, 2010 - Cannonville, UT

We drove to Cannonville, UT today for a four day stay and a visit to Bryce Canyon. Along the way we stopped to visit Pipe Spring National Monument in AZ. As we approached Cannonville along scenic Rte 12 we stopped a couple of times at well placed pull outs to take in the sights.

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Jul 6, 2009 - Day 5

Day 2 at Bryce Canyon and another 3-mile hike. I misread the program and thought the hike would be less climbing…..but it wasn’t. Another beautiful trip down into the canyon……a lot less crowded on this trail (I must have been the only one who misread the program on the elevation change). Girls and Clint were more into the event today……he hiked the 1.5-miles down by himself (and let me carry him back up). It was a lot of work getting back up the canyon, but the girls were real troopers. We followed up the hike with a trip into Bryce City for...

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2009 Summer Vacation

Jul 5, 2009 - Day 4

Lilli was dying for the “Chuck wagon” pancake breakfast (that’s KOA talk for serving pancakes in the side yard). So she was up encouraging everyone to get ready so we would be first in line. The “Chuck wagon” cakes were a little undercooked…..but we had the experience. Headed for Bryce Canyon today….and started the visit with the 20-minute video explaining the 20-million years it took to form what we were about to see. Clinton was patient for about the first 15-million years, but then he lost interest and Linda hooked him. After the video,...

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2009 Summer Vacation

Jul 4, 2009 - Day 3

Left Green River early so that we would get to Bryce Canyon at a decent hour. The first sign I spotted said there are no services on I-70 for the next 110-miles. It definitely was desolate…..nothing for as far as you could see except desert and mountains. 70-miles into the no services, we decided to be spontaneous again and exited at a sign for Capitol Reef National Park. Now instead of four lanes of desolate….we were down to two lanes of desolate….but we added cows since the road we exited on traveled through open range. I guess you don’t...

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2009 Summer Vacation

Nov 9, 2008 - On route to Cannonville Part II

After leaving the Interstate 70 we haeaded south down Highway 89 passing the Big Rock Candy Mountain made famous by the singer Pearl Ives. As we headed south it began to rain so although we went through some interesting country no photos were taken. After a long drive we arrived at the Cannonville KOA just south of Bryce Canyon National Park. A good night sleep was in order.

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