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May 9, 2015 - Escalante Staircase and Basin

Escalante National Park is almost unbelievable.......the Escalante Staircase comprises a series of seven huge plateaus, that start outside of Page, Arizona, and run up to Boulder, Utah. We started the day, with an inch of new snow at our campsite in Kodachrome Basin. We decided it might be a good day for a high country road trip rather than more hiking in the snow. It turned out to be a good decision. The road up the Staircase to Escalante was nice, but the drive from Escalante to Boulder is spectacular. This region was the last to be...

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May 7, 2015 - Kodachrome Hikes

The Kodachrome State Park has 5 major hiking trails located within the basin. They range from Easy/Moderate to Steep/Difficult. Anne did all 5 of them and I did 4 of the 5 (guess which one I omitted). My two favorite walks were the Grand Parade Trail (complete with 2 box canyons) and the Panorama Trail (with its "Secret Passage", "Teepees", and "Hat Shop" displays). Besides a dazzling array of red cliffs and stacks, both offered views of the distant Escalante Staircase. Lots of pictures taken on these walks....gotta love those digital cameras!

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May 5, 2015 - Kodachrome Basin

We are at Kodachrome Basin in the heart of Utah's "red country" for a nine-day stay. What a place! We are within easy driving distance of Bryce, Capitol Reef, Escalante Staircase, Escalante Canyon, and Cedar Breaks.....all National Parks or National Monuments. The State Park at Kodachrome was developed in the 1960ies, when Kodak was promoting and marketing Kodachrome as it new color film. Executives from the company were invited to Utah to view the location for the state's new park and they readily agreed that Kodachrome was an appropriate...

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Oct 25, 2014 - Million Dollar Road, Utah 12

Since our campground is closing today, we need to get moving on south. Our next destination is the KOA in Cannonville, and the most expedient way to get there is via Utah Highway 12. But, several people told us this was not an RV-friendly road. The lady at the campground even whipped out a map and highlighted an alternate route for us. Joe is not dissuaded easily, so Utah 12 it is. I must say, I had reservations, but here goes. As it turns out, it was a really pretty road and not bad at all if you know how to handle the steep grades up the...

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

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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