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Dec 13, 2013 - Friday 13th Travel Day

Today was one of those LONG travel days. We had planned to drive to Capitol Reef National Park, it’s only about 125 miles. Once we saw all the snow on the road and more due, we changed our plans and drove on to Glendale, almost 300 miles. Our day started out with problems and it didn’t get much better. When I went to raise the jacks, they didn’t move. I held the button down and they finally moved but very slowly and they didn’t get up all the way. It was enough to be able to drive, but they beeped for the whole six hour drive. We stopped at...

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Oct 20, 2012 - Zion

Oct 20,2012 Today the six of us went to Zion NP. We enter from the East on hwy 9 to the entrance where we were told that it is 12 miles to the visitor’s center and shuttle buses that would take us to various stop throughout the park. A short distance from the entrance you wind your way up the pass amidst rock formations on both sides. The first most impressive is Checkerboard Mesa, a conical shaped mountain that appears to be made of multicolored blocks of sandstone with rounded edges. We didn’t stop to take pictures, thinking we would stop...

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Oct 19, 2012 - North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Oct 18, 2012 We left Moab about 9:30 am for the 6 hour drive to Glendale, UT where we will spend two nights. Bill, Margret, Nancy and Mel will visit Brice NP and Zion NP tomorrow while Cherie and I will visit the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We arrive at Bauer’s RV park about 4:30 with a fuel stop at Richfield. I thought the diesel prices would be cheaper on I-70 then in Moab but not much ($4.30/gal at flying-J). Oct 19, 2012 Cherie and I went to the North rim of Grand Canyon while our traveling companions went to Brice NP. It was a...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Glendale UT 6/6/2011

Had a leisurely breakfast and headed back north. The highway alt 89 continued scenic (which translates to gorgeous, but narrow, windy, with steep inclines and declines of 8% at times). We entered into Utah and travelled thru Kanab (the Hollywood of Utah) and Mt Carmel Junction to Glendale. The scenery has changed again. The mountains are almost gold in color and appear to have been laid down in 1/2 inch layers. There are lots of loose boulders and lots of tumble weeds blowing around. The winds were very strong and gusty and John had a white...

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May 12, 2011 - Southern Utah: Zion & Bryce National Parks

We have spent two weeks in a tiny little place with a campground, a post office, several stores/shops that are no longer open, and very nice residents. Glendale is in a bowl surrounded by mountains. There has been absolutely no cell phone signal and only weak Internet service, but the apple trees are blooming - there are so many that it smells wonderful, and the sounds of the animals - horses, burros, cows, and an alpaca, have provided a great setting. The weather has been beautiful although quite chilly in the beginning - one night it got...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park and Red Canyon

Today we opted to do the trek via the same route we took when we were going to attempt to see Grosvenor’s Arch when we had the rental car and then were so disappointed we forgot to drive a bit further to see Kodachrome Basin State Park due east as the crow flies from Bryce Canyon National Park. Geologists believe Kodachrome Basin State Park (GBSP) was once similar to Yellowstone National Park with hot springs and geysers which eventually filled up with sediment and solidified. Through time, the Entrada sandstone surrounding the solidified...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip Back to Tuweep

We are feeling extremely lucky in our good fortune to have Marilyn and Denny arrive here in the same park, end up being our neighbors, be in the same type of RV (which is probably what initiated our conversations), and strike up a conversation that has resulted in a new friendship! They heard our stories and read about our plight on the website, or our attempt to get down to Tuweep. After they had driven down and experienced it two days ago, they magnanimously offered to drive us down there this morning! We were positively euphoric due to...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Utah - Travel Day

After a quick breakfast, we left Vegas for Utah. Before entering Utah, we went through a corner of Arizona. As we passed Mesquite, AZ, we went through Virgin River Canyon & Mountains. The highway was cut through a mountain range with winding roads and gorgeous scenery for 11 miles. On our way to Kanab, UT, our GPS took us to a road that continued on a sand road, with a sign that indicated it as a "primitive road". Maybe it would have been OK for a car, and maybe even a shortcut, but for these big rigs, it didn't look too promising. We...

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Southwest Trip 2010

Sep 4, 2010 - Saturday, Glendale, UT (55 Miles)

The drive today took us through Red Rock Canyon. It’s the Labor Day holidays and the campground is nearly full. They have the most hysterical dog run ever seen. It’s only 4 or 5 feet wide. Obviously, nobody uses it.

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Sep 2, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip to . . . .

Okay – we are gonna win today! We knew it was a much shorter drive than yesterday’s experience, so we enjoyed sitting here having our morning java and a light breakfast before heading through Red Canyon, past Bryce National Park, through Tropic and to Cannonville before heading to Kodachrome Basin State Park and ultimately to see the last reason we had gotten the rental car – to see Grosvenor’s Arch; approximately 12 miles south of Cannonville on a dirt road. We did our usual, stopped by the Visitor’s Center to get any literature they...

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Sep 1, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip to Tuweep & Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Up early and out of the door by 0830 this morning. We were both pretty excited about our journey today knowing we were going to be driving to Toroweep/Tuweep on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We were told this was a little known destination that would allow us to see more of the grandeur of this magnificent natural wonder. We had lunches packed, cooler full, gas in the tank, and we were ready for the day’s challenging drive and adventure. We had already been told it’s a dirt road the entire 61 mile drive to the rim. I had read there...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Glendale, Side Trip to Devil's Garden, Escalante Grand Staircase

As you have probably predicted, having a rental car also means we are going to get out and about every morning to get to the places we got the rental car to explore. And this morning was the first of the next two to go. We decided we would go to the furthest place first and that resulted in “Hole in the Rock” – this was a 225 round trip drive to reach the “hole”, an overlook to Lake Powell and supposedly quite spectacular to see. The building of this road by determined Mormons was one of the great epics in the colonization of the West....

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