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Mar 31, 2011 - Taxes and Chores

Today was sort of a rest day in that we were not on the road but as April is fast approaching, Bill focused on filing taxes while Sue cleaned the RV. We did take a break for lunch at the restaurant at the resort. It was okay and they did offer soup or salad as a side. Back to the RV to finish our chores then dinner and bedtime.

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Mar 30, 2011 - Returning to Bryce Canyon

Today we went back to Bryce Canyon. Many of the walking trails were closed because of snow but the canyon was beautiful with its snow topped rock formations. We stopped at several of the viewing areas and took many pictures. We even found some prairie dogs out from their dens and some deer munching on the first grasses cleared of snow. It was a beautiful sunny day, chilly enough for sweatshirts but not needing hats or gloves. This is really one of our favorite scenery sights. We find it really spectacular.

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West Coast Trip 2011

Mar 29, 2011 - On to Hatch

Beginning Mileage 110474 Ending Mileage 110731 Riverside Resort & RV Park 594 N US89 Hatch, UT 800-824-5651 7/8/6.5 $32/nt After getting an early start, we stopped in Page, AZ for some lunch then went on to Hatch which is a small town along Hwy 89. The RV site is basically a large dirt lot with some strips of grass that are still brown. The sites are level though and there is a restaurant at the "resort" so it is satisfactory. We unhook and set up then are in for the night.

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Sep 27, 2010 - Zion Nat. Pk.- Bryce Nat. Pk.

Sun 9/26 - Moved over to the southwestern part of Utah, 230 miles. We will stay in Hatch, UT while we visit Zion and Bryce National Parks. Mon 9/27 - We made our trip to Zion today. Record temps were set today, 104 degrees in Zion (it was in the 30's when we woke up this am). We detoured thru Dixie National Forest and found the fall colors very pretty. Then started with the Kolob Canyons in the northwestern part Zion before coming around to the west entrance of the main park. We had been told we could not get thru the east as it was under...

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Apr 5, 2010 - Hatch Utah

We had very high winds the last two days in Williams Arizona, and those winds followed us up the highway to Hatch Utah, where it decided winds weren't enough and started to snow.We are now in a RV Park and the ground is covered in snow with no sign of letting up any time soon.We saw some amazing scenery between Williams and Hatch ( 296 miles)as you can see in the photos. We stop in a small town as I had to get something out of the basement compartment, with my back to the sidewalk I heard a noise that mad me jump,turned around and a donkey...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Bryce Canyon

HOODOO Pronunciation: 'hu-du noun: West African; from voodoo In 1928 Bryce Canyon was officially established. It is best known for the beautiful and bizarre rock spires called hoodoos. We were here about 25 years ago with the boys and with David's mom and it is still amazing to see these voodoos.. We are now getting more into the earth's formations and less of wild life. We did see a few deer today and the little chipmunk. He sure was friendly and I think he has been fed....On our way now to Zion and the Grand....

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Jul 3, 2008 - Utah day 1

7-3-08 Utah Bound and determined Left the CG this morning at 6:15 or there abouts. Got out of there before it got too hot and got into the higher elevations where it was about 15 - 20 deg cooler. Whew! Glad of that! Went up and over route 14 mountain pass that topped out at 9,995 ft. Almost Bear Tooth, Mt. high but not quite. Nice and cool up there too at 77 degs. Pretty windy (long i) road with a steep grade at 8+ so we unhooked the car and drove it separately. Made it allot easier on the MH. Found the CG which is little more than gravel...

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May 18, 2008 - Hatch, UT, ATVing and Bryce Canyon

The drive from Hurricane to Hatch on Sunday was great. Only about 120 miles but it took longer than usual as we had some mountain driving with some sharp curves and an 8% grade. The new truck preformed very well. I didn't even leave fingerprints in the door handle this time. I must be getting used to driving in mountains. We got checked into the Riverside Resort and RV Park and met up with Walt, one of our SKP friends. In fact, Walt and his wife Kellie are our VCR parents as each new VCR is adopted into the ranks. Later that day, Bruce and...

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Summer 2008

Oct 22, 2007 - Red Canyon, UT

Yesterday morning we woke up to snow and 20 degrees! The cold really prohibits what your able to do outside, so we just hung out inside! Today was a much nicer and warmer day so we took the dogs hiking in the Red Canyon National Forest. It's a smaller version of Bryce Canyon and a few million years behind in erosion! They really had a blast running up and down the trails. We took part of the Cassidy Trail which was used by Butch Cassidy during his outlaw days. Layla blended in with the color of the dirt and sometimes it was even hard to...

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Oct 18, 2007 - Heading to Bryce Canyon, UT

After spending a week in Zion, we decided it was time to head northeast to a town called Hatch, UT right outside Bryce Canyon National Park. We really enjoyed Zion and hated to leave but we still have one more stop along the Grand Staircase of America! We've traveled up the Grand Staircase from the bottom up: North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, and now Bryce Canyon. It's been really educationing to see the different layers of each park continue on to the next location. We only drove about 80 miles NE but Bryce Canyon was just a little too...

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Aug 1, 2007 - Bryce Canyon (Hatch), UT

We arrive at the campground in Hatch UT about lunch today. Only traveled about 125 miles. Bryce Canyon is only about 25 miles from here so away we went. On the way we went through Red Canyon which is very pretty, too. The soil (rocks) are very red and is in Dixie National Forest. Does Utah know anything about "Dixie" is my question! Then on to Bryce Canyon. It is beautiful and breathtaking! Freddy said he rated this right up there with the Grand Canyon. It is not as vast but the views just as great and are closer to the eye. We also saw...

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Jun 21, 2007 - BRYCE CANYON NAT'L PARK, Hatch, UT.

From Jacob Lake we traveled north on scenic UT highway 89. Reluctantly, we passed the turn-off for Zion as we were there a few years ago and heard recently from others that it is very crowded and hot and getting around restricted to shuttle buses. Have I mentioned that we are definitely not in our standard operating mode which is to travel slightly off-season to avoid crowds and extreme weather! Hatch, UT. is our base and the Riverside RV Park well located, only about 30 miles to Bryce Canyon. The park was not only managed by an Escapee's...

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