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Jun 6, 2013 - Miller Knoll area

Today we went exploring some off road trails around Panguitch Lake. Our first stop was Miller Knoll up in the lava rock area. Later we drove thru the Birch Spring Knoll and stopped for a picnic under a big old shade tree. After lunch and getting back on the dusty trail, we were passed up by 30 or more dirt bikes. What a dusty mess they made of us. It was nice to get back to camp and enjoy the nice view of the lake that we had and have a cool one.

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Jun 5, 2013 - Brian Head

Today we have a potluck up at Cedar Breaks National Monument. It will be fun to get reacquainted with our co-works and friends before we start our camp hosting job this summer. After our lunch, we made a side trip to Brian Head before heading back to camp at Panguitch Lake. There was still snow around Brian Head and on parts of the 3 mile road up to the top. We were stopped by the snow part way up the road. We'll try getting to the top another day.

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Jun 2, 2013 - Panguitch Lake

On June 1st, we moved up higher to Panguitch Lake for a 9 day stay. We have been stair stepping up in elevation, so that when we arrive at 10,400 we'll be better acclimated. Panguitch Lake is a U.S. Forestry Campground at 8,200 elevation. There is no access to the lake from the campground or trails to hike. The level of the lake is way down due to drought. The lake is well known as a great fishing spot. During our stay they had a free fishing day and you could have walked across the lake on all boats. We drove all the way around the lake...

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May 31, 2013 - Ledge Point Trail

We have been without internet for nearly a month, but we have been having fun and now we are trying to get caught up on our posts. We apologize up front for doing so many all at once, but are excited to share pictures from our adventures in this area. While staying in the Red Canyon Area off of Hwy 12 near Bryce Canyon we did numerous hiking trails. Here is the one we took off of the Cassidy Trail. It was a nice 2 mile hike up through the wash and then up the Rich Trail and on top of the plateau was the Ledge Point Trail. We could look back...

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May 29, 2013 - Pink Ledges Trail

Today we were geared up for a little rain, but woke to blue skies. So, we walked the 1/2 mi to the Red Canyon Visitor Center via part of the 8.3 miles of bike path that runs parallel to Hwy 12. The Pink Ledges Trail is an interpretive trail that starts from the visitor center and is a 1/2 mile easy to moderate trail. What a spectacular walk thru the ponderosa pines, douglas firs and limber pines in this area. Geologists use the term "Hoodoo" to describe the mystical and magical appearance of the rocks that make Red Canyon famous. It is said...

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May 25, 2013 - Stayed over

We went into town this morning had Subway flatbread sandwich for breakfast then the town had a Town Yard Sale on Main Street, it's a small town but we managed to spend a couple dollars, then got the laundry done and back to the RV, Buddy did some stuff outside while I put the laundry away, decided to take a nap (this is a hard life you know), we had grilled hamburgers and some oven fries for dinner, and later on we sat outside by the fire. Weather was 31 again this morning and got up into low 70's, wind was a little strong again today but...

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May 25, 2013 - Tunnel Trail

Just off of Hwy 12, is a trail that you have to cross the big wash to access. It has many switch backs up the side of the red shale rock. We climbed the 235 ft elevation to the top to see the two tunnels below that you drive through on Hwy 12 on your way up to Bryce Canyon. What a view! Lots of benches along the trail to sit and enjoy the views. Visited with a nice couple at the top of the trail, who where visiting from France for 15 days. We would hike this trail again!

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May 24, 2013 - Stayed over

May 24, 2013 stayed over We got up early this morning to a cold 31 degrees outside, we wanted to get an early start so we could get over to Zion National Park early as we were told it gets busy in the afternoon. We stopped for breakfast at a small Diner where the people were very friendly and food was good, they asked where we were from and they said they went to Punta Gorda to help out after Hurricane Charlie. We make it to the park and they have a Mile long tunnel and if you are to wide or to tall you have to pay an extra $15 because they...

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May 23, 2013 - Stay over in Panguitch, Utah

May 23, 2013 stay over It was nice to sleep in a little more than usual, woke up it was 43 outside this morning and never got out of the 60’s today with horrible wind. We went to Bryce Canyon National Park and stopped at all the pull offs taking lots of pictures it was just beautiful and we hiked a 1 mile loop and we saw pronghorn antelope and some deer in the Park. We got back to RV around 3:30 and had not had lunch so decided to cook our steak we didn’t get to cook last night because of the wind and today it isn’t much better but Buddy...

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May 22, 2013 - Travel Day

May 22, 2013 We are another hour behind so 3 hours total behind home time which is why we were awake at 5:30 this morning, I didn’t get out of bed until around 6:15 we had coffee and Buddy made breakfast then packed up and got on our way around 7:50 a.m. heading up Hwy 89 then had to take a Detour on Hwy 160 as further up the road on 89 there is serious road damage, picked up Hwy 98 and then was able to get back on Hwy 89 (about an hour detour) then Hwy 12. We saw some beautiful scenery along the way I hope the pictures do it a little...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Panguitch

Today's travel was only a total of around 70 miles south to the small community of Panguitch, Utah. The reason for our stay here is to visit friends in Cedar City which is about an hour away. We did not want to drive Interstate 15 which runs through Cedar City because of having to cross high mountain ranges. We decided it was just as easy to take the car over the mountains for a visit. -- The drive today was actually very pretty, through valleys green with alfalfa, tiny towns, and lots of rocks. I like rocks. There were shades of purple,...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Buckhorn Trail

This special trail starts right at the campground and ascends about 500 ft to an elevation of about 8,000 ft and is about 1.8 miles long. Lots of switch backs and some spectacular scenery along the way and even better when you get to the end of the trail. Red Canyon is special as you can see from these pictures.

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