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Jun 9, 2012 - Panguitch Parade & Tractor Pull

Saturday was a big festival day in the town of Panguitch and we were there to share in it and to do some laundry. First there was the tractor and old car parade and then the tractor pull. We had a good time hanging out with the locals and enjoying a small town festival and parade.

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Jun 7, 2012 - Cedar Breaks National Monument

We went up high today...10,500 elevation at Cedar Breaks National Monument. It was a lovely drive up to Lake Panguitch, which was half way to C.B.N.M. We had no idea it was such a big lake. There is a nice campground on the lake, actually two, North & South. As we continued on up the terrain and trees changed to firs and aspens. What a beautiful drive all the time moving higher in elevation until we reached Cedar Breaks National Monument. We had been told that it was a mini Bryce without the people and indeed that was right except that...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Off Roading near Red Canyon

Today was an off roading exploration day behind Red Canyon. The roads were newly graded and VERY dusty. Nice roads. Our highest point took us to an elevation of 8536 where we enjoyed lunch. Fun to be off road again! Didn't encounter any one today. We did however get off on a road that dead ended, but that was okay. The view was nice on the return back to the main dirt road which took us back to Hwy 12. It was a good day.

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Jun 4, 2012 - Bryce Canyon Area in Utah

We left Page, AZ yesterday a day early because of the excessive heat and headed down the road towards Bryce Canyon, Utah. It was a beautiful drive and the temperature upon arriving at the Red Canyon Visitor Center was a lovely 82. Had the best night sleep in a long time due to the wonderful night temp of mid 40's. This is just the kind of weather we were looking for. We explored the quaint little town of Panguitch today. They are having a Quilt Festival this weekend that we plan on checking out along with all the other festivities. Also...

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Sep 19, 2011 - Bryce Canyon - Zion NP

On our visit to Bryce Canyon, there were some threatening clouds at the higher elevations, but we managed to escape any showers. We stopped at all the viewpoints along the park road and each one was just a little different, but all beautiful and amazing to look at. It is difficult to comprehend all that took place over time to create these "hoodoos". We probably went picture crazy trying to capture the views, but it was really spectacular. So glad we had the opportunity to visit Bryce. Our next stop was to Zion NP. What a surprise we...

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Jun 11, 2010 - Panguitch, Utah

We headed back to the north to the small town of Panguitch (indian word meaning "Big Fish". They are having a festival this weekend call the "Quilt Walk". In 1864 the winter was severe. Seven men traveled 40 miles for flour. They had to abandon their wagons and laid quilts on top of the deep snow, relaying them until they reached town. There were quilts on display all through town. The weather has turned cool again. The highs will be in the 70's with rain in the forcast for the next couple of days. Hoping for clearer weather tomorrow we...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Bryce Canyon gets 10+++

Our day in Bryce Canyon was fabulous! We thought it would be something like the Arches Park, but this was altogether different and beautiful in it's own way. We drove through the park...all the way to the end of the road...and stopped at most all of the pull off areas where we could take pictures, hike to the vantage points, and marvel at the shapes and colors of the stone formations. We met some fantastic people along the way too. One group of Middle school kids from Arizona were traveling for 21 days with their teachers; we encountered...

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Jun 2, 2010 - Arches is Spectacular!!

We are now in Panguitch, UT after driving south from Moab, UT this morning. We will explore Bryce Canyon tomorrow, but before I tell you about that I have to fill you in on our time in Arches National Park. They say the National Parks are our Nation’s best gift, and I heartily agree. Arches is just jaw dropping beautiful. I looked at the red stone cliffs, the pillers, the arches and canyons and could only think that God had a great time creating those statues. We drove all around the park, stopping at vantage points where we could take...

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May 20, 2010 - Sandstone Chimneys & Sand Pipes

From Red Canyon RV Park – Panguitch, UT Our final destination to explore in this area before moving on Saturday was Kodachrome Basin State Park east via Scenic Byway 12 about 40 miles from our home base. The attractions to this park are the sandstone chimneys and unique petrified springs called “sand pipes” that jut up from the valley floor or protrude from the sandstone. They can range anywhere from 6 to 170 feet in height. Like other sandstone monoliths in the area, these chimneys change in color with the day’s light. The park also has...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

May 17, 2010 - Rudy 3 - Linda 1/2

From Red Canyon RV Park – Panguitch, UT We drove back out to Red Canyon today and began today’s adventure by driving the length of the Dixie National Forest on Scenic Byway 12 from east to west stopping at all “Scenic Turn-Outs” and read all information boards placed at each marked area. Once we exited the Dixie National Forest, we turned around and drove back through the canyon and forest west to east stopping at turn-outs and reading information on this side of the road. Usually I don’t like to keep score especially when I am at the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

May 16, 2010 - A Hidden Little "Gem" Between Zion & Bryce National Parks

From Red Canyon RV Park – Panguitch, UT Today, we made our first trip to Red Canyon which is just about 3 miles east on Scenic Byway State Route 12 from the park. As part of Dixie National Forest, Red Canyon with its spectacular rock formations is nestled among beautiful Spruce, Ponderosa pines, Douglas firs and Aspens in the high altitude forest of the Paunsagunt and Markagunt Plateaus. Carved by wind and water over millions of years these colorful Claron (limestone) Formations in various shades of “red “give name to the canyons. The awe...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

May 15, 2010 - Moving Day

From Red Canyon RV Park – Panguitch, UT Made the short less than 3-hour drive over from Hurricane to our new home in Panguitch. We elected to take a longer route and dip down into Arizona then back into Utah to avoid the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel Road where we would have had to pay for an escort through the tunnel and have slow going driving the many switchbacks and curves on the highway through the National Park. In spite of the longer route, we still arrived before noon. The park is located about 7 miles out of the town of Panguitch on the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

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