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Oct 22, 2011 - Mt. Nebo Scenic Drive

After a busy few days, we finally got ourselves "out and about" in the nice warm Utah Fall weather. Mt. Nebo Scenic Loop drive starts in Payson, UT - runs 37 miles south down to Nephi, UT. Our first stop was at Payson Lakes - where we walked around a lake - perhaps a half mile or mile (?) or so. We spent some time just strolling - were passed by a young man and his dog five times as he did his "laps." We drove south along the Scenic Drive stopping at almost every likely "shot"; these 16 are just a few of the 100+ which I took during the...

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Jan 12, 2006 - On the road again.

After a delicious breakfast at Jan's Café in Lima, MT, we fuelled up and hit the road again. Other than 20 miles of glare ice on the down side of the Monida Pass, we had bare, dry roads the entire day. The weather was glorious - clear and sunny. We could tell there had been a lot of snow the day before when we got to the Montana/Idaho state line. There were these strange ridges of snow running parallel to the highway. Right at the state line we saw a caterpillar pushing snow to make the ridges and we realised the purpose of the ridges was...

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Jul 8, 2004 - Zion Canyon N.P.

Day 28 -- Thursday, July 8 Nephi, UT (Horseshoe Bar Ranch, Nephi KOA) Miles driven 260 We spent the day at Zion Canyon National Park, still our favorite canyon. When VJ and I visited Zion Canyon years ago, we drove our van the length of the canyon. Now, all vehicles are excluded. We took a shuttle from our campsite to the park and then took a bus into the park. That meant we'd need to carry everything that we would need for the entire day. So, we decided to pack only the essentially. Unfortunately for this travel log, that meant leaving the...

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2004 USA Road Trip

May 29, 2004 - "Always be prepared"... Dan's survival course in Utah

The plans have been made, and now is the time to face the consequences. I'm off to Utah, USA, for the survival course I signed up for at the begining of the year. Its interesting that while I have lived extensively in the 'wild', camping from the Canadian arctic to the mountains of Peru, I in fact have no real training. Learning how to build a shelter, fire, obtain food, etc. should give me some valuable skills in addition to being a real challenge. I hope that I am up to it. I left Toronto in the morning, I almost forgot that it won't be...

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