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Apr 10, 2019 - Zion Natl Park South Gate 12/12/2012

This was the first time that we visited the park in 2012, Most of the journey through this side of Zion, was fairly flat, with some curves, and water running alongside the road in some places being winter, we knew the run off wouldn't be a problem. We also knew that we had to put the East Gate to Zion on our bucket list to return. We did see some wild horses, and deer too. The beauty in America can't be fully appreciated in picture, but has to be appreciated in person, in my opinion.

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Apr 9, 2019 - Zion Ntl Park from East Gate

We have been to Zion in the past entering from the south, and going to the end. This time I wanted to go through the arches on the road to the east entrance, and I wanted to go through the two tunnels, but wasn't expecting that the long tunnel was about 2 miles long, and extreme dark with no interior lights. There were about 4 or five openings along the way for fresh air.. Another thing about this tunnel is that it curved inside the mountain, and definitely not even 11 ft. in height in places.

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Apr 8, 2019 - Mossy Cave

This was on our bucket list from the first time we visited the park, back in "06. There were almost no area to park our car, and no bathroom either. Great improvement. We only made it to the first bridge, this time we went all the way to the waterfall, and then to the up hill climb to the cave. Trail was wet, muddy, and slippery. The ice in the cave, we were told, usually stays until late June. It was well worth the extra effort this trip, to full fill another thing on our bucket list. I hope you enjoy our pictures, and leave a reply on...

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Feb 12, 2019 - Zion National Park/ Kanab Utah

Bus Tour Day 3 Zion National Park in Utah. After exploring Zion we traveled to Kanab for lunch. Another unexpected part of the journey was then traveling back into Arizona to Fredonia and driving Hwy 389 back to St George. The Mormons had built many homes along this route, we listened to the history details from our tour director as we passed through. Scenery again was incredible, I hope this was a scenic highway.If it is not,it should be. Did I mention the 1 mile tunnel,where over heights must navigate in the middle. they close the traffic...

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Apr 5, 2018 - Zion National Park

It has been 3-4 days since our last post. Time to bring y’all up to date. Our last day in Kanab we were not what we wanted to do. We were still recovering from the day before’s ATV & hiking adventure. We decided on a leisurely drive over to Zion national park. Probably the best decision we have or will make on this trip! I know I have raved about all the places & scenery we seen up to this point but Zion moves to the top and will stay there. It’s a wonderful place to see and hike! The scenery is absolutely incredibly beautiful. You can...

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Nov 10, 2017 - artistic inspiration

We've spent the last two days moseying around the main part of Zion National Park. Like Yosemite, this park suffers from too much love and the main valley can only be accessed by shuttle bus even this late in the season. Many of the voices we hear are not speaking English. Zion is a world class destination. Autumn has barely begin here at the lower elevations. The golden leaves and the golden sage blooming cast a warm glow over many scenes. The Virgin River flows through the main valley, so a wide variety of plants can be found here; even...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Change and Transition

Yesterday we completed (mostly) leg three of our amazing journey. Leg one = our trip to Kentucky to view the eclipse with Michael and his family, then on to Independence MO to join the Oregon Trail. Leg two = the Oregon Trail. Leg three = the great National Parks in the Southwest, beginning with Rocky Mountain NP. Yesterday we visited Zion National Park. It is made up of three sections. We visited the Kolob Canyons section on Wednesday. It is in the NW section and contains many dramatic canyons. The most famous section is the Canyon in the...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Zion National Park

So we have done another 2 hours drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, where we are camping for 4 nights. Tuesday, we set up camp and did a couple of walks, one along the river called the 'Pa'rus Trail' and the other was the 'Emerald Pool Trail'. It was really, really hot. Wednesday, the big one. We set off from camp in the morning to tackle 'Angels Landing' a very challenging hike, scrambling up sheer cliffs, you can't imagine how proud I was to make it to the top, only to realise we had forgotten the camera! So I am afraid this is...

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Aug 6, 2017 - Zion, Utah

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 – MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017 Sunday started with 9 AM Mass at St. George Church in St. George, UT. They have 4 Masses each weekend, one in Spanish. A new pries was starting to serve the parish. Fr. Dass is from India. He is a very dynamic speaker but hard to understand when he is making a point and raises his voice. After Mass Tom asked someone in the parking lot to suggest a place for breakfast. The Black Bear Café was recommended. It is a very popular restaurant. The servings were large & delicious. There was a constant line...

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Jul 14, 2017 - Cicchis' Journal Chapter 5

Today is Friday, 14th of July which is one week before our arrival at Zion Canyon Bed And Breakfast. I called to reconfirm our reservation and I was told that he was away from the computer but if I have a confirmation number, then our reservation will be just fine. I told him all right, we will be there next Friday. I remember when reconfirming reservations was quite important but that may not be the case anymore. Well, I like to do it anyway. This year, we are going to unplug the refrigerator while we are traveling so I have been eating a...

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Jun 22, 2017 - Note to self......

Note to self and anyone else reading this, GET TO ZION EARLY!!! or wait until afternoon. We left for Zion National Park this morning about 9. It was about a 30 min drive, but by the time we arrived at the Visitor's Center, the line for the shuttle bus was 45 minutes long. But by noon, the line was way down. So either way..... The ride in was nice. The rocks in Zion are totally different from the Grand Canyon. Zion is in a canyon, so the ride is down not up. There are a lot of switch backs and narrow roads with rocks on one side and sheer...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Bryce canyon/last day Zion

Hey ya'll First i forgot to mention our bighorn sheep sighting on our first day here It was at the overlook i posted the pic tho Since then its no big deal because we've saw a bunch of them a family even crossed the road in front of us. The hour and a half to Bryce canyon national park was well worth it such beautiful bright orange colors of the Hoodoos. i hope the pictures do it justice. At the summit 9100ft there was still quite a bit of snow.so as floridians do we looked like fools playing in it. Our last day today @ Zion we took sandy...

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