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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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Apr 18, 2017 - 3rd day moab /Zion canyon campground

Hey everybody Our last day in moab started with a morning walk with Sandy on a trail near campground Where we came across the two deer in picture was totally cool and unexpected. From there we took a 30 mile Colorado river Scenic drive both ways..it was mostly calm And had some boat traffic but pretty seeing the canyon walls come straight to the river. The next day Monday we packed up for the 400 mile trek to Zion National Park in Springdale,Utah. Enroute i noticed one of front tires was wearing unevenly and at a gas stop in Beaver,Utah...

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Apr 14, 2017 - Zion

Great weather here. We have been blessed with good weather all along. Our boondocking site is on BLM land 7 miles from the entrance to Zion. We toured the canyon one day by truck. Then the second day we took the free tram that runs threw the canyon making stops along the way. You can get off at any stop and photograph all you want then gat on the next tram, they come about every 10-15 minutes apart. They have a lot of trails to hike in the park. We also got to see some people rock climbing. Look closely at photo 8 at the bottom left and...

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Nov 7, 2016 - Zion National Park

A quick stop at the Verizon store to fix whatever was ailing my gadgets, then off to Zion today. In Zion you have to take a shuttle bus into the park. We did that, and got off at the end and did a Riverwalk trail. This lead us to the beginning of the Narrows. If we had the right gear like water shoes, wet suits or something similar we would have walked in a ways. As it was we were not prepared and the water was ice cold. Now we know what we need and can come back. We will add it to the list.

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Sep 30, 2016 - Zion National Park - A hidden wonderland

We left Ruby’s Wednesday and headed to Zion National Park, not quite sure what to expect. The trip started off badly as we made a rookie RV mistake (and we aren’t rookies anymore). I didn’t reconfirm that the shower door (tempered glass) was locked and a mile out of Ruby’s it flew open, ripped off the hinges and shattered into a bazillion pieces. We stopped near Zion and bought a shower curtain to get us by till we get home, coming out of the parking lot, Steve hit a bad dip, rocked the RV so hard that my dishes flew out of the cabinet,...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Zion NP

Sep 22, 2016: We are spending the night in Page, AZ, just across the border from Utah. We left Boulder City and Hoover Dam 2 mornings ago just about time to hit the work traffic going around Vegas. At that time I was praying for some PA country roads but we made it through without problems. We stopped about an hour north of Vegas at a State Park called Valley of the Fire. In my opinion it should be a National Park as it was something to behold. I only wish we had sunshine on the rock to make it sparkle. When we arrived in Zion's Watchman...

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