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North America » United States » Utah » Hurricane October 17th 2017

blog 10-17-17 Zion National Park Ginnie got up at 7 am to turn the propane heater on to keep from freezing to death. It was pitch black outside so she went back to bed in the hopes of warming up. It was after 8 when we all got up, late for us but the time changed so we weren't used to it. It was getting light outside so we did get up and started to move around. It was about 10:30 before we got into the car to drive to Zion. I had read that the Visitor Parking Lot filled by mid morning and the only other place to park was in Springdale where you could catch a free shuttle to the park. So it wouldn't be terrible but definitely time consuming. There was a construction ... read more
mule deer near the visitor center
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North America » United States » Utah » Hurricane October 16th 2017

blog 10-15-16 Boulder City, NV to Hurricane, UT Today was another beautiful day in Boulder City with the sun rising and lighting our mountain to a brilliant red. The road was calling and with the chores done we took the dogs on one last walk around the campground. Our nieghbor moved his truck so we could easily pull out of our space, he was actually on our site, making the swing easy especially since we had already hooked up the car. It was only 9:15, boy are we getting good. The challenge was to get around Las Vegas without going into the city or being confused on the roads. It turned out to be a piece of cake and we even found a Pilot/Flying J gas station where Ginnie gets a 5 cent a gallon discount, ... read more
construction not far from our campground. Do we go straight up?
good bye Vegas
out in the desert, Joshua trees

North America » United States » Utah » Hurricane September 1st 2017

Fahrt in einen anderen Bundesstaat, nach Utha. Ziel: Zion Canyon. Im Hotel gab es kein Frühstück, aber ich war guten Mutes, denn im nächsten Ort stand etwas von Bakery. Als ich dies dann endlich gefunden hatte, war Bäckerei nur der Name des Hotels. Und das Hotel war sowieso geschlossen. Nur keine Aufregung. Es kommen ja noch mehr Orte laut Karte. Der nächste Ort bestand aus mehreren Hütten entlang des Bahngleises, etwa 10 Stück, wenn man die Zusammengefallenen mitzählt. Der nächste Ort hatte mehr Häuser, manche waren auch bewohnt, es gab aber nur ein Geschäft, einen Reifenhandel. Man darf zudem nicht vergessen, dass zwischen den Orten kilometerlang Landschaft war. Irgendwann gab ich fast die Hoffnung auf, aber da kam ein Supermarkt, der auch Delikatessen anpries. Mir war nach einem Cappucino und irgendwelchen stärkenden Backwaren. Aber: warme Getränke ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Hurricane May 15th 2011

With fuel prices heading skyward, we cancelled our Alaska plans and decided to head to Wyoming and Montana instead. On the way north, we stopped for a while in Laughlin and Mesquite, NV, and Hurricane, UT. Laughlin is nothing but a casino town on the Colorado River. Mesquite, another casino town, is also becoming a retirement haven, although development has slowed somewhat due to the economy. Hurricane, UT is near St. George in southwest Utah, close to the Arizona and Nevada borders. It was first settled by the Mormons from Salt Lake City as “Dixie” or a cotton- and crop-growing region and a summer haven for Brigham Young back in the day. A real pioneer spirit is evident in the area, and there is a Mormon church on every corner, it seems. Diane did quite a ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Hurricane October 29th 2010

Geo: 37.1753, -113.289So for my birthday this year I got an unbelievably gorgeous day in Zion National Park and LOTS of sunshine. I am a happy camper. Zion park has made what what has to be one of the smartest decisions ever and perhaps one of the dumbest. A shuttle bus similar to one in the Grand Canyon takes camera-touting tourists to the most visited places in the park, dropping off and picking up every 10 minutes or less. It's an ecological no-brainer and when will Yellowstone get smart I ask you? On the bus I struck up a conversation with the guy holding the biggest lens. Turns out, he was a professional photographer from St. George, hitting the park almost daily waiting for the leaves to show a little more color. He was kind enough ... read more
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