Grand Canyon 2016

Grand Canyon Trip – Day 1

Reporting on a recent trip that Janet and I took to the Grand Canyon… We flew out to Las Vegas on Saturday and, in the standard fashion, got a car and made a stop for food and other non-packed supplies, and headed toward the Grand Canyon South Rim.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 2 – Zion National Park

As mentioned previously, we decided to get up and head out in the early AM and try our luck getting passes for The Wave at the visitor center in Kanab, UT.  We made two mistakes in this adventure. We arrived at about 8:50, just before the 9:00 lottery, except that … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 3 – Zion National Park

First order of business for day three was moving to the Zion campground, because 1) I don’t like spending money and 2) when we pack a tent across the country, I get very disappointed when it doesn’t get used.  The campground was full, but we got there early enough that … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 4 – Zion National Park

Clearly, a smart person would have categorized this entire trip as being to Zion with some side hikes.  But, I’m being stubborn and calling it the Grand Canyon trip because that’s what we intended it to be. We had read some of the information on Capitol Reef National Park and … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 5 – Capitol Reef NP

Having completed most everything we could do in Zion short of the hikes that require permits, such as the Narrows and Subway.  Our next destination was Capitol Reef.  It was relatively close, something new, and sounded like there might be some interesting hikes there.  It’s not as well known as … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 6a – Capitol Reef NP

We woke up on on day two of the Capitol Reef visit to snow on the tent.  This did little to encourage expediency in getting on with doing things.  We violated the safety and wildlife rules of camping and proceeded to pull out the stove and make oatmeal in the … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Trip – Day 6b – Bryce Canyon

We had been to Bryce Canyon once before and were nearby so it seemed like a fine idea to stop in again.  I think we were there for maybe an hour all together (partially affected by wasting time taking pictures of a hawk on a post earlier).  It seemed that … Continue reading

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