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Old 10-06-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Utah Trip Blog Completed

Here's my photo blog from our recent trip to Utah:

Page one is a little boring, so I recommend that you start on page 2:

Utah Car/Bike Trip, Page 2
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Thanks for doing that blog, I really enjoyed it.

Sorry you missed Utah Hiway 12 from B. Canyon to Capital Reef,it was even better then we hoped for. Maybe you can catch it on your next trip to Utah,we've done a dozen or so trips there since "99 and just saw Hiway 12 for the first time.

I can also put in a plug for Great Basin NP, over in Nevada...well worth seeing, but don't go in the caverns if you don't like tight spaces...they are worth seeing if you don't mind being underground in tight enclosed areas!
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Al,
I share your distaste about generators. We try to avoid the problem by using campgrounds with electricity hookups. Are they not common on the west coast?
Also there are sometimes walk-in tent only sites - meaning you need to walk some distance with your gear from the car to the camping spot.

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who is going tent camping this weekend in SC mountains.
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Nice but what were you eating in the car - "brownies?"
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I share your distaste about generators. We try to avoid the problem by using campgrounds with electricity hookups.
Yes, I've learned that trick. It narrows down the choices, though.
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Fun to read the blog, but I have to admit to feeling a little queasy just looking at the photos of the sheer cliffs of the canyon hike.

Jenny is just adorable and quite the good sport!
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Thanks Al. Great blog.

And here we are, naively considering car camping next summer after spending way too much on hotels (even though we use every budget site on the internet to get the best rates). We'll still give it a try, but will be more realistic after reading your blog.

We were at Zion in mid-September. We didn't do Angel's Landing because DW doesn't do well with heights. But we did do Hidden Canyon. Here's a pic from the trail. Loved Zion!
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Really enjoyed reading your travel blog and seeing all of the pictures. I had my husband come look at it also. We flew in to Las Vegas in June and then went to Zion and Bryce and then to Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam before driving to San Diego. We did not do Angel's Landing. We did not have the time, but I have a slight problem with heights, and after seeing your pictures, don't think I could have done it. We did the hike down into Bryce and came back up using the switchbacks.

I hate to think that is your last camping trip. I have admired how you have camped and cooked out while camping. It is a shame that they don't have separate sites for tent camping and RV at the campgrounds.

Thanks for posting about your trips. Your daughter is a beautiful young lady.
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Thanks for the post Al. I really enjoyed the blog and especially the photos. Felt like I was along on the trip. Keep em coming.
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Al, I appreciate you risking your life in all of those places... so that I don't have to.

I'm sorry that camping is out. It won't be the same seeing a bunch of hot tub and restaurant photos. Unless, of course, you can get away with a Pepsi stove in the hotel's bathroom?
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