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March 22nd Las Vegas at Las Vegas TT Campground for 14 nights
April 5th St. George, Utah (119m) x13 nights (119m)
April 19th Kanab, UT at Crazy Horse RVP (80m)x7 nights (80m)
April 26th Salina, UT at RPI RVP(163m) x7 nights (163m)
May 2nd Moab, UT at KOA Campground (159m)x4 nights (159m)
May 6th Heber, UT Mountain Valley RVR (2 overnights) x7n 234m
May 16th Bend, OR TT (Overnights and stays TBD) (654m)(x7n)
June 5th Whaler’s Rest in Newport, OR.
June 26th leave Whaler’s Rest
Late Summer Storm in Kolob Canyons
This text is courtesy of the National Park Service
Awesome scenery don’t you think?
Welcome to Kolob Canyons
The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City.
A five-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic viewpoints.
Even this kind of path isn’t that bad, if only it were not always going uphill.
Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, forming majestic peaks and 2,000 foot cliff walls.
The sign says one-half mile but it honestly felt like two miles. Below,
Yea, we have walking sticks also, in the car.
Whether you come to view the panoramic landscape from our scenic drive, hike into one of our majestic canyons, or begin a multi-day adventure into the Zion Wilderness, Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.
The NPS evidently found its nice walkways being drowned out by heavy downpours. To try to eliminate the problem they set up the path in square block allowing a space in between each square block for water to pass through… ingenious!
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
All guests are required to stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to show an Interagency Park Pass or pay the Zion National Park entrance fee.
If Carla looks a little tired right now, you’re right, I think we both are.
Wilderness permits can be obtained here for backpacking campsites
and canyoneering routes in the park.
There is also a bookstore operated by the Zion Natl Park Forever Project.
Did you notice we’re still going uphill!
The views are so awesome it takes you attention off the job at hand,
walking without tripping. This is the reason we opted not to walk the Bright-Angel path to the bottom of the grand canyon. I can think of one or two other reasons as well.
These are the paths I don’t get excited about. A couple of years ago I would not have thought twice about this type of challenge, but not any more. Now I live with a fear of tripping over something or even my own two feet.
Did I mention we’re both getting a little tired of going uphill!!
Yup, still going uphill. On the bright side,
we’ve been told we’re almost there.
Carla finally reaches the top, I follow right after her.
There is another peak and observation point
but we’re just going to take their word on the views from there.
As you can see we’ve begun our final leg of this venture, the walk back.
It’s been an awesome experience, but we’re both anxiously looking fort our car.
The trip down is steep and carries it’s own trepidations, once again, tripping and falling.
Remember these guys? I won’t say any more. In a few minutes the car comes into view.
Ah! The ride home, heavenly!
You’ll have to blow it up on your computer to read the captions in the picture, but in short, it says that everything up on these hills might and someday will fall down to the ground. The left side of the picture is about a 900 ton rock that came down and fell on a truck. Nether the truck nor the driver did well that day.
Up and down this five-mile stretch of road you’ll find
road crews creating observation points and laying down
new pavement for generations to come to enjoy this venue.
Home is only a thirty minute ride but we enjoyed every mile of it.
“Everything we were, we carry with us.
Everything we will be, is calling to us,
from the roads not travelled yet." pjgrenier