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Mon Oct 23, 2017, 05:31 PM

Was in Zion National Park last week.

What a magnificent place. Observation Point is one of the most spectacular vistas anywhere in the world.

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Reply Was in Zion National Park last week. (Original post)
kairos12 Oct 2017 OP
genxlib Oct 2017 #1
Wellstone ruled Oct 2017 #2
Bluepinky Oct 2017 #3
doc03 Oct 2017 #4
argyl Oct 2017 #5
kairos12 Oct 2017 #6
argyl Oct 2017 #7
kairos12 Oct 2017 #8
argyl Oct 2017 #15
Leith Oct 2017 #9
Awsi Dooger Oct 2017 #10
Fed-Up Fed Oct 2017 #11
kairos12 Oct 2017 #12
DFW Oct 2017 #13
kairos12 Oct 2017 #14
True Dough Oct 2017 #16
Awsi Dooger Oct 2017 #17

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 05:41 PM

1. Love it there

Beautiful place. I want to go back when I can spend more time.

It's good to go in the shoulder seasons because you get much better access than the summertime.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 05:41 PM

2. This time of year is the best.

 

Fewer Visitors and fewer Kids to disturb the experience.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 05:57 PM

3. I went with my family a couple of years ago, loved it.

Saw amazing views and wildlife.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 06:00 PM

4. Was there this summer stayed in the Zion Lodge beautiful place. It the evening there

dozens of mule deer grazing in front of the lodge. At night you can see 100 times as many stars than in Ohio.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 06:13 PM

5. Ive recommended Zion to people going to the American Southwest.

If someone has a week to see this gorgeous country Zion is the place to go. Of the two, I prefer it to the Grand Canyon.

Itís also much more hiker friendly. Iíve seen many healthy young people hiking the Canyon, not taking into account that hiking up requires much more effort than going down, literally begging rangers for a ride on their mules, to no avail.

Youíll see this on the South Rim. Itís much easier to get to. Wonít see this on the North Rim. It gets maybe 10% of the visitors the South Rim does and as itís a lot more strenuous than the South Rim people know what thereíre in for.

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Response to argyl (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 06:18 PM

6. We always go to the NR of the Canyon. Have you

checked out Canyon de Chelly in AZ? It is spectacular.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 07:18 PM

7. Ive been to Canyon de Chelly and it is indeed spectacular.

I really love the American Southwest. I think itís a unique area of the World; thatís one reason I think so much of it.

There are parts of Australia, Africa, and Asia that are similar but the canyons, promontories,mesas, wind carved, water carved formations of our American Southwest are just special.

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Response to argyl (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 07:23 PM

8. The spectacular wonders of the SW are one of the things that compensates for

living with all the red state ass hats here in AZ.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 02:54 PM

15. Im in Texas. No spectacular scenery for me.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 07:53 PM

9. I Went There a Few Years Ago

It's gorgeous! I switch out pics I took as my desktop background.

Fun site to see: if you drive in from the south, there is an ostrich farm along the way. I've heard of them, but I had never seen one before.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Oct 23, 2017, 09:54 PM

10. It's really great

 

I last visited in spring 2007 with both of my parents, who have since passed. I cherish the memories and pictures.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:35 AM

11. Love Zion. Been to Bryce Canyon?

Also wonderful.

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Response to Fed-Up Fed (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:21 AM

12. Not yet. Its on my list.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:12 AM

13. Don't miss Bryce!

We did both one year. Spectacular in both instances, and if you drive, do NOT miss the Coral Sand Dunes. It's a Utah State Park in a tiny spot between Zion and Bryce, and not well-marked. They are bright pink sand dunes that go one forever. Never seen anything like them!

https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:48 AM

14. Thanks for the tips.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 09:05 PM

16. Add me to the "Love Zion, but was totally taken by Bryce Canyon" crowd

AMAZING!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 09:24 PM

17. Bryce has always been the family favorite

 

Breathtaking. My mom said if she had known about Bryce at the time she would have wanted to be married there.

I actually made a silly decision to visit Bryce from Las Vegas during a lull in a snowstorm several years ago. I drove back in pitch dark along a small icy road with dropoffs everywhere even as every other car stopped and waited until daybreak. But if I didn't visit Bryce that day I knew I couldn't make it for years.

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