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Zion Canyon Overlook Hike

Today we woke up to a little more shower, it didn’t last long but made for an amazing photo capture opportunity. After breakfast Saydie and I plan to head out on another hike. This time we have chosen the Canyon Overlook Trail. Due to COVID-19 some aspects of Zion National Park are still closed, and…

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The Watchman

Our camping pad today, has a great view of the Watchman, which is a 6, 545-foot sandstone mountain located in Zion National Park. We are camping in Zion’s Watchman Campground and the Watchman is located immediately east of Springdale, towering 2,600-feet (790 meters) above the town and the floor of Zion Canyon. Zion’s park headquarters,…

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Temple of Sinawava

The beginning of the canyon is usually delineated as the Temple of Sinawava, a vertical-walled natural amphitheater nearly 3,000 feet (910 m) deep. The canyon actually begins much further upstream, however, and runs southward about 16 miles (26 km) through the Narrows to reach the Temple, where a seasonal tributary of the North Fork plunges over a…

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Zion National Park

Well we have broken camp in Monument Valley and Saydie and I have headed up to Zion National Park, we booked multiple camp sites at the Watchman Campground in Zion. For those reading this who have never heard of or been to Zion National Park, hopefully this post will convince you that you need to…

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Forrest Gump Hill

Morning is upon us in Monument Valley. The sun is starting to rise over the Tribal lands, and I have one final goofy thing to pull off. Just a few miles up US 163 is Forrest Gump Hill, the same spot where in Forrest Gump he is running through Monument Valley and he decides he…

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Monument Valley

Saydie and I decided to go to Monument Valley just for an overnight. Due to Covid-19 the Navajo Nation was essentially closed down. That weekend they essentially had a curfew in place from 8 p.m. on Friday to 8 a.m. on Monday, we arrived at about 12:30 p.m. from Page. We secured a camp pad…

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Cathedral Wash Trailhead

Cathedral Wash Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marble Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. This is not a difficult hike. However, if you’re unaccustomed to hiking in a slot canyon…

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Horseshoe Bend

This evening Saydie and I are headed to Horseshoe Bend. Should be a good way to finish-out our world wind be-line to Arizona. Hard to believe we left yesterday (July 09, at 11:30 a.m.) and made it all the way to the Grand Canyon by 5 a.m. and then on to Page, Arizona. We are…

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Paria Contact Station

Saydie and I have to take a brief trip into Utah to the Paria Contact Station, to pick up our wilderness hiking pass. The Paria Contact Station, located on the periphery of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, is one of the BLM information centers for people visiting monument gems like The Wave, Coyote Buttes, and the…

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