We had an awesome vacation this summer

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Karen and I planned a week in Southern Utah for our vacation. I’ve posted my pics from the trip on Flickr. There’s a link in the sidebar.

We flew to Vegas, rented a car, drove to Zion National Park, camped 2 nights there, highlighted by a 2 day hike down the “The Narrows” on Tuesday and Wednesday. From Zion its a short trip through the Zion Tunnel to Bryce Canyon National Park. We spent 2 days there, one day hitting all the overlooks, second day we hiked the Queen’s Garden/Navajo Loop trail. That afternoon we thoroughly enjoyed spectacular HWY 12 on our way to Capitol Reef National Park. We enjoyed burgers at Slackers in Torrey, marveled at a gorgeous sunset, and camped at the Fruita Campground. Next day we hiked the Grand Wash and drove the scenic drive. We ended our trip spending a night in Escalante (more HWY 12), hitting Petrified Forest and Kodachrome State Parks on our way back to St. George. Spent the night there and flew home Monday evening.

My Flickr pics cover a lot of the trip, with the exception of The Narrows hike. I wasn’t about to take my camera down the river. I would have taken my Iphone if I’d had a place to charge it (got away without a car charger.) We hiked about 30miles during the week, with two of the top rated hikes includes, that being “The Narrows” in Zion and the Queen’s Garden trail in Bryce Canyon.

Every where we went, we were amazed at the spectacular scenery. I’d recommend the trip to anyone who loves the outdoors and seeing the majestic beauty of God’s handiwork. We’re already making plans to go to Moab and tour the South Eastern Utah parks, Canyonlands, Arches and Monument Valley. Would also like to spend more time in the Grand Staircase. Its a pretty fascinating place, and huge. Over 2900 square miles of National Monument!

I hope you’ll enjoy the photos and I hope you get a chance to get outdoors and see the beauty God has created for us to enjoy.

Brad

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