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Video TR: Zion National Park
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:07:29 AM »
DW, the dogs and I headed south the Saturday before Thanksgiving to boondock outside of Zion National Park.

Arriving in Virgin, Utah right at dark, we first scouted Guacamole Mesa via Dalton Wash Road, but finding the last half mile to be steep and rough but nevertheless negotiable, but without cell service, we opted to check out North Creek area but that was pretty much full. In the end, we headed out onto Sheep Bridge Road in total darkness and nevertheless scored a stellar spot. Scouting around the region in the daytime, I would've preferred the place we found at Gooseberry Mesa, but I'll save that for another trip.

Although the scenery was spectacular, to be honest Zion National Park left me wanting. It was simply too crowded to enjoy, even in late November. Available parking was non-existent, and it was tough to even squeeze my pickup down Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. A series of unfortunate situations nixed my hiking plans, too. In the end I decided to push on to Lake Powell to celebrate Thanksgiving on the beach there, instead of fight what would assuredly be thicker crowds once the long holiday weekend arrived.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CeDJtVs0s

First attachment: Our site on Sheep Bridge Road
Second attachment: The site on Gooseberry Mesa
Marc Guido
Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Re: Video TR: Zion National Park
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 11:52:55 AM »
It's certainly sad that the park is so busy but everyone should see if bit they can. I believe there are other hikes away from the busy area, e.g. Wildcat Canyon.

Your video looks fab.
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Grand Adventure

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Re: Video TR: Zion National Park
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 12:13:43 PM »
It's certainly sad that the park is so busy but everyone should see if bit they can. I believe there are other hikes away from the busy area, e.g. Wildcat Canyon.

Indeed. It's a real Catch-22.

Your video looks fab.

Thank you!
Marc Guido
Cottonwood Heights, UT
http://YouTube.com/GrandAdventure
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

 

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