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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2014, 03:52:16 PM »
I need a drink in Site 30.
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #121 on: May 03, 2014, 08:21:56 PM »
Happy hour would not be complete without a lounge lizard.

Beautiful weather and happy campers.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #122 on: May 03, 2014, 09:08:00 PM »
Tomorrow we'll be hiking the Emerald Pools trail which is quite nice with Lower, Middle, and Upper Emerald Pools.  We'll meet in the Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m.  We'd like to go later but the parking lot was filled this morning and some of us parked outside the park entrance.  Bring water, a lunch, and wear sturdy shoes.  The first part of the trail is pretty easy but the upper part is more rocky, hence the need for good footwear.

By the way, you cannot buy bottled water in Zion N.P.  You can buy water holders and then fill them at various water stations.  This is in keeping with their policy to encourage less plastic usage.

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Betty Brewer

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2014, 09:13:02 PM »
Thank you Kim for your 5/3/2014 Happy Hour  photo report.  If you don't hear lots of information from those of us attending this Hop Rally, know that the cell phone service and any internet service is  very limited. 
Today many of us  rode the Zion shuttle car to end of the park and some hiked at end.  Margaret commented happily that  Jan fixed their lunch today  as a favor for the carpool.  Tomorrow the group will go in a couple of directions.  Newbies to  Zion will hike the Emerald Pools while  others  will do a  Jeep trip up a Canyon I  forget the name of. ( I hope we are not leading!) We will pack a lunch,  bring chairs and leave at 11 am  You got that right ... what a civilized time to go on a trip!

Some of us ate at a lovely Thai restaurant for lunch Thai Sapa.  Yum! We have not yet seen Christi as she is sick and  we've not seen much of TerryBrewer either as the crud of a cold has overtaken his system.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2014, 12:36:55 AM »
A couple of pics....

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #125 on: May 04, 2014, 08:55:48 AM »
@Ernie and Tara -- Testifying to the micro-rally -- we were there!  What a pleasant surprise when Tara came a knocking!  Nice visit....

@Zion Hop Skip -- In the Page Lake Powell campground waiting for someone else to be the first to break the Sunday morning peace so we can get going. 

See you all later today!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2014, 09:13:08 AM »
Maryann & Don

A group of us will be hiking "The Narrows" early tomorrow morning as the river is manageable this year.  Think about if you might be interested, as we are going to the outfitters this afternoon between 4 and 6 to pick up the gear for the hike.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #127 on: May 04, 2014, 09:18:16 AM »
Margaret and I will be taking on the Narrows ourselves. Couple of pics from yesterday.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2014, 11:04:43 AM »
Henry and Margaret took us in the hail damaged jeep to Zion. It was great fun. Thank you Texans.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2014, 03:00:00 PM »
We had a great time hiking to the Emerald Pools with The group this morning. They called it an easy hike, but we are not so sure that is a correct classification.  Now ready for happy hour!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #130 on: May 04, 2014, 03:26:56 PM »
A few pics from the Emerald Pool Trails.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #131 on: May 04, 2014, 04:23:37 PM »
Kolab Terrace Pics...

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #132 on: May 04, 2014, 04:34:56 PM »
So many things to do, so little time.  After the car tour through the  forest today, we have to figure out how to have Happy hour, get to the outfitters in Zion to rent our gear for the river walk tomorrow, get coffee at the market, confirm dinner reservations and get back in time to see the  movie Captain Phillips at the   Social Hall here at the park. Oh yeah and have dinner.  Life is rich and full!  What fun we had today and Jan redefines the statement that S**T happens.  You had to be there!

We see Don and  Mary Ann's rig but they are missing  with their  car.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #133 on: May 04, 2014, 10:10:04 PM »
You are right Betty. I step in to pig sh.t. But that should not give Sheila and Olga right to blame my shoes to smell in car. I can tell the difference when I smell ladies fart and when I smell pig sh.t.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2014, 08:41:00 AM »
You know you're partying when your stepping in pig doo...  :)
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #135 on: May 05, 2014, 08:47:53 AM »
Thanks for taking such great pictures Henry and Christi.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #136 on: May 05, 2014, 03:46:48 PM »
Dinner tonight is at ?????
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #137 on: May 05, 2014, 04:07:03 PM »
A bunch of people are helping Terry celebrate his birthday today in the Zion River Narrows.  They rented neoprene pants, shoes, and walking sticks.  Hopefully none are getting too wet!

The group isn't back yet, so I'll answer about dinner.  I think the time is 7:00 p.m. at the Switchback steakhouse and grill in Springdale.  It's on the right side of the road at the end of town nearest the Zion River Resort.  I'm sure Betty will provide more details at happy hour!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #138 on: May 05, 2014, 04:49:51 PM »
Ardra,

Dinner is at 5:30. We are leaving here about 5:00.
Switchback on the right going into town from here.


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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #139 on: May 05, 2014, 05:24:13 PM »
Walking the Canyon to The Narrows with the wild bunch
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #140 on: May 05, 2014, 05:27:35 PM »
Here are a few more Pics of the walk to the Narrows.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2014, 11:40:39 PM »
Ken, thanks for the correction.

Henry, it looks like you all had a great time hiking the Narrows!  Glad you took so many nice photos to share.  What a great way for Terry to celebrate his birthday!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2014, 11:51:31 PM »
I've heard Tom Seilerbird on this RVForum  announce several times how much he enjoyed this  hike  along the Narrows.  Today it  became my favorite all time hike.  I was glad I was prepared with  boots, waterproof pants and a long walking stick for balance.  Gorgeous scenery, wonderful company and a day that  made memories that will last for a lifetime.
 
What a thrill to hike  in a "raging" river.  They said the flow was low but  I got a good workout trying to  keep balance and watching for slick rocks on the bottom.  Weather was perfect, scenery spectacular and thanks to  Henry for the photos.  I  took some too but I am way too tired this evening to process them.

This was an item on Terry's bucket list and CHECK it was a hit.  He inspired many of us  to do the hike today.  Thanks honey!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2014, 02:30:19 PM »
Some pics of Zion Narrows....

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2014, 03:33:10 PM »
yeah well  I still don't understand why Henry and  I were voted  " best dressed" of the day.  I was cold and the layered look is IN.  His trash bag jacket was  functional and served as a  carrier for sandy dirty boots,  socks and pants at days end. 
We were stylin!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2014, 08:39:35 PM »
Betty, We were the best dressed. Everyone else just looked "ordinary".
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #146 on: May 06, 2014, 08:55:19 PM »
   Our group of Zion Canyon Bike riders took to the Canyon today on an 8 mile ride. 
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #147 on: May 07, 2014, 02:23:33 AM »
While everyone biked or rested Dave, Nancy, and I enjoyed a round of golf at Sky Mountain Golf Club here in Hurricane. The course is beautifully laid out with a red sandstone background.

We were continuing a tradition established four years ago with Randy Sherow, Ron and Shirley Maribito, and I
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #148 on: May 07, 2014, 08:28:44 AM »
We had a great time despite the wind. Glad you joined us Jeff.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #149 on: May 07, 2014, 03:36:36 PM »
Good drive over from Zion. Bryce is a cool 42 and overcast, tonight 26. No water hose for a few days!


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