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Sep 18, 2016 - Signspotting

We came across these two unusual signs during this leg of our travels. Everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-trail-but-were-afraid-to-ask. We came across this trail marker at the start of a very short walk to an overlook at Cathedral Gorge. Geez, the trail is only half-mile long. I could walk the trail out and back by the time I finish reading the stats on this trail. Can you say “overkill?” Is this water drinkable? Normally, at RV dump stations, if the water is not drinkable the sign will read “non-potable” or sometimes “Do not drink.”...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Desert Ramblings

We are now in Cathedral Gorge State Park in Panaca, Nevada which is about 165 miles north of Las Vegas. It is a lightly populated county and we have stopped here once before about five years ago. The weather has been spectacular with temperatures about 10 degrees below normal. The park has about 22 RV sites and sits in a long, narrow valley surrounded by cathedral-like spires made of bentonite clay. There are three short trails in the park that take you along the eroded formations and then up above the valley to Millers and Eagle Points for...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Zion NP & Further

Driving west on the Zion – Mount Carmel Highway (Hwy 9) we entered Zion National Park from the east. This route is magnificent. I tried to take some pictures but finally gave up, as anything I try to capture on my camera doesn’t begin to do this park justice. Along with the wondrous sights along the drive we had the unusual experience of taking Mongo through a very long and dark tunnel. The Zion – Mt. Carmel Tunnel connects Zion Canyon to the east side of the park. It was built back in the 1920s when they had far fewer large vehicles going...

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