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Grand Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Lake Powell - Zion

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Made advantage of Veterans day weekend as we had Monday off to go explore a bit North. We left Saturday morning around 05H00 and headed for Grand Canyon National Park. The Canyon had perfect conditions, and pretty as always. From there we headed North on the 89 towards Horseshoe bend, which was busy as usual. They have been doing quite a bit of construction, and it seems like they are creating a whole new pathway and railing around the bend.

 

Our plans changed a bit, as we were originally going to disperse camp near Zion for 2 nights. The detour via Horseshoe Bend left us with fading light (arrived in Page around 16H30), so I decided it will be best to camp at Lone Rock campground. The campground is pretty cool, and gives you lots of variety to pitch tent along the "beach". There was a horrible wind which came around 03H00 in the morning, making packing up not too much fun!

 

An early start on Sunday to Zion with a quick stop in Kanab. We knew it was going to be cold, so we stocked up on 5 bundles of wood in Kanab. It's important to note that there isn't wood for sale in the park, nor are you allowed to gather any wood. All the campgrounds in the park were full when I phoned 2 weeks prior, but I had coordinates for a dispersed camping area (37.221119, -113.162578). Whilst passing through, I stopped at South Campground and they had a site available for that night! It is a nice campground, but I can imagine it can get a little crowded. The night was cold with temps dropping down to mid 20's. The nearby Watchman hiking trail was walking distance from the site.

 

All in all it was an enjoyable trip, next time I will like to spend more time in the park, as there are lots of different trails ti hike and explore on.

 

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Grand Canyon

 

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Horseshoe Bend

 

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Lone Rock Campground

 

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Zion

 

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Entering Utah

 

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More of Zion

 

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South Campground

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that beach shot from inside the tent is awesome!

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Wow! Cool pictures! I like the one inside the tent too, and the one with your feet hanging over the side overlooking horseshoe bend.

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Great pictures. These areas are definitely on our list of places to check out.

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