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Kane County

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  • Day37

    Day 37 - A Blot on the Landscape

    May 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Still raining when we woke up. Popped into reception for our continental breakfast of coffee & cake!

    At 10am, we drove into the car park of Little Hollywood Movie Set Museum 🎥 in Kanab. It was free entry, but we put a couple of dollars in the donations box. Kanab was the location for numerous western movies & TV programmes. We started off watching 2 short videos that explained the history of movie making in the area & what was at the museum.

    The Museum had movie sets from The Outlaw Josey Wales & The Lone Ranger filmed locally. We had an enjoyable 45 minutes wandering around the the movie sets with Jackie happily (under duress) posing for lots of silly photos. Before leaving we tried on some genuine cowboy hats🤠, but as always hats don’t suit me, not at over $100 they don’t.

    We stopped outside Parry’s Lodge for a photo. This is where all the movie stars, including Ronald Reagan & Frank Sinatra & the rest of the Rat Pack stayed when they were filming Sergeants 3, the remake of Gunga Din.

    We then left Kanab & took Highway 89 eastbound, turning off to Lone Rock just before entering back into Arizona. As we drove down the road we were warned that Lone Rock was in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area & it was a fee paying area. When we got to the entrance hut we saw the entrance fee was $30. We weren’t paying that, but suddenly it occurred to me that my National Park Pass might just allow us entry.

    It did & I’m so glad it did. Lone Rock which sat in Lake Powell was lovely. We parked up & we walked the 400 metres or so down to the beach. The sun was out but it was pretty windy. People had parked up their RVs & the hardy had set up tents, where they were presumably staying the night.

    After a spot of lunch, cheese roll & crisps, we returned to Highway 89 & crossed into Arizona, where yet again we had to change our clocks. We didn’t know if we were coming or going! We then turned off again into Wahweap Boulevard & down to Lake Powell Resort & Marina. Basically it was the place where the ‘sailors’ set sail from & not a lot else to see.

    We followed Lake Shore Drive along Lake Powell enjoying the vista when suddenly to my horror there were large chimneys belting out smoke in the distance in the middle of nowhere. It was a hideous blot on the landscape. We probably weren’t the first to think this because at the next next Scenic Viewpoint there was a sign explaining why the Navajo Generating Station,that we could see, was where it was.

    We continued until we reached Glen Canyon Dam. There were Dam viewpoints all over the place & from the information available we established it is the 2nd largest concrete Arch Dam in the USA. We took numerous photos, but Jackie didn’t fancy the 45 minute tour, despite only being $5 fee.

    On we went to another scenic point of the Colorado River in Page, Arizona.This was a real little cracker. We parked up & walked down to the cliff edge overlooking the Colorado River & looking back at the Glen Canyon Dam. The views were impressive, but what made this so special was the rock formations that were layer upon layer in waves. Millions of years of geology forming the most incredible patterns.

    Next stop was Horseshoe Bend which required a $10 fee to park. I did enquire if my National Parks Pass counted, but it didn’t. We parked up & with the 100s of others trudged for 15 minutes along the trail over a sand dune to the spectacular Horseshoe Bend. It was an amazing view, despite all the idiots (mainly Chinese) getting in the way. Unfortunately the sun had gone in, but with the rainclouds in the distance made for a dramatic scene.

    Our last planned stop of the day was Waterholes Canyon just up the road, but when we saw payment was required we decided to call it a day. We then stopped at Walmart for provisions for tonight’s tea & ended up also coming out with 2 chairs & 2 towels!

    We then drove to our Red Rock Motel & checked in. Jackie thinks is the best accommodation we have stayed in yet. We have a full kitchen & patio & chairs outside. She might have changed her mind in the morning as we are sharing a normal sized double bed!!

    After a couple of beers we had a microwave lasagne with individually selected salads & coleslaw out on our patio. We both agree this has been the best meal we have yet had on our travels.

    As I type, we plan to have an early night, ready for a big driving day tomorrow .

    FITBIT = Has broken. I need a new strap!

    Song of the Day - Waves by Blancmange.
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  • Day10

    Von Moab nach Bullfrog

    September 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Heute standen 380 km auf unserem Plan. Deshalb sind wir gleich morgens um 8 Uhr gestartet.
    Erst Tanken, Getränke-Nachschub einkaufen und dann ging es in Richtung Bullfrog welches direkt am Lake Powell liegt. 😊

    Ein paar Kilometer nach Moab haben wir dann gleich unseren ersten Stopp beim Hol‘n the Rock eingelegt.
    Das ist ein 500 Quadratmeter großes Haus, das vor fast einem Jahrhundert von einer Familie in Sandstein gehauen wurde.

    Heute war dort vermutlich ein Oldtimer Treffen. So ist eine Kiste nach der anderen auf den Parkplatz gerollt 😍😍😍 der Wahnsinn, Wirklich richtig schöne, gepflegte, alte Autos.

    Nach einer Weile staunen sind wir dann ein Stück auf der 191 und danach auf der richtig tollen Fry Canyon 95, einer weiteren Scenic Road bis Bullfrog gefahren ☺️
    Unterwegs mussten wir natürlich wieder einige Foto-Stopps einlegen 😅

    In Bullfrog angekommen sind wir direkt zu unserem Hotel gefahren. Die einzige Unterkunft die es hier weit und breit außer einigen Campingplätzen gibt.
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  • Day36

    Day 36 - What a Washout!

    May 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Woke up to a very wet and cold Memorial Day as the weather forecast had predicted. It was our intention today to again try and properly visit Zion National Park, hoping that the crowds had disappeared due to the inclement weather.

    After checking out of the motel we drove down to Bear Paw Cafe which was allegedly renowned for its waffles and for which we had a 10% discount voucher. Unfortunately there was a massive queue outside so we didn’t bother to stop.

    Instead we drove on to the Mormon Temple in St George, where Jackie declared she wasn’t going into the visitor centre. I went in alone, whilst Jackie wandered around the grounds. After a quick couple of photos we were done and on our way to Zion National Park.

    We turned off to Hurricane and we noticed that the roads were visibly more busy than yesterday. We pulled over & contemplated our options.

    1. We could drive back to Zion and see what the crowds were like and if it was too busy just drive through like we did yesterday.

    2. We could take the ring road to the South of Zion straight to Kanab.

    We didn’t fancy getting wet, squashed into a shuttle bus & possibly not seeing much of Zion anyway due to the low lying snow clouds. So we agreed on option 2. Well Jackie told me that was the option we were taking.

    We took Highway 59 eastbound & soon we were in Arizona on Highway 389 & putting our clocks back an hour. We drove through driving rain & made our 1st stop at Apple Dumpling UFO Docking & Teleportation Center. Basically it is some UFO paraphernalia in a field! We took a photo & continued.

    Next stop was Pipe Springs National Monument. Apparently, American Indians, Mormon Pioneers & others have all relied on the water from this spring. We went in a side entrance, saw that it was a $10 entry fee & walked straight back out again. As Jackie pointed out, it was probably just a load more Indians trying to sell us stuff.

    Before we knew it, we were back in Utah & changing our clocks again. Still raining, we parked up & walked into the local Visitors Centre to enquire what we could do on a rainy day like today.

    We were given details of a Heritage Museum, also the Little Hollywood Movie Set Museum (which is better on a dry day) & details of a scenic drive through Johnson Canyon. The young assistant raved about this & said it was better in the wet because it made the rocks glisten. She helpfully gave us a glossy leaflet with things to look out for.

    We would check out Johnson Canyon after we’d had something to eat. We walked up & down the historic high street, but nothing took our fancy for brunch, so we drove to a supermarket for rolls & cheese. We then travelled to Johnson Canyon for our driving tour. At 2.6 miles we looked for, but failed to see the “Lion’s Head”. Half a mile later we failed to find “Eagle Gate Arch”, then Pioneer Grave.

    Out 1st positive sighting was the “Old Gunsmoke Movie Set”, then some old Pioneer farm equipment & then graffiti on a rock described as a “Pioneer Billboard & Indian Writings”. We continued to the end of the road & into the canyon, but the visibility was poor due to the weather. The canyon would probably have been impressive to us if we hadn’t seen so many fantastic ones before.

    On the way back we spotted “Lion’s Head” & “Eagle Gate Arch”. Heading back into Kanab we stopped at a Laundromat & took the opportunity to get our dirty washing done. With that done, we checked into our motel, Aiken’s Lodge.

    Later that evening we had dinner at The Rocking V Cafe. I had mac ‘n’ cheese & Jackie had a grilled shrimp salad. It was nice, but took a little long to get our dinner. We were both shattered & needed an early night.

    FITBIT = 5,151 steps / 2.39 miles.

    Song of the Day - Iron Lion Zion by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
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  • Day8

    Les points de vue de bryce

    May 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Road trip avec points d'arrêts photos l'après midi entre la deuzieme rando du matin et celle de l'après midi. On voulait faire une rando a rainbow point tout au bout mais ,comme beaucoup de rando, le sentier est fermé.Read more

  • Day7

    Red canyon

    May 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Et bien ça se mérite....
    Après avoir chercher le départ pendant 45mon on se rend compte que notre 4x4 ne sera pas assez haut pour faire le restant de piste alors on décide d'y aller à pied soit 1h30 allé. Bon on y va on la lampe frontale dans le sac pour le retour....
    Mais notre bonne étoile à fait qu'on s'est fait prendre en stop par un couple de jeune en jeep rehaussée qui y allait aussi et qui nous a embarqué à bord. Thank you so much.
    On a pu profité du canton dans trop d'effort et sans revenir de nuit car on ne sait pas encore ou dormir....
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  • Day8

    Reise zum Zion NP, Utah

    August 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Kurzer Zwischenstop an den Coral Pink Sand Dunes auf dem Weg nach Zion.

    Gerade mal 174 km heute auf der Etappe, da kam der Besuch im State Park gerade recht.

    Sehr beeindruckende Sanddünen in toller Farbe!

    Danach weiter durch den Zion NP, die letzten beiden Fotos. Morgen geht's dann in den Canyon. Hier ist es schon wieder deutlich heißer als in Bryce, morgen bis zu 40 Grad. Mal sehen, wie weit wir kommen. Und Juli und August sind hier Thunderstorm-Season, wie wir schon gelernt haben.
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  • Day18

    Yellow Rock, UT

    October 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Dieser Tag war vielleicht bisher sogar der abenteuerlichste unserer Reise. Wir sind in das Gebiet des Grand Staircase-Escalant National Monuments gefahren, was grundsätzlich frei zugänglich ist. Allerdings führen keine befestigten Straße hier hindurch, sodass man die Wege mit normalen Autos nur bei wirklich gutem Wetter befahren kann. Da wir das aber hatten, sind wir erstmal die Cottonwood Road hineingefahren und wollten mal schauen, wie weit wir kommen. Wir mussten relativ langsam fahren, hatten so aber einen besseren Blick auf die riesigen Felsen, die Canyons und den Paria River. Nach einiger Zeit hatten wir dann unser Ziel, den Wanderweg zum Yellow Rock erreicht. Dort angekommen mussten wir allerdings feststellen, dass dieser Weg absolut nicht ausgeschildert ist. Also haben wir uns eine provisorische Karte im Internet heruntergeladen, zum Glück hatte Jens dort mit seiner amerikanischen SIM-Karte Empfang. Außerdem haben wir versucht, uns von den Warnungen zu Skorpionen und Klapperschlagen nicht verunsichern zu lassen und sind losgestapft. Der Weg ging nach einigen Metern extrem steil den Berg hinauf. Der Wanderweg war hier teilweise keine 30 cm breit und wirklich anstrengend, hat aber auch echt Spaß gemacht - man durfte nur nicht nach unten gucken. :D Es war wohl der abwechslungsreichste Weg, den wir je gegangen sind. Oben hatte man natürlich einen sagenhaften Blick. Hier haben wir uns erstmal mit unserem (späten) Lunchpaket belohnt und den Ausblick genossen.Read more

  • Day10

    Bullfrog Defiance House Lodge

    September 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 30 °C

    Unser Zimmer wurde tatsächlich vom Veranstalter storniert 😳 unglaublich. 🙈
    Wir hatten aber Glück und haben ein neues Zimmer zu einem Schnäppchenpreis von 214 Dollar ohne Frühstück bekommen 😂
    Dazu kommen noch die 120 Euro die wir schon gezahlt hatten 😎

    Somit hat die Defiance House Lodge den neuen Platz 1 auf unserer Liste der teuersten Hotels dieser Reise 😅

    Wir haben trotzdem oder jetzt erst recht den Sonnenuntergang auf der Hotel Terrasse bei einem schönen Gläschen Mojito genossen.
    Die Aussicht von hier auf den Lake Powell ist quasi unbezahlbar 😊
    Und die Temperaturen am Abend perfekt 😊
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  • Day9

    Glendale [Sonntag, 07.08, Tag 9]

    August 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Heute Nacht haben wir gleich mal unser neues Zelt ausprobiert. Da ist viel mehr Platz zum Schlafen, als im Auto! Nach dem Frühstück sind wir direkt zum Bryce Canyon Nationalpark aufgebrochen. Der Nationalpark hat eine einmalige, unglaublich spektakuläre Landschaft. Meterhohe, rote-orangenen Sandsteintürme, die zusammen so aussehen, wie ein riesiger Figurenwald, türmen sich neben der Straße, die durch den Park führt, auf. Nachdem wir die Aussicht von oben genossen hatten, haben wir noch eine etwa anderthalbstündige Wanderung unternommen, die uns im Tal des Bryce Canyon zwischen die wunderschönen Sandsteingebilde geführt hat. Unterwegs haben wir ein paar Rehe, Kolibris, Pronghorns, Präriehunde und Streifenhörnchen bestaunen können, aber leider haben wir keine Berglöwen oder Klapperschlangen entdeckt.
    Nachdem wir den steilen Weg nach oben zurück zum Aussichtspunkt erklommen haben, sind wir weiter in Richtung Zion Nationalpark befahren, den wir morgen besuchen werden. Unterwegs haben wir einen tollen Campingplatz gefunden, wo wir gleich unser Zelt aufgeschlagen haben. Zur einen Seite sieht man noch die Sandsteintürme, die wunderschön in der Abendsonne leuchten und auf der anderen Seite, direkt neben unserem Zelteingang befindet sich eine Pferdekoppel, wo uns ständig süße Pferde besuchen kommen und sich Streichelneinheiten von mir abholen. Nachdem wir unsere frisch gewaschene Wäsche vor einer frechen Pferdenase gerettet haben, sitzen wir jetzt noch gemütlich vor dem Lagerfeuer.
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  • Day9

    Horseshoe bend

    January 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    Today we traveled from Flagstaff to a native reserve where we visited a Native American art shop and seen where they live and how their community works, they have their own government and president with in the reserve and own laws!
    We then went to horseshoe bend where we hiked out to the cliff face it was so scary but really pretty to see, the river that ran through the canal was the Colorado river. There were so many Asian tourists out there getting way to close to the edge it was crazy!
    We then called into a place called Page where we had Mexican for lunch and then we were off again, we are staying the night at Knab and just went to a cowboy show, we where the characters! It was pretty funny but the food was really good like a home cooked meal we had roast beef, salad, beans, Dutch oven potatoes and damper! It was a really good experience 👍🏼
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kane County, مقاطعة كين, Кейн, কান কাউন্টি, Condado de Kane, Kanei maakond, Kane konderria, شهرستان کین، یوتا, Comté de Kane, Kane megye, Էյն շրջան, Contea di Kane, ケーン郡, Kane Comitatus, Kane Kūn, Hrabstwo Kane, کین کاؤنٹی، یوٹاہ, Comitatul Kane, Округ Кејн, Quận Kane, Condado han Kane, 凱恩郡, 凯恩县

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