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Point Petty

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  • Day3

    What's the time?

    July 29, 2017 in the United States

    Lodge located - handily a short walk from the park gate. A quick sort out & then out to get the National Park Pass & have a quick look since we arrived relatively early. Car entrance into the park is banned meaning everyone has to use the shuttle bus within the park - they looked busy & it was a relief not to need them today - just a short walk up the valley floor along the Virgin river. Still really hot but at least the breeze had some noticable cooling effect - the fact that that was probably caused by an imminent storm was immaterial - flood warnings had been issued. Thankfully the warden didn't insist on photo id & off we went, hideously unprepared - not even a bottle of water. Rectified that at the shop. Nice walk - rather sweaty. Can safely say the hilly challenging routes are unlikely to make the grade - August in the S. States. Headed back & located the local Thai restaurant. Happy days. Nice bit of cooling down before heading out for tea - phones however seemed to think we'd been out for ages - all of a sudden it was 7.30. Clearly we had crossed a time zone - that's why the clock in reception was highlighting it was Mountain time zone. And that was why people were flooding out of the park...Read more

  • Day7

    Zion Nationalpark

    September 22, 2016 in the United States

    Nach einer wetterbedingten Planänderung heute doch kein Bryce Canyon. Das wird aber morgen bei schönem Wetter nachgeholt, denn wer will schon bei Nebel nix sehen.

    Update von heute:
    Heute waren wir fleissig 😊 sind durch den wunderschönen Zion-Nationalpark gewandert. Jetzt noch etwas essen.. (Haben schon 20.20 Uhr) 😳 uns fällt der Magen raus 😩 dann ab ins Bett und hoffen dass wir morgen das Auto finden.. Es schneit!!!!Read more

  • Day15

    Zion Nationalpark

    July 12 in the United States

    Das heutige Tagesziel ist der der Bryce Canyon mit Stop beim Zion Nationalpark.

    Nach den Tagen in Las Vegas dauert es seine Zeit, bis die Crew in Bewegung kommt. „Bitte bitte nur noch schnell in den Pool...“. Abwaschen, Camper bereitmachen, Tanken und mit GPS den Weg aus der Stadt finden.

    Gegen 12h sind wir dann auf dem Highway. Die Kinder stürzen sich an die IPads und wir drehen das Radio hoch.

    Die Fahrt vorbei an Kleinstädten und Bizarren wolkenverhangenen Felsen ist abwechslungsreich. Die Strassen steigen stetig und ein Flüsschen neben der Strasse führt auffällig viel rotes Wasser.

    Trotz verspäteter Abreise, entscheiden wir uns den Stop im Zion durchzuziehen.

    Nach 3-stündiger Fahrt angekommen, zeigt eine halb defekt Anzeige etwas von „Heavy Flooding, no through traffic“.

    Tja, die Strasse zum Bryce ist wegen Unwetter gesperrt. Das bedeutet locker 150 km Umweg. Und, hier gilt „Mountain Time“ +1 Std. Zeitverschiebung. Es ist bereits 16h.

    Direkt neben unserem Parkplatz fährt der Parkshuttle. Ein- zwei Stationen sind zeitlich noch machbar und so können wir die wunderbar roten Felsen bestaunen.

    Noch im Shuttlebus bricht ein Gewitter sondergleichen über uns her. Blitze zucken links und rechts vom Shuttle in den Boden. Die Dachluken im Shuttletram sind gegen das Wasser nicht gerade hilfreich. Bald stehen wir pflotschnass im Visitor Center.
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  • Day3

    Zion

    July 17, 2017 in the United States

    Another bloody early start today - up at 5.45am so as to pack, check out and collect our rental car at 7am. We passed 'the' Las Vegas sign as we left the city, heading for Zion National Park, with an obligatory stop at Walmart en route.

    The scenery out of Vegas was amazing; the desert surrounded by dunes and plateaus under a blistering sun, but just so desolate. As we neared Zion this turned into the more iconic sandstone mountains and as we carved roads through these mountains the view was indescribable in scale.

    We arrived and parked up in Springdale, to get the free shuttle to Zion, where we picked up another free shuttle to view the park. The ridiculous heat put pay to any ideas of hiking so the shuttle was most welcome, and allowed us to get up close to the canyon carved by the Virgin River without dying of heat exhaustion!

    Jumping off the shuttle at Big Bend, we dropped down into the river at the foot of Angels Landing. Despite every effort, the photos just don't do it justice...the people insane enough to hike to the top of this were so tiny they didn't lend any helpful scale!

    Leaving Zion, we drove through the park itself, going through a series of tight switchbacks up the mointains before a mile-long, pitch-black tunnel, all the while surrounded by stunning scenery, as we made tracks towards Bryce Canyon.
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