Tour Planner "Play Day" - NOT Part of a Tour

Trip Start Oct 10, 2012
Trip End Oct 26, 2012

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is NOT what we'll be doing with our group when we return to Utah next October.

We had our tour planning pretty much wrapped up, so decided to take a guides’ "play day" to explore a legendary trail in Zion National Park. Pat and Denise had climbed it years ago but it was a first for me. Denise was nursing a sore foot, so took the day off; she’s also the smartest one of this tour planning trio. Pat and I rose before dawn and headed for the trail head.

It was a completely off-the-charts hiking experience!! We will NOT, I repeat, NOT be doing this trail on our tour. All our trails in Zion are on the canyon floor. This was just for fun, I think. Any cholesterol buildup in our veins was completely pressure washed clean by the blood racing through our veins. I feel 10 years younger even though my hair color looks 10 years older!

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Margie on

I'm impressed. But Dan are you crazy - we need you in one piece.

Don and Joan on

Thanks Be To God. xox xox

Betty Hillstrom on

Thanks Dan for the great pictures. That's the only way I would ever see that hike, even in my younger day! I loved our Southwest Parks trip in the 90's, even when we did walk on a HOT day......

friesendm on

Made it home in one piece, Margie. But it was worth it even if they had to put me together like Humpty Dumpty.

friesendm on

Hi Don and Joan - yup - we were thanking God too, both for the amazing experience and the safe return

friesendm on

Definitely not a hike we would take people on, Betty. Don't know if I'd even want my family up there with me. Awesome experience but a bit nerve-wracking if you were watching others you care about. SW Parks was a great experience, but this time we get to go a bit deeper into what I think was the best region of that trip. Great to hear from you!

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