Wow...the Rocks rock and the Spirit soothes...

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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South Campground Zion National Park
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Utah
Friday, April 26, 2013

We got up our earliest...Lynn anyway.  We saw very few cars as we took off before seven thirty to get to the South Campground and score a site.  The early morning light truly does change the way the rocks look and enhances the colors.  I took no photos, since I was busy pointing Shorty through the mile long tunnel and down the cool switchbacks on the way.

We got to South and Lynn walked in and talked with the folks in Site 77, which we had spotted yesterday.  They were quite congenial and helpful.  They vacated at ten thirty and we moved in immediately.  Sites are at a premium in the earlier hours of the day.  We had walked to the Visitors Center and scouted out the hikes.  With our busy day yesterday, we decided to cool it and just take the shuttle up Zion Canyon this afternoon.  There are twelve stops, so I anticipate adequate time to take a few shots with my "good" camera.

Tomorrow will see us taking a hike.  It gets warm here in the afternoon, but we have our awning up.  No electricity or water hook ups make us rely on our boondocking skills.  I'm looking forward to see how well we do with the two "house" batteries.  They were well charged when we got here.

The hummingbirds are visiting the feeder and we continue to enjoy the experience.

More tomorrow, but photos may appear this evening at

Well, we did get on the Shuttle and rode up the Zion Canyon and back.  Beautiful, but rather restricted in the photo-op department.  I did get a few which I'll post later this eve.  Nice here today and from what I see, nice in Helena.  Enjoy the current springtime, FWIW.  I'm a native, you know...


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photodon on

Glad to hear you got a good spot. Enjoyed the sunset shots from Bar J and the other ones in Utah. Keep up the good work.

mike on

good score on the campsite! We have camped in the federal camp ground in the Park a number of times, once with the VW camper which sadly is no longer with us-us being me. Have fun on the hikes and check out that one to Angel's Landing. Good trekking.

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