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Summary of “My most mad ski trip yet?”

By on February 24, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments

Well, I am back from what I dubbed “My most mad ski trip yet?”…. It was mad with all the travelling, but it was worth the effort. Las Vegas: Totally weird place. Not sure what to make of it other than it is not my kind of place. It was “too”: Too noisy Too busy […]

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A day and night in Las Vegas, Nevada

By on February 22, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
A day and night in Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas is a weird place… It is doubly weird when you spent the morning hiking in Zion National Park and then end up wandering around the strip in Las Vegas in the evening. All kind of surreal. < The casinos are particularly interesting…. There are no clocks, so you have no idea how long you […]

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The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

By on February 22, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas…

The drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas was uneventful. It was also sad as it really did signify the end of the trip. However, along the route it is interesting as the landscape changes from that of the canyons of Zion Park to the flat desert surrounding Las Vegas. Eventually Las Vegas comes […]

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The Archeology Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in General, USA with 0 Comments
The Archeology Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

Well, this was a let down. It was ‘billed’ as a 30 minute hike of 0.5 miles to see some ‘Archeology’ that showed evidence of early human activity in Zion National Park. The trail head was hard to find as it was quite well hidden around the back of the visitor centre, near a large […]

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The Riverside Walk – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
The Riverside Walk – Zion National Park, Utah

We were up early and decided to have a look at the Riverside Walk Zion National Park. At the top of the main Zion National Park Canyon is the Riverside Walk that moves from the relatively wide canyon into a more narrow gorge. This change in landscape is caused by the underlying geology and the action […]

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A walk at night in Zion National Park

By on February 21, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments

OK, admittedly this was not a long walk, and it was just around the grounds near the lodge, but none the less it was magical. Living in Malaysia I very rarely get to see the night sky, and there are two reasons for that. First, and this may sound odd, it is often cloudy at […]

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Dinner at the Thunderbird Restaurant, Mount Carmel, Utah

By on February 21, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Dinner at the Thunderbird Restaurant, Mount Carmel, Utah

After our drive east out to the Zion National Park, we found a great looking roadside restaurant called Thunderbird Restaurant. First of all, we had to stop because of the great sign… And the fact that it was the “Home of the Ho-Made Pies”. We had a burger and a beer, not the best burger […]

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Driving from Zion Park to the East Exit

By on February 21, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
Driving from Zion Park to the East Exit

This evening we drove out of Zion National Park East Exit for dinner and to get some fuel. The drive was fantastic as it passed through some great scenery. Along the way, we saw numerous warnings, about deer on the road, and this is a serious risk. In fact, I have never seen so many […]

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A walk in the woods…. The Grotto and Emerald Pools Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 20, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
A walk in the woods…. The Grotto and Emerald Pools Trail – Zion National Park, Utah

After leaving a snowy Park City behind, and a five-hour drive, it was nice to get out of the car and stretch the legs on the Grotto and Emerald Pools Trail – Zion National Park, Utah. It was very early season in the park, so there were very few visitors and the lack of leaves […]

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The drive from Park City to Zion National Park, Utah

By on February 20, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments
The drive from Park City to Zion National Park, Utah

We were about to leave Park City for the long drive to Zion National Park and it started to snow! A week of clear blue skies and now snow for the drive south… And with the snow and the weather, some of the views were spectacular…. The snow gave way to rain, then light rain, […]

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