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We left Juneau on April 29.  Spent a day with the Baxter Family in Tacoma.  Next we flew to Palm Springs to pick up our truck and trailer.  Everything was fine with the rig.  No bugs, mice or other critters had been inside over the three months we left it there.  We drove to the Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort to spend a few days getting groceries, truck and trailer washed and generally preparing for the trip to Idaho.  We took no photos until Mesquite, Nevada where Garrey posed (terrible picture of him!) with Al and Joanne Allison (great picture of them!)  We spent a few days in Las Vegas before going to Mesquite.  Went to a few casinos and left them with a small amount of money as a token of our appreciation for the entertainment.

After Mesquite, our next stop was Springdale, UT, just outside Zion National Park.  We were awed by this area from the first time we saw it.  Decided to spend 4 days and 5 nights here hiking and sightseeing in the park.  Click on the following photos for a larger view.

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Al & Joanne & Garrey in Mesquite

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The trailer parked at Zion Canyon RV Park

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A typical view from our trailer of the sandstone mountains of Zion
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We hiked on the Grotto Trail to the Emerald Pools Trail
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More Grotto Trail Scenery
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There is a terrible road and unimaginable Carmel Tunnel through the mountain that we went out of our way to see
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The drive to and through the tunnel offered lots of photo opportunities.
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Here's photo  #3 The mountains on the back side of Zion Canyon are made of shale 


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 #4 Shale with tops of oxidized lime
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 #5 Beautiful mountains
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 #6 Spectacular mountains
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Back to Zion Canyon. These peaks are named The Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob
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This is a patriarch only in his own mind
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On our last day we hiked the River Walk at the end of Zion Canyon called  the Temple of Sinawava
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From here on, hikers must walk in the 40 degree  water.  We've done that before and decided not to do it today.
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A spotted towhee or painted redstart

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The Virgin River looking south that makes the park so beautiful
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The Virgin River looking north from the same bridge
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An unidentified white flower
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yellow columbine
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prickly pear cactus
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A view from the Utah Lake RV park along the Provo River in Provo
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Can you find our trailer in the Brigham City RV park?
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View across the road from BC RV park
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Twin Falls, ID Perrine Bridge 475' above the Snake River


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Snake River Canyon near the spot where Evel Knievel tried to jump his motorcycle and crashed to the bottom instead. Thus proving a whole bunch of things.
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Shoshone Falls 212' to the canyon floor
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Shoshone Falls
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Taking a walk in Healy, ID
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Hemingway Memorial looking toward Sun Valley
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Sun Valley swans and 3 baby swans
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A blooming crab apple tree on Gates Drive near Mt. Baldy in Ketchum
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We were happy to see a red wing black bird
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We were happy to go to a wonderful breakfast & visit at Lee & Bob Grogan's in Ketchum, ID
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A country scene along Hwy 20, ID
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Another scene on a beautiful day
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3rd country scene
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Rattlesnake Stage stop on way to Mountain Home
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Garrey leaving the outhouse in Owyhee Canyon & Antelope Reservoir in Oregon
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Bruce & Marianne Cumming's Ranch in New Plymouth, ID
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Pond and birds at the Cummings ranch
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Dominic & Dania Marianne & Bruce's grandchildren
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Dania in the Mule.
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Bruce's rig at the Paddock Valley Reservoir
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Looking south at Paddock Valley Reservoir
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Bruce & Karen taking the jet engine Mokai for a spin on the lake
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Going to scare up water fowl on the lake.  The white pelicans were my favorite.
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