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Old 06-29-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Making the best of a bad situation

Finally getting around to this.

This past week we made our first big trip in the a frame. Plan was to spend 3 days in Bryce Canyon, drive through Zion to St George, UT to meet my dad, and then spend 4 nights in Pine Valley, UT for fishing and such.

First 3 days in Bryce were awesome. Great hiking, incredible views, and the Ruby's campground was a great place to call home. Only problem we had was the site we had was without shade, and when it's 98 and in full sun, the little domestic A/C unit just can't keep up. It kept the trailer about 80, but that was it until the sun went down. We had a few visitors ask about the A-frame, which was neat. Lots of folks still haven't seen these.

We got up Tuesday morning, packed up, and folded the trailer to an audience and headed out. The drive through zion was amazing. Can't wait to camp there in the off season. Got to St George, met up with dad, loaded up fresh supplies and hit the road. Got within 10 miles of the new camp when we found a sign on the highway "campground closed". Turns out the mtn above was on fire. Sure would a been nice to get the phone call from the reservation office before driving down instead of 5 min after I called them, but hey. It's a fire, it was no one's fault. Looked around for other local camps and couldn't find any that offered any escape from the heat, so we made a phone call to Ruby's and went back to Bryce for 3 more days.

All in all it was a great trip. Lots of hiking and great views. Did some back country exploring, and just really made the time fly by. We got home Friday, and are already planning the next trip. Can't wait!
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
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Great pictures. Glad you had a nice time, it's good to find a camp ground that you really want to go back to.

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Old 06-29-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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A study looking crew you have with you. Thanks for the trip report.

After just being in Arches and Canyonlands, Bryce has been put on the top of my list.

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Old 07-01-2016, 02:57 PM   #4
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Such beautiful country! I am glad it all worked out. Traveling successfully is all about flexibility and you sure worked around an unforseeable event. Thanks for the photos!
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