March Trip to Southern Utah

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HatchAdventures
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March Trip to Southern Utah

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The southwest has always been a very special place for me so my wife and I did a spring break trip down to Capitol Reef, San Rafael Swell and Goblin Valley. What a majestic area with stunning hikes and slot canyons!

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Dorothy
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Re: March Trip to Southern Utah

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What gorgeous photos! I love Southern Utah (after all, Utah is my home!) -- haven't been there for a few years now and it's about time to go back again. Goblin Valley is a particular favorite -- well, as are all the other places. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of my own beautiful state!

P.S. Hope you were careful in those slot canyons -- they are gorgeous but dangerous! Two young girls died a week or so ago in a slot canyon near Goblin Valley when an unexpected thunderstorm came up and filled the canyon. So sad.



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Re: March Trip to Southern Utah

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Wow! Those photos definitely put Southern Utah on my agenda for some point in the future. Thanks for posting.



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Re: March Trip to Southern Utah

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Lol, you went there at a great time! We made the mistake of visiting Arches NP one time in the summer and it was 95 degrees! So, we decided to head north. It was hot until we passed the Idaho border and then the temp dropped into the 70s and it was just wonderful.



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Re: March Trip to Southern Utah

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Dorothy-you are very lucky to have all those Parks nearby. We always made summer mountain bike trips to Moab so it was nice exploring a new areas. And yes the slot canyons command respect and attention to the weather. We had hiked Little Wildhorse Canyon where the 2 girls tragically died recently and I get a heavy heart thinking about them.

mdtrot- weather was beautiful but we did get shut out of Cathedral Valley and Escalante due to muddy roads. Such a beautiful area!

Karenandbill- you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for the comments,
John



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Re: March Trip to Southern Utah

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Nice shots. I'm a little disappointed as I've crisscrossed that area quite a bit and you're showing me places I haven't seen. Or perhaps that's good too, I still have more to look for. But the area, "Southern Utah" or Utah's National Parks as I think of them, is stunning. Yellowstone, the granddaddy of the parks is my favorite, but I spend more time in the Utah parks. Obviously different as night and day, alpine mountain, with Geysers and the American Serengeti compared to some stunning desert parks is a study in contrasts, but both are worthy destinations. Nice photography though!



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