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Posted: 01/18/21 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the comments folks. It was a really great time with the wife.

notsobigjoe wrote:

Great report, I was wondering from a novice point of view as to what kind of animals do you run into during the day and night out there in the middle of nowhere? I'm from the North east and live in central Florida now. Very different type of wild animals in both places. Just curious, Thanks


^^^^ lol, funniest thing for sure was an early morning hike in Zion..coming down the hill and meeting the crowds coming up. Came around a bend to see a whole pile of people stopped and taking pictures. Had to actually 'excuse' are selves as we wandered past. Wasn't until I saw what they were looking at till I burst out laughing. Lady looked at me quizzically and I replied "they're like rodents in my back yard". It was a deer..

Reference your question, we don't run into much that is concerning. Different parts of the states, snakes, different bugs, etc. I personally think you have more weird and scary stuff in the south, than we do. Bears, felines, canines, etc, are more scared of us than we are of them for the most part. Wolves are probably my biggest hesitation (most thought of) but then, don't think about them much either. I suppose the cows are the biggest thing; lots of free range our here. We can be 15 miles off the hwy and a group of cows will come wandering by. On another serious note, I wouldn't travel without being armed. It's not for the four legged creatures...but in the end, like on hikes, it does serve as a slight equalizer if the wrong situation with an animal came up. We live in a great country...like to see it stay that way. I'd hate to be limited to what I could comfortably see because of a lack of confidence in defending my wife or I based on some office jockey deciding to remove a Right. Something for all to consider.. Cheers


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Posted: 01/20/21 07:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A nice trip report! Seems we don't have as many of them posted since the Photobucket difficulties a number of years ago. I made a trip with my parents 30 years ago in the opposite direction of yours, going from Yellowstone NP down to Grand Canyon NP. Moab was a nice little town back then. We took a ferry across Lake Powell at Bullfrog and drove up the dirt road through Capitol Reef. It was washboardy but not as bad as the one you describe. Thanks for jump starting some good memories.


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Posted: 01/21/21 03:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for taking the time to post your TR , it seems to have become a lost art of late . I envy you folks out west for how much you have available .


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Posted: 03/15/21 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice report.
We camp thru much of 2020. There was a less people in Central and Eastern Oregon.

We retire next year and hope to spend a month or 2 in UT and then MT and then WY and then where ever we want.

Safe travels, KEN


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great trip report, i miss the southwest big time, its the last place i travelled to before all of this mess started and we've been stuck home(ish).

Loved the Sedona area and all of the hiking so your trip really seemed spot on for my wife and i.


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