Sunday, June 7, 2009

Southern Utah ADVENTURE June 4-6, 2009

In 56 Hours ... 

We traveled Over 1000 miles in the Element and...
We visited 18 National & State parks in Southern Utah 
(with a few hours of sleep in the back of the Element)

Did I mention NO SHOWERS?  

Here are a few photos of our journey (more to be posted later...)

Park Number 17-  Canyon Lands National Park
(Hour 48 of Trip)

Jared Flying a Kite at Park 17 
(Hour 49)

Park 15 (Hour 32 of Trip)
Jen at Arches National Park
Friday June 5, 2009 

Park Number 7-  Bryce Canyon (Hour 5 of Trip)
Jared Doing Yoga 
June 4, 2009

Park 15- Arches National Park
Saturday June 6 Hour 43 of Trip
Jen inside Double Arch

Calf Creek Recreational Area
(Not Officially a Park- but one of the high lights of the trip)
Jenn & Jared Early Morning Hike (6 miles round trip)
Friday June 6, 2009 (Hour 18 of Trip)

Park #3 Sand Hollow State Park
Jared in the WATER Power Wading...  Really it was windy
Thursday June 4, 2009 Hour 2

Park # 6-  Cedar Breaks
Jen standing in Snow at 1050 Feet Elevation
(after Power wading 3 hours earlier at Sand Hollow)
Thursday June 4, 2009 Hour 5

Park #1-  Snow Canyon State Park
Thursday, June 4, 2009
15 minutes after Departure from Home

Day ONE (10 hours of driving- 10 parks)
Park 1-  Snow Canyon State Park
Park 2- Quail Creek State Park
Park 3- Sand Hollow State Park
Park 4- Zion's National Park (Kolob)
Park 5- Iron Mission State Park
Park 6- Cedar Breaks National Park
Park 7- Bryce Canyon National Park
Park 8- Grand Staircase National Monument
Park 9- Kodachrome Basin State Park
Park 10- Escalante State Park

Slept at Calf Creek Recreational Site

DAY 2-
Calf Creek Falls Hike
 6:30 AM- 11:ooAm

Park 11- Anasazi State Park
Park 12- Capital Reef National Park
Park 13- Goblin Valley State Park
Park 14- Green River State Park
Park 15- Arches National Park
(5 Parks in 8 hours of driving)

Day 3-
Park 15- Arches National Park Revisited
Park 16-  Dead Horse Point
Park 17- Canyon Lands National Park
Park 18- Freemont Indian State Park
(3 additional Parks in 9 hours)