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Hiking around Zion National Park

February 23, 2015 admin 0

Hiking around Zion National Park. Another great day to go hiking. So today was a good day to hike Zion National Park. I took a couple of easy hikes and just enjoyed the place. Always fun to go here. This time of the year is great because there are only a few people here. I noticed a lot of Chinese tourists. Glad they came to enjoy. The lodge was pretty slow, but still a cool place to hang out and have some food and drink.

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Delicious hobo meals with tin foil.

February 22, 2015 admin 0

Delicious hobo meals with tin foil. Wow delicious is all I can say. I have made these a few times now. They all taste great. Some are just vegetables only and some I included a spiced up hamburger. They are super simple to make. You want to make a double layer of tin foil and spray with Pam. Then add your hamburger if you want, and pile your veggies on top. I heat up my grill to around 350 to 400 degrees. I use a baking grill with a pizza wheel on top so as not to burn the bottom of my mix. Cooking time depends on how much stuff you add to the mix. A small amount might take only 20 minutes where a larger portion […]

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Hiking the Emerald pools loop in Zion National Park, Utah.

February 11, 2015 admin 0

Hiking the Emerald pools loop in Zion National Park, Utah. Started the day off with some fantastic home roasted coffee Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo made with the Aeropress. That got me going. Wow delicious. This is a nice moderate hike. Very enjoyable and beautiful. I started around 9:00am before the crowds and had a blast. You should wear a daypack with water and snacks. I took about 2.5 hours to hike the entire loop including the Grotto hike. The total mileage was somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 miles. Temperatures were fantastic. Temps at the start were about 42 degrees F. and got up to about 58 or so in the sun as the morning wore on. Wear layered clothing. Lots of places to sit and […]

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Silver Reef, Utah.

February 4, 2015 admin 0

Reef, Utah. I took my morning walk and decided to walk to Silver Reef and explore. Pretty fascinating area. This part of Southern Utah was pretty broke in the 1800’s so by the late 1800’s looking for money they discovered Silver and poured money into finding as much Silver as they could get. polluting the hell out of the area was not on their list of concerns as much as building St. George up was. John Kemple, a prospector from Nevada, discovered a vein of silver in a sandstone formation in 1866. The town grew to about 2000 in around 1876 and was a pretty wild town. There was only a Catholic church there. No LDS. By 1901 the town was pretty much gone. Some going down […]

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