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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2020, 09:50:34 PM »
IMO Zion NP is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the US.
It's interesting. I agree somewhat but IMHO it differs from other known parks in a certain sense.

A. Unlike famous attractions e.g. the Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon that no matter which viewpoint you go to, you'll be awed (perhaps some points are better than others, or better sunrise/sunset etc., but even at the worst viewpoints, you're still wowed to some extent -if you haven't yet been exposed to the better lookouts). You can drive in for an hour, never have looked at any guidebook or map, or gotten any tips from anyone, go to a lookout and just be blown away.

Zion is different. There's no one central attraction (technically the valley is). You can go spend a few hours in the park and come out saying it was lame. Unlike the aforementioned NP's, by Zion it's really about knowing beforehand where to go. Even asking rangers you'll get so many different opinions what you should see (IME).

B. Another difference is, to really see Zion you must hike. It doesn't have to be one as scary as Angel's Landing, but without hiking even a short hike to see the valley, don't bother going to the park IMHO. And I say this as someone who avoids hikes at every possibility (blame it on the kids).
But like I said above, key is to know which hikes to go on, as some may be really not that exciting.

C. Roads outside the park are nicer than what you may see inside the park (if you don't hike). The road leading to the park is incredibly gorgeous.

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2020, 09:56:03 PM »
How do you drive the behemoth on winding mountain roads? Or do you have to meticulously plan a route to avoid them?
Not a big deal. It fits on most roads besides for some known exceptions which don't allow RV's. But generally speaking you don't have to make any special adjustments to your route.

Disclaimer: I've only driven RV's in the summer, winter is a whole different ballgame. Though that applies to all vehicles and roads in NP's as a whole.

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2020, 10:25:31 PM »
I mean it's not the biggest joy to drive on the highway while everyone is cruising right by you and you have your pedal to the metal.... The real joy is for folks who know what road-trips are like, the pain in finding and driving to a hotel every night, packing in and packing out etc, especially with kids.

+1000. As a driver you aren't going to love driving an RV. But you will love the fact that there is no fighting in the backseat. No more "are we there yet?" No more pit stops every 60 miles to use the bathroom or to eat lunch or to stretch your legs. It's true that you're not going to drive 90 MPH but since you also rarely need to stop (except for gas) it probably balances out in the end.

On our RV trips my kids have played board games, cards (on a real table), put their feet up on the couch, draw and color while DW prepares meals and snacks all while going 60 down the highway. Try doing that in your Pacifica.

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2020, 05:32:57 PM »

But like I said above, key is to know which hikes to go on, as some may be really not that exciting.
Which hikes do you recommend?

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2020, 08:49:52 PM »
The 2 most iconic hikes in Zion are the Narrows (though check water temp and water level to see if it's safe or even open) and Angel's Landing (not for those with any fear of heights).

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #80 on: November 12, 2020, 09:20:22 PM »
The 2 most iconic hikes in Zion are the Narrows (though check water temp and water level to see if it's safe or even open) and Angel's Landing (not for those with any fear of heights).
Unsafe to hike the Narrows at the moment.

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2020, 09:27:58 PM »
The 2 most iconic hikes in Zion are the Narrows (though check water temp and water level to see if it's safe or even open) and Angel's Landing (not for those with any fear of heights).

Had to look it up... Angel's landing is pretty insane...


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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2020, 09:37:25 PM »
Had to look it up... Angel's landing is pretty insane...
One of the best hikes in the US. Takes better part of a day for most people.

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2020, 01:54:32 PM »
best hike I've ever done

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2020, 02:52:34 PM »
Had palpitations watching for one minute!

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2020, 07:53:50 PM »
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This is how it is for me, so if anyone can repost pictures here, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #86 on: November 14, 2020, 08:19:49 PM »
This is how it is for me, so if anyone can repost pictures here, I would greatly appreciate it.
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What would you like pictures of?

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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #87 on: November 14, 2020, 08:24:32 PM »
What would you like pictures of?
All of the cool/geshmake things.
Nothing specific.
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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #88 on: November 14, 2020, 09:53:43 PM »
I might be able to share my IG stories without you needing IG. Does this link work?

It's from an earlier trip, this trip will be added by tomorrow.
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Re: DDF RV Photo DO
« Reply #89 on: November 14, 2020, 09:54:11 PM »
I might be able to share my IG stories without you needing IG. Does this link work?

It's from an earlier trip, this trip will be added by tomorrow.
Nope:/