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Activities

We like to stay as active as possible while on the road. These are just a few of the cool things we've enjoyed doing while traveling.
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Grand Canyon Heli-Adventure

Every year, millions of people flock to the Grand Canyon to wander the rim and stare into it's seemingly endless abyss.  We like to think that we were just a bit luckier than those people.  Thanks to our good friends Garrett and Renata Slack and the folks at Papillion Helicopter Tours, we were able to fly though the Canyon.
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Cheap Zion Camping: Use By Donation Camp Near Kolob Terrace

Are you planning a trip to Zion but don't want to break the bank on accommodations? There are several options for doing it cheap or free. Mosquito Cove was the popular favorite until it was washed out and closed due to flooding in 2010. A few of the cheap/free sites that remain are: Watchman campground at the mouth of Zion for $16/night, the Coal Pits Wash Trailhead (we've seen many people camped for free here but aren't sure of the legitimacy), a free camping area known as Sandy Flats (sits in the BLM portion of Kolob Terrace) and our new favorite: The "Use By Donation Campground". Read more
Filmed with Buy GoPro HERO Camera at GoPro.com
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Prophesy and Sticky Revelations

Since we have the freedom to do what we want... we decided to change our plans just a bit.  We were going to spend the last 2 weeks of our time in Southern Utah in Zion National Park, but instead decided to head to Prophesy Wall for some climbing and camping.  Instead of blabbering on and on in this blog post about what climbing at Prophesy was like, we'll just show you what it was like in a video (We got cool new GoPro® HD Helmet HERO™ Camera and had to test it out).  Read more
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Over the Edge: Rappelling at Kolob Terrace

We've volunteered to be victims in a high angle rescue course this weekend (that post will come later).  Well, after meeting our friend and course instructor Kevan Jorgensen to learn what we'd be doing as victims, he suggested we head up to Kolob for some real fun.  We gladly accepted.

We'd never been up Kolob Reservior Road before and found the scenery to be absolutely beautiful. The look and feel is very similar to the rest of Zion National Park, but has it's own unique spirit.  Kevan drove us to a little spot near a friend's cabin on Kolob Terrace.  We hiked up to to edge of the cliff we were to rappel.  Kevan had not been there in several years, so we were unsure if our rope would actually reachthe bottom.  Our rope was 80 meters (just over 260 feet) and the cliff was large enough that we couldn't see the bottom so the only way to know if the ropewas surely long enough was to go over the edge and head down.  Scary?  Yep, just a bit. Read more