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Old 01-08-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

(i think i started this but cant find it ...)

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18 Dec to 30 Dec

Orange County, CA
Mojave Preserve, CA
Valley of Fire, NV
Snow Canyon, UT
Bryce, UT
Kodachrome Valley, UT
Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Ue
Snow Canyon, UT
Mojave Preserve, CA
Orange County, CA

1,200 miles
$360 Gas
$24 propane

Temps in the 70's to 11, without windchill

Walmarts in St George are great
bought a set of HD chains, with adjusters and box for $69
(never used them)

Spent $47 on outside food
1 in and out stop and 2 burger king
wife cooked the rest
Grocieries were all from home except one stop for coffee, water, creamer and cookies

1 SMB on the road ( very snooty, did not honk or wave as he passed us
1 SMB in LV, Our very own MAC! (hi mac!)

Had all campgrounds to ourselves
Bryce and Kodachrome we where the ONLY ones
Utah state parks are great

Hit the redbox in St. George

Cooper our Westy ( the dog ), liked the snow, cows, horses and deer
even wore his little red boots

Wilson was warm and tosty
had two water leaks, one from seal in side window, one in the front, no problems

If ya want more info, post here or PM me

We will trace same trip w/o snow and rain
Our fav trip so far
Missed Zion, road was closed

Mojave Preserve 18 Dec



On way to valley of fire



Valley of fire ( i think )



Valley of Fire camp site



Road into Bryce called Red canyon



Red Canyon





Bryce

Deer at the entrance to campground



Obligitory Snow man



Cooper the Butthead and Friend Please Note the RED Snow Boots



Bryce site, first nites snow



Second nite Bryce







Kodachrome





We camped under the Big XxxK



More Koda







Somewhere



Shortcut to St. George

Wife Drove



more short cut





Snow Canyon



Last Morning Back at Mojave Preserve



were planning to stay, at Mojave a couple of nites
but with wind chill is was bitter cold

thanx to ALL of you, this was a great trip

best in 2011 and beyond to all of you

mr and mrs wilson and cooper
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

Amazing views! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

Awesome! Bryce is even more spectacular in the winter, IMO. Also, driving by Red Cyn on the way in is a huge unexpected bonus!
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

WOW!
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

Great pictures. It was great meeting you and the Mrs in Vegas. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you in California next weekend.

Here's another picture [photo][/photo]

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Old 01-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

The Bryce Canyon pics remind me of the time when I was something like 14 and spent Thanksgiving with my family at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Stunning, and no crowds.


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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

'twas an awesome trip

AND everything worked

best

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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

Great pictures. Love the blue, red and white. We were running south of you about the same time down towards Tombstone and Hereford, AZ. Cold there also. No snow but frost at night. Coming back into California the wind was terrible.

Presley (the dog) won't wear booties. He starts to cry as soon as I put them on him.

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Great pictures. Love the blue, red and white. We were running south of you about the same time down towards Tombstone and Hereford, AZ. Cold there also. No snow but frost at night. Coming back into California the wind was terrible.

Presley (the dog) won't wear booties. He starts to cry as soon as I put them on him.

Regards,

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cool
tried a couple of styles, they did not work
the booties we wound up with are like a little balloon with the top cut off
one person spreads it open, the other puts the paw in
get him/her on her feet straight away
because they are thin rubber, they can still feel with thier pads (so the thery goes)

cooper was good to go, once on and out walking
did not want to hang with them on .....

they come in a pack with multiple sets and cost about $15
they are called PAWZ

YMMV
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Re: Bill Wilsons Tour de Utah Christmas 2010

Looks like you and Ning had a great trip. I'd like to do something like that one of these days. Thanks for the report...great pics.
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