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Old 10-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #21
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Re: SMB Group Meeting - Grand Canyon

Mike:

I will try to join you at Zion for the night of Oct 17th. I have an appointment in the morning but will leave after it. I should arrive around 4:00pm. Then, if I can, I will go to the North Rim with you for Thursday night (maybe Friday too).

All of this is tentative as I am in the process of selling my home. Lots to do this month taking care of that.

Hope to see you soon.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #22
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Re: SMB Group Meeting - Grand Canyon

Mac just left Zion for home. He was here for two days and we had a nice visit. It is nice to see him up and around looking normal!

Tomorrow I willhead to the South Rim an will arrive in my campsite on the 20th - day I turn 66! Then the big hike to nthe river and back, probably Mon or Tues.

Wish me luck an cool weather.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #23
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Re: SMB Group Meeting - Grand Canyon

Hey Mike,
First off, Happy Birthday!!

Have a great hike. Let us know how you do. That is pretty ambitious doing it in a day.

Enjoy,

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #24
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Re: SMB Group Meeting - Grand Canyon

Enjoyed a couple of days with Mike at Zion. The weather was perfect and the scenery gorgeous. When I asked Mike if he was going to post pictures on the Forum of his trip he said people didn't want to see pictures of "the same ol' places." Since I do like seeing pictures of the same places, I thought I'd post a few here.

Here's my rig with Mike's SMB and trailer in the background.






The beautiful scenery.




Mike ready to get on bus to take us to hike to Emerald Pools.


Bridge to Emerald Pools trail


Lower Emerald Pools




Middle Lower Pools and scenery looking from the Middle Pools








I met a couple of ladies who just bought a 2008 SMB and were on their first trip. I told them about the Forum. But I forgot to take a picture of their van. However, I took a couple of pictures of other SMB-like rigs in the campground.




Packed up and saying goodbye before I head back home.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:39 AM   #25
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Gotta love off season visits, much more relaxing.

Nice to see the pics, even if I've been there.


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Old 10-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #27
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I think that green Ford van conversion has a Colorado Camper Van pop top on it.

I have to think that green and purple mini van conversion is painted that way so no one would ever be tempted to steal it.


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Old 10-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #28
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A few more pictures.

Mike on trail to Emerald Pools


More views from Middle Emerald Pool






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Old 10-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #29
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Mac, you're having too much fun with that camera!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #30
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Yeah, if only I could take real pictures instead of blurry ones. My hand shakes too much.
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