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2 week Grand Circle Itinerary in April- your thoughts ?

Oct 18th, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Hey, Huskies. I assume you've planned this trip after the Final 4.
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Oct 19th, 2011, 03:07 AM
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InSandy,
I remember the sign saying that water had only stopped once since the Mormons built it in the 1800's. I thought it said in 2002 or something like that. I wonder if it freezes in the winter?
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Oct 19th, 2011, 07:57 AM
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The water comes from the Tropic Reservoir. Which holds water from the East Fork of the Sevier river (which drains into the Great Basin) then transfers it to Tropic and then into the Paria River which heads to the Colorado. It is released when needed for irrigation or to regulate water in the reservoir. There has never been a year water wasn't available since it was opened in 1892 except that drought year of 2002. But that doesn't mean it runs year round. No need for irrigation water in the winter.
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Oct 19th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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As a matter of fact, I planned this trip to start the weekend after the Final Four. I already have my tickets for New Orleans. Been to the F4 the last 3 years, twice to see my Huskies!
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Oct 19th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Huskies, 1st let me apologize for going off topic re you trip. It isnt often that one gets the chance to communicate with a Huskies fan on a travel board. Are you a member of The Boneyard?
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Oct 19th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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I have never been to F4, but I have tickets this year. I wonder where the seats will end up being UCONN-how does that work. I assume I'll be in the nose bleed. I have a room too, but I had a super hard time finding one. I got my tickets thru NCAA website lottery. So, I don't guess I'll know until Feb. or so where I am sitting.
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Oct 21st, 2011, 06:37 AM
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I am a member of the boneyeard, but I am more of a lurker than a poster.

The final four tickets I have gotten for the last 4 years have been through the lottery. I love the experience, so many great basketball fans in one place. Lottery tickets are usually the upper levels, the best I have done is 300 level seats. I did manange to upgrade last year to the 100 level section once UCONN made it (through the alumni office).

Its a great experience, my one suggestion would be to buy the ear peice they sell at the stadium. It allows you to hear 3 feeds (each teams home announcers feeds and the CBS feed.) It enables you to keep up with whats going on when your seats are ALONG way away from the action. Keep you much more involved.

I met Dysons mom and Thebeets family in 09 (stayed at the same hotel as us). Also met many NCAA coaches, and former players (Travis knight, Ray Allen).

Hotels are always tough to come buy, they block out the downtown hotels for Teams, Players, and Media 2 years in advance of the game. We are staying on the outskirts of the city, which usually works out well because we golf on Sunday and Monday during the day. Usually try to catch a Pro BB game on Sunday night, if there is one in town.

If you love college basketball, its a must do.

Enjoy!
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Oct 21st, 2011, 07:28 AM
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You need to be aware that people die on Angels Landing hike. I would not do it with kids. The last part is not nice.
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Oct 21st, 2011, 10:31 AM
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I don't think any kids have ever died on this trail. A couple of teens acting stupid and the rest were adults. Only a few deaths have been actual accidents. Most of them were horseplay or suicide. Yes, it is somewhat dangerous. I am not trying to downplay it. But to me, it's really not that big of a deal. Depends on how well behaved your kids are in a serious situation.
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Oct 30th, 2011, 11:43 PM
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We were in Bryce on April 15th of this year. The Queen's Garden hike was open. There was very little snow left in Bryce. The Navajo loop was closed because of a land slide. Next April might be totally different.

If there is snow you could rent snow shoes! We brought our and were hoping to snow shoe again, but there wasn't enough snow this time.

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Feb 9th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Looking at kayaking antelope canyon. Anyone have any experience with that. Outfitter suggestions, etc...
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Feb 9th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I don't kayak, but you will probably want to start from Antelope Canyon Marina to avoid having to go though all of the Antelope Canyon which can have really rough waters because it's a deep, narrow canyon that gets a lot of use when the main channel is high and dry.

http://lakepowellhouseboating.com/services/watercraft/

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