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From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21

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I started in the Kolob area of Zion's Park
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I started in the Kolob area of Zion's Park
'morning All,

I hope everyone is well and in good spirit.

I spent most of last week down on the Utah Zion's unit until the threat of Flash Floods and heavy snow Weather warnings.

I played Tourist in the AM, hiking in the Park and out in the hunt unit in the afternoon's.

Thanks for taking the time to view All

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21

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My first time actually inside Zion Park and it was pretty dang impressive.

From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21

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I had great Support Snacks for the trip

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16-Mar-21

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Partaaayyyy Town! haha
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Partaaayyyy Town! haha
I stayed outside the Park in a local small town--------->

From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21

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I really enjoy my Airbnb lil house, very private and very quaint inside.

From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21
The only map and book I needed worked well for inside the Zion Park and for outside the park along with 'Offline OnxMaps'

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16-Mar-21

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16-Mar-21

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The next morning I headed into the main park to hike The Narrow's.

Chilly for sure!

From: BULELK1
16-Mar-21

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I decided to spend the late morning and afternoon in the Mnt Carmel area of the unit via the east side entrance/exit.

I had to go thru that Tunnel to get there----kinda eeeerrrriiieeeee!

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16-Mar-21

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16-Mar-21

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16-Mar-21

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It sure was nice to be in mid-March all Slim-n-Trim from winter training and a strict diet!

This wrap's it up for this early AM, more to follow.

Thanks again for taking the time to view, All

Good luck, Robb

From: Pyrannah
16-Mar-21
cool pictures! thanks for sharing...

i have been wanting to do a trip to zion.... try hiking angels landing?

Lol.. that one is not for me...

From: Huntcell
16-Mar-21
Those National Geographic maps are nice. Thanks for the trip update.

From: Riverman
16-Mar-21
Those dots are addictive. I needed counseling! I like the original more than the southwest style. Great pics!

16-Mar-21
I think your GOAT is wearing the wrong colors :)

16-Mar-21
Don't tell me you walked up the "Narrows" at this time of year? That water is chilly even during the summer months!! Go hike Angels Landing if you want some views. There is a razorback that's about 5' wide on that hike. You fall off either side and it's about a 500' drop. If you are afraid of heights I DO NOT recommend it though!

From: Rut Nut
16-Mar-21
The wife and I did Zion and Bryce on our honeymoon back in ................................well, many many moons ago! ;-)

I remember that tunnel.......................and the "window"! We hiked the narrows and did some horseback riding. Utah is probably my favorite state!

16-Mar-21
Zion is one of the NPs that every parent should take their children to before they leave home. It's amazing. My other recommendations are the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Yosemite, Redwoods, Yellowstone, Glacier, Carlsbad Caverns, and Olympic. Such amazing examples of the USA's natural beauty.

And that Zion ram hunt would be an absolute dream. But unfortunately, I'm going to win the Kaiporowitz tag... :)

From: JohnMC
16-Mar-21
The tunnel can't be to "eeeerrrriiieeeee" or you would have had your phone down, two hands on the wheel and not taking pictures! Looks like a fun trip to a area I would like to visit.

From: brettpsu
16-Mar-21
On our family trip to Utah last year we would see sheep in the Mt Carmel area every day. That was one of my kids favorite areas. They just loved the strange formations and colors of the rock. We would walk for miles on nothing but solid rock.

From: SteveB
16-Mar-21
Thanks definitely on the list!

From: elkmtngear
16-Mar-21
Did Bryce and Zion a few Years back. You did it right, Robb, hit it early!

We went around mid-April, and the amount of people in Zion was ridiculous!

From: bighorn
16-Mar-21
Looks like fun!

From: BULELK1
17-Mar-21

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Hey Thanks!

I wore my knee-ish high rubber insulated hunting boots to do the Narrows that morning.

I was going to do Angles Landing but the Flash Flood warnings started lighting up my phone so I bailed down before getting to far UP!

True that ~~ the sheep like the Golf course in Mnt. Carmel-------->

John, I was doing like 5 miles an hour in the tunnel, haha

Sure, some pix of the lil house inside to come

Iddy, if ya draw that tag, I'll go do a Photo/Scouting trip for ya early on!

Thanks for viewing All,

Robb

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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I started taking these type seat cover warmers like I have at home because I like a Warm Sit-down Office! haha

From: BULELK1
17-Mar-21

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Other than starting up Angel's Landing, the Spookiest trail was the Overlook trail right out of the east end of the Tunnel

Talk about 'The Boys' Sucking Up in places!

From: BULELK1
17-Mar-21

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The neatest trail hike was into the Emerald Pools.

Going under the waterfalls was really kool

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17-Mar-21

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17-Mar-21

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No doggies in the Park so this place had a real nice option if ya are bringing your lap Dog!

From: BULELK1
17-Mar-21

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Pri$$ey!! haha
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Pri$$ey!! haha
That wraps it up for this early AM

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

Some this-n-that in the morning mayana

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
18-Mar-21

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Lot's of eBike rentals (in town) before the main entrance, to help keep the traffic down and the shuttle wasn't running yet but it can get crowded later in the mornings into the evening.

Yes~~ those National Geographic/Trails Illustrated maps are great.

For osme reason the pic of the boots I wore up the Narrows didn't post yesterday....

From: BULELK1
18-Mar-21

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Some cheaper lodging is available!

From: BULELK1
18-Mar-21

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Very nice RV park in Virgin, maybe 10 miles from the park

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18-Mar-21

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18-Mar-21
It seem's like no matter where my travels take me, I always find a local artist that is very creative.

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18-Mar-21

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18-Mar-21

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Lot's and lot's of Steep access made from local trees ect

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18-Mar-21

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18-Mar-21

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The only downside to going early like this is getting into area's of the hunt unit are still snow depth related, gated closed.

I didn't get into Blue Springs or Kolob reservoir's which is really good hunting option.

I didn't draw the bow only tag last year but they cut 60% of the tags from 5 tags down to just 2 tags and those 2 hunters had 0% success-------->

Yes a fellow bowsiter drew a Non-Ressy tag last year and he earned his Ram for sure.

I did get down towards Colorado City along the Utah/Az. state line and it was productive.

If any of ya draw a tag, for sure feel welcome to reach out to me for some pix and some more intel.

That wraps this Photo/Scouting trip up.

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: Pyrannah
18-Mar-21
Fantastic trip!

From: brettpsu
18-Mar-21
The pools look pretty dry compared to a year ago. Still pretty dry there Robb?

From: KHunter
18-Mar-21
Did I just see a photo tour of a motel or vrbo rental room.... and a carpeted toilet seat photo? Where's the sheep pics?

18-Mar-21
WTH is the difference between "fire wood" and "organic fire wood?"

From: KHunter
19-Mar-21
Hand cut with an axe made from sustainable iron ore sources hand gathered in nonmotorized access rainforests and that has never been treated with anything other than natural, non-petroleum based oils that is swung only by organic and nonGMO eating human doused only with all natural patchouli oil perfume.

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