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Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

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Cathy Kleber Apr 17, 2015 at 11:28 AM

My husband and I just signed up for this program June 1-11. Another couple, our good friends, are coming along with us. Very excited! I'm interested in this conversation about the trip. I especially would love ideas for packing, and I'd love to know names, info., etc. of others who are going with us!! Thanks!
Roberta Hung Apr 17, 2015 at 02:27 PM

I took this trip 2 years ago and absolutely loved it! Dress for summer weather. Utah is dry, and even the breeze is a dry heat. So wear clothes that wick perspiration away the body. Also clothes that wash and dry quickly. At sites where we stayed 2 days, I rinsed off clothes in the vanity and hung them up over the AC fan to dry. Since it was too hot for hiking boots, I wore leather sneaks with a solid sole. Some folks wore sandals and I wouldn't recommend them as the walk in Monument Valley is on a dried river bed with lots of deep sand and large gravel. All dining areas were informal, no need to dress up.
Cathy Kleber Apr 18, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Thanks! Great info!

Greg Taylor Mar 19, 2015 at 05:50 PM

I'm going on the June 1, 2015 trip. Anyone else?
Cathy Kleber Apr 18, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Yes...going then too!

D Sue Church Sep 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I am going on Sept 22 trip. Would like to hear from you if you are on this tour.

Deanna & John Mooney Sep 07, 2014 at 08:15 PM

This is an AWESOME trip - If you get Marc & Crystal, you will learn soo much & be entertained, too. Great leaders! We did this trip Sept 2013 with 42 other folks on the bus. So seriously, when some of you ask if anyone is going, RS would have cancelled it if they didn't meet their minimum.

Susan Brandenburg Sep 06, 2014 at 09:08 PM

Anyone going on the Sept 15th trip?? One week to go! We are coming from Charlotte, NC
Bob Retsema Sep 13, 2014 at 02:43 PM

I am. Bob Retsema

Diane Jackson Aug 30, 2014 at 06:12 PM

Anyone going on this Trip on Sept. 29th?

John Viera Aug 14, 2014 at 01:59 PM

Antone registered on the 9/8 trip? This will be our first on RS.

Cathy Owen Aug 07, 2014 at 03:22 PM

I am thinking of going on the 9/15 trip and it will be my first RS trip. Was also considering doing the RS hiking trip in the Canyonlands instead. Reactions? Suggestions?
Kenneth Doine Sep 03, 2014 at 02:04 PM

I did this trip in June...truly amazing. It also was my first RS trip, and won't be my last. Suggest you have a small backpack or bag that you can carry small items plus a water bottle, believe me you will be drinking more water than you can believe. A hiking pole was a great addition to have also. bring a bag of protein or energy bars, yoiu will be fed well but on some of the longer hikes nice to have.

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10 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips


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