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Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and Picturesque Antelope Canyon

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Mimi Locknar Mar 29, 2015 at 04:15 PM

Anyone who has taken this tour before - is there any need to bring "dressy" clothes? I'm thinking capris and slacks are enough...
Helen Sternheim Mar 29, 2015 at 04:21 PM

I usually take casual clothing on most RS trips. I have done over 80

Our weather last year on this trip ranged from snow and sleet at the high elevation to 92F back in St. George, Utah so my boots worn coming from Canada were useful. One pair capris but jeans and Slackware fine ~ no dressy times. Have fun, simply a wonderful trip!

Slackware = slacks ( computer had a mind of its own!) ¿¿
Mimi Locknar Mar 29, 2015 at 05:19 PM

What time of year did you go?

2nd week in May.

Nancy Dannels Mar 29, 2015 at 04:02 PM

My college roommate and I are going on the May 18 to May 28 tour. Hope to connect with others that are on this tour. Also still wondering about whether capris vs. slacks are best.
Helen Sternheim Mar 29, 2015 at 04:18 PM

We did this trip in late Sept 2011. I wore shorts some days and slacks on other days. It depended on the altitude.
Helen Sternheim Mar 29, 2015 at 04:18 PM

Our photos http://umassk12.net/photo/utahweb/

Betty Merriman Mar 24, 2015 at 10:05 PM

This is a question for anyone over 70 in good health and active has taken this trip as to whether the elevation affected them and limited their participation in any of the activities.
Helen Sternheim Mar 25, 2015 at 03:59 PM

I suggest talking to your doctor. I do not think reactions to high altitude is age dependent. However your meds could be a factor.

Terri Rappaport Mar 24, 2015 at 03:08 PM

My husband and I just signed up for the April 2nd trip. This will be our 5th RS trip. We're looking forward to meeting our trip-mates! I am curious about the jeep tour mentioned in a previous post. Any info from someone who has done it is appreciated.

Dsofine Mar 23, 2015 at 08:48 PM

I'm attending 4/2-4/12/15 and am seeking a female roommate who enjoys the silence of the desert as much as I do--NO TV--just the rustling of the desert. :)

Mimi Locknar Mar 23, 2015 at 05:29 PM

I'm attending the Staircase to the Past Utah tour April 23-May 3. I'm having trouble getting a flight home to Chicago May 3 until midnight. Anyone one want to hang out during the day?

Cynthia Hosick Mar 20, 2015 at 05:23 PM

We two are going to reserve a sunset jeep tour on Sunday March 29th. If anyone on our tour would like to share our jeep (total cost $300). Two more people can go besides us (total of four adults plus the driver). This is with Dan Mick jeep tours, and will be up on the slick rock above Moab, starting about 5pm.

Richel Papapietro Feb 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM

CORRECTION!!! I just found out we will have more time on our free evening on Sunday Sep 27th vs Sat Sep 26th. So that is the night I chose to go on a jeep sunset tour. BTW, I understand you can select your level of adventure so we are going for the max!! Still looking for 2 folks to join us.

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