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Nancy Stassinopoulos Sep 03, 2015 at 12:39 AM

I will be coming from San Diego for the September 7th trip. Just checked the weather, and it will indeed be varied. I'm bringing hiking shorts and long pants, but rain gear won't be needed. Can't wait to meet my fellow trekkers!

Barbara Carnes May 30, 2015 at 06:58 AM

I did this trip in May 2014 - it was awesome! Lots of good hikes and the guides were great.
One tip - before you go check the weather for EACH LOCATION (not just St. George). It can be quite cold at Bryce (8000+ ft) while warm in Zion and St. George.

Pamela Parker Mar 17, 2015 at 03:23 PM

I will be coming from Albuquerque for the March 30-April 5, 2015 trip. Is anyone else coming from here? I also attended the Staircase to the Past: Utah's Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments 4 years ago and can't wait to go back and spend more time hiking in Bryce Canyon and Zion.

Elaine Winter Mar 16, 2015 at 04:26 PM

Louise and I are going on the Oct. 5th hike. We are looking forward to some exercise and some great scenery. Any details that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Elaine Winter Mar 16, 2015 at 04:28 PM

Louise and Elaine are from Detroit, Michigan area!
Bob Polkinghorn Aug 11, 2015 at 05:53 PM

Kathy and I are from Mt. Shasta, CA. and are on the same trip. Should be fun!!
Mike & Marian Appel Sep 13, 2015 at 07:08 PM

Marian & I are from the Cleveland Ohio area, on the same trip. starting to get excited about this vacation.
Sally Roberts Sep 14, 2015 at 01:49 PM

We are coming in from Moraga, CA. Has anyone arranged a shuttle from the airport?
Bob Polkinghorn Sep 14, 2015 at 03:27 PM

I have, Sally. I arranged it with St. George Express (435) 652-1100, or https://www.stgeorgeexpress.com. We are leaving Las vegas Airport on Oct. 5 about 11:30 AM and returning to the Airport form College Inn at about 9:00. The other shuttle is St. George Shuttle, which is rec. by RS. Both are fine. Our cost was $110 for two, round trip.
Sally Roberts Sep 14, 2015 at 05:25 PM

Thanks Bob. I'm trying to book online with St. George Express. What drop off location did you use in St. George? College Inn isn't listed.
Bob Polkinghorn Sep 14, 2015 at 06:26 PM

College Inn. Right, it was not listed but the person I spoke with in the office said that's where they would take us given we were with RS. Apparently they do this often enough, as it seemed to be no big deal. Good luck.
Sally Roberts Sep 14, 2015 at 07:10 PM

Thanks so much. I've got our shuttle scheduled. We will be on the 2:00. See you there!
Bob Polkinghorn Sep 14, 2015 at 07:13 PM

Great. Look forward to meeting you. We used to live in Oakland (I worked for UC) and my wife, Kathy, was assistant City Manager in Orinda. Cheers!
Sally Roberts Sep 14, 2015 at 07:17 PM

Small world...we are in Moraga. We've been here 30 years...both of us grew up in Orinda. Hiking tonight to get our legs in shape.

Reta Daugherty Dec 05, 2014 at 01:02 PM

I am thinking about this trip. If you've done the Observation hike could you please tell me if there are any parts that have skinny ledges with high drop offs. ( scared of heights but if the path is wide I would probably do okay,)

Carol Catinari Jul 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

I am signed up for the Oct. 6 trip, and wondering where other participants are coming from... I'm from Northern California.
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 30, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Hi Carol, I'm coming from Seattle - looking forward to the trip!
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

from Judy L
Elaine Winter Mar 13, 2015 at 09:27 PM

Louise and I (Elaine) are from Michigan
Mike & Marian Appel Sep 13, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Marian & I are from the Cleveland Ohio area.
Sally Roberts Sep 14, 2015 at 01:50 PM

We are flying in from No. California. Arriving at noon and plan to take the 1:30 shuttle out to St. George.

Michelle Shipley May 14, 2014 at 02:53 PM

I am signed up for 9/8 trip wondering what Shuttle service you used to get to Saint George? How was the Trip?

Rose M Feb 04, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The March 31st session will be my Very First Road Scholar plunge!! Is anyone planning to drive.... or need a ride.... from Washington State ? If flying, are you landing in St. George or Vegas ?
CHeers !
Susan Lang Feb 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Hi Rose! My husband Tom and I will be on this trip -- it's our first Road Scholar trip too. We are flying into Vegas (arriving 10:30 am), and then taking the shuttle. Have you found any others that are going to be on our trip?
Rose M Feb 15, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Hello Again, Susan, I have not heard from any other brave hikers who will share our journey..... but expect they'll be along soon.
Ian Richmond Mar 22, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Hello, I will be attending Mar 31 program too, my first one. I'm driving down from Canada. Looking forward to it!
Susan Lang Mar 22, 2014 at 01:03 PM

Great, Ian! We'll meet you then! That's quite a drive!
Rose M Mar 26, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Ahhh, We are short-timers now....... Our adventure is soon to begin ! Safe travels to All !
Richard Lekang Mar 28, 2014 at 04:26 PM

My wife and I will be flying to Las Vegas from Mpls and taking the shuttle up to St. George. This is our first Road Scholar trip.
Rose M Mar 29, 2014 at 01:31 AM

Hello Richard.... It seems a number of us will be new Road Scholars. Interesting to wonder how each of us arrived at this particular crossroad.... at this point in our journey. Guess we'll have lots of time to unravel such mysteries on the trail ! Safe Travels !

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