Grand Canyon North Rim.

After hiking the Narrows at Zion National Park we spent the night in Hurricane Utah and drove down to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon the next day.

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The Full-Time RV Lifestyle.

Life is a series of choices, the better you know yourself the more likely you are to make choices that make you happy as apposed to unhappy. It doesn’t matter whether you live in sticks and bricks or an RV there will be choices to make. The big difference is that you have more options available to you to changes your circumstance when you live in an RV. Make no mistake though life is still about choices, things still break, people still get sick, and life is still life.

I like to dream, its free and fun and there is only one rule; when your dream about all the things you want to do there are no excuses allowed! You know that little voice inside your head that tells you “you can’t” or “you won’t”. When you dream everything is possible! The real fun comes when you believe anything is possible and you stumble on to that dream that ignites your passion, gives you the motivation to chase that dream and before you know it your life has taken a new path towards happiness.

The Full-Time RV lifestyle is a DIY Adventure! Living in an RV is not a one size fits all experience. You will bring your up-bring, life experiences and your skill set to the party and from there one day at time you will build your own Full-Time RV lifestyle. Like anything worth having you will have to work for it, just remember to slow down and enjoy the scenery its about the journey not the destination.

For us we have been to some of the most beautiful places in the United States just check out the archives to see the pictures. This has been an amazing lifestyle for us our only regret is at times we are so far away from our family and our friends with miss them deeply.

The Narrows, Zion National Park

Hiking the Narrows was beautiful and challenging with the current in the river and the bottom full of rocks keeping a good footing was interesting. We used one walking stick if we had to do it again we would use two. We have been trying to do this hike for a couple of years now but the Narrows have been closed when we’re in town. It was well worth the wait.

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Wrapping up Duck Creek Utah.

By now your probable wondering how long were they in Duck Creek Utah. Well we had rented the side by side for 8 hours and we wanted to make the most of it. The last stop was Strawberry Point. Our plan was to watch the sunset from there. As we drove up to Strawberry Point we realized that we didn’t want to drive out of there in the dark. We hung out as long as we could and enjoyed the beauty. Strawberry Point is truly the hidden gem of Duck Creek Utah.

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More from Duck Creek Utah.

Duck Creek Utah has a volcanic history so we took the side by side out to Mammoth Cave to check out the lava tubes. The lava tubes has 5 ways to enter they are all pretty tight to get into and we found out the flashlight we brought doesn’t put out much light. So here are some photos of the entrances we found. Also included a lizard hanging out, local flower and a stump hit by lightning.

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Exploring Duck Creek Utah by UTV.

Duck Creek Utah is a small mountain community near Cedar Breaks National Monument. The people are very friendly and there are some sights to see in the local area. We’ve been talking about getting a Polaris side by side so we rented one and checked out the Duck Creek area. Below are photos of the Duck Creek Ice Cave.

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Driving Hell’s Backbone.

Hell’s Backbone is a gravel road that was cut out through the forest back in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to connect Escalante Utah and Boulder Utah as a summer time short cut. Its a beautiful 30 to 40 mile drive through different scenery. The whole 2 hour drive on this road I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of 1933 automobile could make it up and over this road and if it did how much of a short cut could it be.

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Hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls.

The trail head is located about 20 miles east of Escalante Utah in the Calf Creek Recreation area. The hike is 6 miles round trip and is listed as moderate but most of the hiking on the trail is soft dirt or sand which will challenge your legs. The elevation changes are minimal and the reward is huge. The first 3 photos are aerial views of the canyon where the trail is located. The rest of the photos are views from along the trail as we hiked.

 

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