Hi Members, 
Distance 2B Traveled


Hi Group, 

ZION NATIONAL PARK CAMPING TRIP

THURSDAY Oct 6  to SUNDAY, Oct 10


CAMPING, HIKING, NARROW, Bryce Canyon, WILD ANIMALS, HOT SHOWERS, FLUSH TOILETS, GREAT PLACES TO EAT, CAMPFIRES, AND GOOD FRIENDS. 

WE ARE GOING TO ZION NATIONAL PARK ALSO SPENDING A FULL DAY IN Bryce Canyon

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CAMPING SPOTS 

 003 AND 004 WATCHMAN CAMPGROUND

​The campsite had 6 benches in each campsite, a fire pit, and was located near the restrooms.

There is no rain shelter, but there is a shade shelter.

NONELECTRIC so you can not plug in your cellphones.  You can in town while eating lunch or dinner. 
No Showers, but there are public showers in town.  
Yes there are flush toilets. :)  

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FOOD LOCKERS

Your food must either be stored in a storage box or in your car.  If you have a sturdy ice chest or dry food box that locks and can be secured then you should be ok.  Do not leave food out at the campsite.  Rangers will ticket site. 

DON'T LEAVE ANY FOOD IN YOUR TENT.


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TENT SIZE 
 NO SIX PERSON TENTS or larger.  

THE CAMPING SPOTS ARE PADDED AND YOU CAN NOT EXCEED THE PAD LOCATION FOR A TENT.  

1. LARGEST TENT IS 5 PERSON for 2 or more people.

 2.  A ONE PERSON YOU CAN GO TO A 4 PERSON TENT.   

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PARKING 
 Parking- Only 14 vehicles may park BETWEEN THE TWO group spots. Remaining car are parked at the visitor center which is a 5 minute walk from campground.   The 14 cars park at the group location will be determined on two factors. 

1.  Who has the most carpooling passengers.  If there is an equal amount of carpooling passengers but more cars, then we will do a lottery to see who remains and who must park in overflow.  


2. Who is willing to leave their vehicle the entire time at the campground, allows food storage in their vehicle and makes their key accessible for all to utilize food storage.  

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FEE INCLUDES. 
This includes 4 nights of camping. I will be your guide  into the Narrows and I will plan some other great hikes once we have a good Idea of Weather 
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FIREWOOD

EACH ADULT MUST PURCHASE A BUNDLE OF WOOD.  WE MAY NEED TO PURCHASE A SECOND BUNDLE.  DON'T BE CHEAP FOR YOU DIMINISH OUR CAMPFIRE EXPERIENCE.  

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WEATHER 

AFTERNOON RAINS ARE NOT UNCOMMON.  IT CAN BE HOT AND IT CAN BE COLD.  IT CAN BE BREEZY AND...IT COULD SNOW.  

A TYPICAL OCTOBER DAY IS WARM, AFTERNOON THUNDERSHOWER, COOL TO COLD NIGHTS.  
 
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Watchman Campground has no SHOWERS. 
There are public showers in Springdale WHICH IS A 15 MINUTE WALK FROM OUR CAMPSITE . $5 for a few minutes. 
also
The river next to the campground is amazing and a great place to take a dip to clean off. 


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WEDNESDAY, Oct 6

DRIVING: 
My Plan is to leave at 6:30 am. 
Without stopping it is a 6 hour drive. We will be stopping 
I will be stopping in Las Vegas for Lunch. 
location to be determined

With all lunch and bathroom breaks.... we will arrive in Springdale (Watchtower Camping site before 4 pm 

We will step up tents and grab dinner in town. (You can walk from the campground into town)
Tripadvisor Restaurants Suggestions:
 

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THURSDAY 

THE NARROWS HIKE- THIS HIKE MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME SINCE WE ARE WALKING IN A RIVER BED WHICH IS ROCKY. 

Early morning rise to catch the first bus to the Narrows. The first bus to leave is 6:00 am from the Zion Canyon Visitor center. The Center is walking distance from the Watchman Campground. My plan is to be on that early bus to avoid the crowds that will hit the narrows as the morning continues to afternoon. You can catch the Narrows at anytime. There is no pressure to join me. Sleep in and enjoy Zion. :) I will be packing a lunch for the hike. My plan is to go as far back as I can. You can turn around at any time. You should have water shoes and walking stick (wood stick are best on the slippery rocks), and bring drinking water. You will get wet on this hike. Possibly head to toe. 
Narrow Video  














 
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FRIDAY

IS Bryce Canyon 

​OUR TWO HOUR DRIVE WILL PAYOFF.  WE WILL SPEND A FULL DAY IN Bryce Canyon









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SATURDAY 

I will have a list of hiking options. You can join me or explore this amazing park on your own. 
Link for Hikes - 

Dinner Saturday- I will be heading out for dinner. Not sure where at this point of time. 
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SUNDAY

THE DRIVE HOME

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YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP UNTIL EITHER DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED  


I totally expect this trip to sell out
 
REFUND?
Refunds are only issue if there is a waiting list and those on the list purchase your spot directly from you.  


This is a rain or shine event.  Full Refunds will only occur if Nation Park closes park for any unforeseen reason.  PAYMENT, CASH, CHECK, PAYPAL, VENMO, QUICKCASH, FACEBOOK PAY...THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHERS. 

YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP UNTIL EITHER DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED  

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NOTE THAT PAYPAL I DO PASS ON THE PROCESSING FEES.

IF YOU DO PAYPAL SEND MONEY THROUGH FRIENDS AND FAMILY...NO FEES THAT WAY 


IF CHECK 
DISTANCE 2B TRAVELED 
69683 PLEASANT GROVE 
CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234


PLEASE TEXT ME TO LET ME KNOW YOU ARE SENDING A CHECK 


​Jason Bruecks 

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PAYMENT 

YEARLY MEMBERS 

$225 PER PERSON (NOT SHARING A TENT)

$200 PER PERSON (​SHARING AT TENT)


NON YEARLY MEMBERS

$300 (NOT SHARING AT TENT)

$270 PER PERSON (SHARING AT TENT)


KIDS (12 OR YOUNGER)

 $150

Kids are welcome but hikes are in water (Narrows) and many of the hikes are elevation gain and drop.  


Not Camping, but joining us on our adventure 

$100 per person

Note on the Not Camping Group.  I can only take 30 people into the Narrows so I am limited adds from Hotels to 4 people. So 26 campers and 4 hoteliers. 
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REQUEST TO PAY 


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A GOOD ATTITUDE IS REQUIRED

Lastly, A GOOD ATTITUDE IS A MUST. I CAN SHOW YOU NATURE BUT I CAN'T PROVIDE YOU A GOOD EXPERIANCE. 
YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A FUN TIME REQUIRES A GOOD ATTITUDE AND PATIENCE.  I WILL AS GROUP LEADER POINT OUT BAD ATTITUDES AND DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR.  NO DISCUSSION OF POLITICS, RELIGION, OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU.... THERE IS A $5 JAR FOR BREAKING OUR POLITICS, RELIGION OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU JAR.  


All the Best, 

Jason Bruecks



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