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01/16/2009 06:10:10 PM · #1
Hello all. We're planning for this years Redrock GTG in the southern Utah area. Actually the 4th Annual Red Rock GTG (I can't count).

We'llhead to the Utah/Arizona border between Kanab, Utah and Page, AZ. It will allow us to go to Antelope Canyon, Coyote Butte (The Wave), Zions National Park, and even to the Grand Canyon.

We're looking at June 11-16 (Thurs - Tuesday) with flexibility (come for the days you can come.)

It's official! We have 10 rooms held for us at the Treasure Trail Motel in Kanab, Utah from June 11 through June 16, 2009.

Now, it's time to make your reservations. Use the Treasure Trail Motel reservation web page to make your reservation. You can cancel up to 48 hours before your reservation without any charge. You'll need to give them a card number to hold the room, but no charges will be made until you arrive.

They do fill up in June, but it's early enough to have plenty of space right now.

When you make your reservation, put that you are with the DPChallenge Redrock Get Together (Becky Tesch). The rate chart in the link is current. If you have AAA, there's a 10% discount.

For those interested in a less pricey option, I talked with Crazy Horse Camppark, @ 625 E. 300 S., Kanab, (435) 644-2782. They have RV, but also have tent sites for $16/night + tax. That includes the shower, etc. and wireless internet. Of course, you would need a tent, or similar.

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Message edited by author 2009-06-05 13:27:14.
01/16/2009 06:18:48 PM · #2
Hand in the air. Interested.
01/16/2009 06:25:39 PM · #3
Probable- Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday morning. Thread now watched..
01/16/2009 06:44:47 PM · #4
Interested, not committed. Depends on business.

eta: I received your PM Becky. Thanks.

Message edited by author 2009-01-16 18:45:45.
01/16/2009 06:46:33 PM · #5
I'm interested. I've done Paria Canyon and always wanted to do a few of the others around there.

Message edited by author 2009-01-16 18:46:48.
01/16/2009 07:50:47 PM · #6
Count me in for now, I going to put forth the best effort to make it.
01/16/2009 08:42:18 PM · #7
Kanab may be a great place to have for a base for part of the time at least

Here are the travel times to some great places:
• Bryce Canyon National Park - 1hr 15 min.
• Cedar Breaks National Monument - 1hr 15 min.
• Grand Canyon National Park - 1 hr 30 min.
• Grand Staircase National Monument - 20 min. (the Wave and Paria are here)
• Glen Canyon (Lake Powell) NRA - 1 hour
• Zion National Park - 30 min.
• Salt Lake City, Utah - 5 hours
• Cedar City, Utah - 1 hr 15 min.
• Saint George, Utah - 1 hr 30 min.
• Page, Arizona - 1 hr 30 min.
• Las Vegas, Nevada - 3 hours
• Brian Head, Utah - 2 hours



Kanab, Utah is well known as a center for many of the western movies created since the 1940’s. In fact over 100 Westerns have been made in the Kanab region. Click Here to view a map of the area! Not only will you enjoy seeing Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell (Glen Canyon), and the Grand Canyon North Rim, but you also enjoy the following other attractions:

The Parks...
• Pipe Spring National Monument
• Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
• Kaibab National Forest
The Attractions...
• Paria Movie Set and Ghost Town
• Frontier Movie Town
• Denny’s Wigwam – Western Village Shops
• Paria Wilderness Area (Slot Canyons)
• Gunsmoke Movie Set
Here's a link to a good map of the area[/thumb][/thumb]



01/16/2009 09:10:00 PM · #8
SOunds fun, and I'm interested!
01/16/2009 10:04:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by dsidwell:

SOunds fun, and I'm interested!


It would be great to have you make it - you're always interested. We just need to get you there. ;-)
01/16/2009 11:01:23 PM · #10
Uber interested here. I may be off photojournalizing in Guatemala during that time (nope, not excited at all!), but nothing is concrete yet. They're having trouble raising funds for the season, and I'll be an early cut if they have to make cuts. So we'll see. But if I'm around I would be interested in the full week.

Thanks for the PM and getting this started Becky!
01/17/2009 01:37:52 AM · #11
I'd certainly be interested in coming back down again this year Becky. Not sure as yet but I'll let you know when I can firm it up. I spent a little time in Zion before meeting you all last year and would love to go back and explore the area, especially Coyote Buttes!
01/17/2009 09:07:56 AM · #12
the Wave is tough to get into. Had a MD I worked with that had to put in 8 months prior to get to hike in there.
01/17/2009 01:28:19 PM · #13
Count me in.
01/17/2009 04:18:41 PM · #14
Originally posted by dacrazyrn:

the Wave is tough to get into. Had a MD I worked with that had to put in 8 months prior to get to hike in there.


Yes, it is hard to get into. As mentioned in the 1st post, there's a lottery system to get permits. However, now it is set up that you apply up to 4 months in advance for 3 possible days. During the most popular months, March - May, you have about a 10% chance of getting selected. Going in June will help increase the odds. All we can do is try.
01/17/2009 04:31:11 PM · #15
Hi rebecca , Please add me to the interested list TL
01/17/2009 04:54:23 PM · #16
Interested.
01/19/2009 03:53:36 PM · #17
Rebecca got the PM. Put me on the interested list. That weekend may be bad since its our anniversary..... But I'll have to ask!
Thread is now watched!
01/19/2009 03:57:14 PM · #18
I'll keep you guys posted, not sure how much time off I can get, but I would like to come. I just can't say definitively say either way. I'm on the complete other side of the state of Utah so it'd be quite a drive too. But, I may be interested, would be fun. I'll let y'all know though.
01/19/2009 04:12:40 PM · #19
Originally posted by treimee:

Rebecca got the PM. Put me on the interested list. That weekend may be bad since its our anniversary..... But I'll have to ask!
Thread is now watched!


My 1st "GTG" was over our anniversary with a group from SLC. It turned out to be wonderful. We were away from home and responsibilities and were able to leave the group for our own time. For the past several years, the Redrock GTG has been at our anniversary. For us it works. ;-)
01/19/2009 04:20:00 PM · #20
The 1st post is editted to update the thread. I realized over the weekend that this is the FOURTH annual Redrock GTG. Wow!

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Tom, Steve, John, JB, Dave and all, it will be great to see you again.
01/20/2009 08:06:16 AM · #21
Becky,

Are these dates firm? If so I will go ahead an book my ticket when I get back home next week. (I'm here in Utah now for work) My wife and I are planning a vacation trip to Moab in May so it will be nice to get a double helping for S.Utah so early in the year. The only bad thing about Florida is it's to far from Arches!
01/20/2009 08:09:14 AM · #22
Hey Becky,
Thanks for the PM and the info, but I think we'll have to skip this one. April temperatures out there were bad enough two years ago, I can't even imaging what it will be like in June. I look forward to the images, and you guys will all have a blast. This has been one of my favorite areas of the country. I just think that I need to see it in January when the temps are down into the mid-80s.

E
01/20/2009 08:17:11 AM · #23
Eric it's not that bad at all in June, check out the averages for Kanab

Day Sunrise Sunset Avg.High Avg.Low Mean Record High Record Low

11 6:10 AM 8:50 PM 87°F 45°F 66°F 97°F (1994) 25°F (1964)
12 6:10 AM 8:50 PM 88°F 46°F 67°F 100°F (1974) 36°F (1964)
13 6:10 AM 8:51 PM 88°F 46°F 67°F 100°F (1987) 38°F (1983)
14 6:10 AM 8:51 PM 88°F 46°F 67°F 100°F (2000) 30°F (1964)
15 6:10 AM 8:52 PM 88°F 46°F 67°F 98°F (1974) 33°F (1992)
16 6:10 AM 8:52 PM 89°F 47°F 68°F 97°F (2002) 34°F (1957)

Guess I need a table.....

Message edited by author 2009-01-20 08:18:03.
01/20/2009 11:04:56 AM · #24
Originally posted by jrtodd:

Becky,

Are these dates firm? If so I will go ahead an book my ticket when I get back home next week. (I'm here in Utah now for work) My wife and I are planning a vacation trip to Moab in May so it will be nice to get a double helping for S.Utah so early in the year. The only bad thing about Florida is it's to far from Arches!


They are soft-firm. In other words, the only hitch would be getting rooms. I'll work on putting aside a group of rooms in the next couple of days.

I do have a question of all of you. Are you okay staying in Kanab and making a side trip to Antelope Canyon and the Page area, or would you like to spend some of the time in Page?
01/20/2009 11:57:09 AM · #25
I'm definitely interested and will be watching the thread.
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