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Parks & Canyons - the most inspiring trip ever
28/01/2012, 12:57 PM
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Parks & Canyons - the most inspiring trip ever
If anyone wants the most amazing trip, book on this one. I went on one last June as the itinarary was perfect for me. I met some great people (a reunion is happening in February) and loved the fantastic scenery. Our tour guide, Anne was fantatsic, and so knowledgable.

I enjoyed being so high up and the walking that I decided to do more walking. In October I am going to trek up Machu Picchu for the Cancer Centre at Barts Hospital. This is a cause close to my heart, as a friend was treated there.


So, who knows what might happen if you sign up for Just you holiday!!

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09/02/2012, 08:14 PM
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Hi Rachael

You mentioned that you enjoyed the walking on the parks and canyons trip. Is there much opportunity for hiking with the busy schedule?

I toured New England last year and one of the highlights was the amount of walking I did in the mountains of New Hampshire so to able to do similar in the parks would be great.
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12/02/2012, 10:00 AM
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Hi Rachael,
Enjoyed yesterdays reunion, was great to see you all again and have a laugh, hope you didn't have too many cocktails after I left to catch my train, lol.
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16/02/2012, 09:56 AM
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(09/02/2012 08:14 PM)Davefl Wrote:  Hi Rachael

You mentioned that you enjoyed the walking on the parks and canyons trip. Is there much opportunity for hiking with the busy schedule?

I toured New England last year and one of the highlights was the amount of walking I did in the mountains of New Hampshire so to able to do similar in the parks would be great.
Hi Dave


To be honest not much, so if you're a seasoned hiker you may be frustrated. Saying that, at the Grand Canyon, if you don't do the helicopter ride, there would be quite a bit of time. However, the helicopter ride was spectacular. There was a couple of hours at Bryce Canyon, and the same in Zion.

It's a great trip though!

Hope this helps.

Rachael
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16/02/2012, 09:57 AM
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Hi Mick


We had a few!


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16/02/2012, 07:49 PM
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RE: Parks & Canyons - the most inspiring trip ever
(16/02/2012 09:56 AM)Rachael Gurney Wrote:  
(09/02/2012 08:14 PM)Davefl Wrote:  Hi Rachael

You mentioned that you enjoyed the walking on the parks and canyons trip. Is there much opportunity for hiking with the busy schedule?

I toured New England last year and one of the highlights was the amount of walking I did in the mountains of New Hampshire so to able to do similar in the parks would be great.
Hi Dave


To be honest not much, so if you're a seasoned hiker you may be frustrated. Saying that, at the Grand Canyon, if you don't do the helicopter ride, there would be quite a bit of time. However, the helicopter ride was spectacular. There was a couple of hours at Bryce Canyon, and the same in Zion.

It's a great trip though!

Hope this helps.

Rachael

Appreciate the info, thanks. I'm not a seasoned hiker by any means but I really enjoyed it over there. Mind you I had two weeks of glorious weather so it couldn't have been any better.

Good tip about the canyon. I won't be doing the helicopter ride so I'll plan in one of the trails instead.
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17/02/2012, 12:20 PM
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Dave,
I didn't do the helicopter as I'd done it before so walked a fair way down the muel trail. One tip give yourself plenty of time to come back up as its hard going with the altitude and heat.

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20/02/2012, 08:02 AM
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(17/02/2012 12:20 PM)Mick W Wrote:  Dave,
I didn't do the helicopter as I'd done it before so walked a fair way down the muel trail. One tip give yourself plenty of time to come back up as its hard going with the altitude and heat.

Mick

Thanks, will do.
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24/03/2012, 01:15 PM
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RE: Parks & Canyons - the most inspiring trip ever
(28/01/2012 12:57 PM)Rachael Gurney Wrote:  If anyone wants the most amazing trip, book on this one. I went on one last June as the itinarary was perfect for me. I met some great people (a reunion is happening in February) and loved the fantastic scenery. Our tour guide, Anne was fantatsic, and so knowledgable.

I enjoyed being so high up and the walking that I decided to do more walking. In October I am going to trek up Machu Picchu for the Cancer Centre at Barts Hospital. This is a cause close to my heart, as a friend was treated there.


So, who knows what might happen if you sign up for Just you holiday!!

If you are interested in what I'm doing have a look on:
http://www.justgiving.com/RGurney1


Have just returned from the same trip myself 2 days ago - and it was fantastic! We even had a bit of snow too which made Zion Park look even more spectacular - it's quite a busy itinerary ith plenty of early starts, but well worth it - i used Vegas as the 'chill out' part of the holiday. Lisa our tour manager was the best, very knowledgable and enthusiastic. Looking forward to my next trip with JY. Wink
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