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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - Zion National Park, Springdale UT

Five pm at South Campground, Zion National Park, April 9, 2011
Five pm at South Campground, Zion National Park, April 9, 2011

Just in time

Just in time the Feds agreed on a budget late last night and Zion is open. But nearly everybody left the campground yesterday and today. It's about 5 pm and this campground is usually filled by now. Not today. Question: so was it the atrocious weather or the threat of a shutdown that sent them packing? Anyway, I'm pleased not to have to travel up the hill over the weekend before the storm clears.

Just in time I shot the above picture not 5 minutes before a blustery snow squall blew through - complete with thunder and lightning. It had partly cleared earlier and it was nice to see the mountains again. Not nice enough to get me out with the camera though. Darn.

Night camp

Site 112 - South Campground, Zion National Park, Springdale UT

The Only Misfortune Of It

The only misfortune of it is that Mr. Jefferson's sayings are never well digested, often extravagant, and never consistently pursued. He has not a clear head, and never pursues any question through. His ambition and his cunning are the only steady qualities in him. His imagination and ambition are too strong for his reason.

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