Eric & Gayle Bruce (24020)
Utah Pathfinders – Presidents
It’s true! It’s true! There is now a chapter in Utah. The Utah Pathfinders were chartered and officially became the 100th chapter in the NKK. We want to thank Larry & Mary Roberts for the initial inspiration at the 2021 International Rally last year. Their encouragement has been so appreciated. We would also like to thank our Utah State Directors, Laurie Hunt & Duane Paige, for all the hand holding. We know we wouldn’t have navigated this journey without their expert advice and encouragement. Thank you for your patience.
Our first rally was October 14-17 in a brand-new RV Park called Zion View RV Park in Hurricane, Utah. This park is made especially for large rigs and toads. Most of our activities were in the incredible Zion National Park. The Utah Pathfinders enjoyed picturesque waterfalls with extensive hanging lush green foliage and brightly colored flowers hanging from crevices. One of the group’s activities was taking the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava. We strolled along the paved Riverside Walk enjoying the wildflowers and the lush green foliage which was changing into its fall splendor. The Pathfinders experienced the incredible sandstone cliffs called “Court of the Patriarchs.” These cliffs were created in the Jurassic Period and are some of the tallest cliffs in the world. One of our favorite hikes was to the Emerald pools. It is one of the easier hikes. Everyone rendezvoused at the Zion Lodge restaurant called the “Red Rock Grill” for lunch.
After lunch, we took our own vehicles through a self-driven portion into the unequaled Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. On Sunday, everyone chose their own activity. One activity was taking the Pa’rus Trail by e-bike and mountain bike. Others, chose to experience the Grafton ghost town, near Zion, occupied from 1859 until the 1940’s. Some Pathfinders chose to go to Kolob Canyon National Park, Kanarraville, and the Taylor Creek Trail. Utah Pathfinders who wanted a more exhilarating scenic adventure opted for a Guided UTV and side-by-side action on trails only made for those types of vehicles.
Our rally was enjoyed by everyone. Utah Pathfinders also enjoyed the wonderful Duane Paige meals, desserts, and evenings filled with sharing by all. We are looking forward to our next rally which will take place in Northern Utah.
We can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 951-271-1345.