Last Friday we pulled into Hurricane, Utah after a great drive through desert, valleys, and some wonderful mountains that took us up to 7,800 feet. We found ourselves driving through a large area of tall Pine while in the mountains, something we haven’t seen for quite some time. Coming out of the mountains we found ourselves driving down a 6% grade and the final altitude of 3,400 feet. About 3 miles before coming out of the pass, we started to see a sign that warned us of a “Stop Sign and SCHOOL” at the bottom of the hill….”30 MPH Maximum”… “What a hell of a place to put a school…” It wasn’t until we finally got to the bottom (and we still had our brakes), that we saw the school. Fortunately it was still 3 long blocks away after the STOP SIGN, which makes much more sense. Now we’re in Hurricane and on our way to our campground. Western Horizons St. George is located about 5 miles west of Hurricane in a now extinct, but historical, town of Harrisburg. Harrisburg was a silver mining area but now, a “Ghost town”. Just around the corner we’ve got 2 reservoirs to kayak and the Red Mountains to hike in…which we’ve done, and 25 miles east we have Zion National Park and Zion Kolob. On Tuesday Bob and Laurie joined Louise and me for a day in Zion NP.