Du bist nicht angemeldet.

Lieber Besucher, herzlich willkommen bei: USA-Stammtisch.net - Das Forum für USA Freunde. Falls dies dein erster Besuch auf dieser Seite ist, lies bitte die Hilfe durch. Dort wird dir die Bedienung dieser Seite näher erläutert. Darüber hinaus solltest du dich registrieren, um alle Funktionen dieser Seite nutzen zu können. Benutze das Registrierungsformular, um dich zu registrieren oder informiere dich ausführlich über den Registrierungsvorgang. Falls du dich bereits zu einem früheren Zeitpunkt registriert hast, kannst du dich hier anmelden.

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

41

Montag, 12. Juni 2017, 17:57

Devils Garden Scheduled to Reopen June 16th; Fiery Furnace to Close June 18th

Zitat

The Devils Garden area of Arches National Park, including access to area hiking trails, is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 16th, at 7:00 a.m. after having been closed several weeks for needed road work.

Devils Garden Campground remains closed through November 30, 2017.

The Fiery Furnace and Salt Valley Overlook areas are scheduled to close on Sunday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m. for up to 28 days. During the closure period, these parking and hiking areas will be inaccessible and self-guided permits and ranger-led tours of the Fiery Furnace will not be available.

Work along and around the park entrance road will soon be complete and work crews plan to be out of the area by Friday, June 23rd. At that time, the night closure barricade will move from the junction of the main park road and Highway 191 to near the visitor center. Visitors waiting for the park to open at 7:00 a.m. must park and wait in the visitor parking lot and not on the roadway.

Beginning Friday, June 23rd the park’s visitor center hours will increase to 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and park rangers will present nightly evening programs at the visitor center at 7:00 p.m. Evening program topic information can be obtained in person at the visitor center.

A reminder: Sunday through Thursday, visitors must arrive at the park before 6:30 p.m. Visitors arriving after 6:30 p.m. on those days will not be able to travel past the visitor center. All vehicles must be out of the closure area no later than 7:00 p.m.

The park reopens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is open weekends from 7:00 a.m. Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday during this road construction project.

The park will be open with no road construction work on the following holiday weekends:

Independence Day: 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 3rd to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5th

Pioneer Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, July 21st to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25th

Labor Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 1st to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5th.

Utah Education Association : 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18th to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd

Other areas of Arches National Park, such as The Windows Section, will be closed for up to four weeks once work begins in each of those areas. The park will reopen roads and trails once area construction work is completed. Given the many variables that can impact road projects of this type and scope, work dates are subject to change.

Road work is resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating approximately 23 miles of roads and pullouts in Arches National Park along the entrance road (from US Highway 191 to the visitor center), main park road, the campground road, and other spur roads and loops. Road work is scheduled to last through November.

Limited daytime road closures may still occur even with nighttime work. Construction crews will use pilot cars and flaggers to control traffic during the day. When partial daytime road closures are in effect, crews will limit traffic delays to 30 minutes or less per work zone.

While construction crews will make every effort to minimize disruption to visitor daytime travel and activities during this project, visitors should expect frequent delays and closures.

The park will post road construction updates on its official website as they become available. However, construction work schedules are subject to change.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

42

Sonntag, 30. Juli 2017, 18:28

Alerts & Conditions

Zitat

Beginning July 30, The Windows Section will close to all entry for up to five weeks. This closure includes the entire Windows road and all trails. North and South windows, Turret Arch, Double Arch, and Garden of Eden are included in this closure.

Zitat

The Delicate Arch Viewpoint is closed due to flooding. The three-mile, physically demanding hike to the arch is still open from the trailhead at Wolfe Ranch.

Zitat

Crews are working on park roads at night through Nov. 30, 2017. Roads close at 7 pm Sunday through Thursday; last entrance is 6:30 pm and you must be out of the park by 7 pm on those nights. Roads reopen at 7 am. The campground is closed through November.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

steffuzius

...der unter Reisefieber leidet

  • »steffuzius« ist männlich

Beiträge: 4 989

Registrierungsdatum: 17. September 2012

Wohnort: in der Einflugschneise von LEJ

Beruf: Selbständig in der IT

  • Private Nachricht senden

43

Donnerstag, 3. August 2017, 10:24

2018 sind höhere Eintrittspreise geplant

Der National Park Service hat die Pläne zur Erhöhung der Eintrittspreise vor- und zur Diskussion gestellt. Viele von uns wird das nicht betreffen, da sich nur die Einzeleintritte bzw. die für ein Motorrad erhöhen sollen. Der Preis für das "Private Vehicle" bleibt gleich. Die Erhöhung um 20 bzw. 33% ist aber schon recht hoch.

Klick
In diesem Sinne
liebe Grüße von Stefan :-)





Wer unsere Reisen nach- und miterleben möchte, ist hier jederzeit willkommen!

Bei kleinen und großen Stammtischtreffen dabei

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

44

Sonntag, 3. September 2017, 18:55

Changes to Construction Closing and Opening Dates for Areas of Arches National Park

Zitat

Changes to closing and opening dates have been made for areas in Arches National Park. The closures are a result of the on-going road construction project occurring in the park. Below are the new dates:
- LaSal Mountain Viewpoint and Balance Rock will close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5.
- Park Avenue and Courthouse Towers will close at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24.
- LaSal Mountain Viewpoint and Balanced Rock will open at 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 29.
- Park Avenue and Courthouse Towers are scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 13.
- These areas will be closed to all access and use to ensure visitors' and workers' safety.

The park will be open with no road construction work on the following holiday weekends:

Labor Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 1 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5
Utah Education Association: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, October 19 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22 (NOTE: this is a change from the previous schedule).
Work to replace the park’s main road is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 5.

Asphalt hauling in support of repaving the park’s main road in scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. During this phase of the construction project, as many as 10 to 12 asphalt haul trucks per hour will travel through Moab into the park between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

Given the many variables that can impact road projects of this type and scope, construction work dates are subject to change.

Devils Garden Campground remains closed through November 30, 2017.

The park’s visitor center hours currently are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday through Thursday, visitors must arrive at the park before 6:30 p.m. Visitors arriving after 6:30 p.m. on those days will not be able to travel past the visitor center.

All vehicles must be out of the park no later than 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

The park reopens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is open weekends from 7:00 a.m. Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday during this road construction project.

Road work is resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating approximately 23 miles of roads and pullouts in Arches National Park along the entrance road (from US Highway 191 to the visitor center), main park road, the campground road, and other spur roads and loops. Road work is scheduled to last through November.

Limited daytime road closures may still occur even with nighttime work. Construction crews will use pilot cars and flaggers to control traffic during the day. When partial daytime road closures are in effect, crews will limit traffic delays to 30 minutes or less per work zone.

While construction crews will make every effort to minimize disruption to visitor daytime travel and activities during this project, visitors should expect frequent delays and closures.

Link zur NPS
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

45

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 17:18

Mit dem Arches NP hat die verlinkte Story nur insoweit was zu tun, dass dort die Bilder entstanden sind. :zwinker:


Meist sind Braut und Bräutigam die aufgeregtesten Personen auf einer Hochzeit. Aber bei Ryan Jenks und Kimberly Weglin war es wohl eher der Pfarrer. Oder die Trauzeugen. Oder die gesamte andere Hochzeitsgesellschaft, die wohl nicht so sehr an schwindelerregende Höhen gewöhnt ist, wie die beiden Adrenalinjunkies.
Eine Hochzeit in über 100 Metern Höhe
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Thomas

Kasperkopp

  • »Thomas« ist männlich

Beiträge: 3 856

Registrierungsdatum: 12. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Parchim

  • Private Nachricht senden

46

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 18:55

Sieht für mich eher nach Canyonsland aus. Ich kann auch nicht wirlich glauben, dass es in einem National Park gewesen sein soll. Würde mich echt wundern, dass die sich für solchen Unfug hergeben.

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

47

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 19:06

Sieht für mich eher nach Canyonsland aus. Ich kann auch nicht wirlich glauben, dass es in einem National Park gewesen sein soll. Würde mich echt wundern, dass die sich für solchen Unfug hergeben.

Ich denke, du hast recht.
Der Fotograf spricht auf seiner Homepage von

Zitat

Location: BLM Desert near Moab, Utah

Da hat die von mir verlinkte Seite wohl einfach Arches NP draus gemacht. :S:
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

48

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 19:51

Juhu,

nicht schlecht die Idee...

Ist wohl alles im Rahmen eines Festivals. Hier mehr darüber. Nördlich der Grenze des Canyonlands NP...

Grüße aus Südkirchen

Waldi
Mareike & Waldi in Amerika
Wenn der Klügere nachgibt, hat der Dümmere gewonnen...

Dieser Beitrag wurde bereits 1 mal editiert, zuletzt von »Waldi« (24. Januar 2018, 19:56)


Minnesota

North Shore Explorer

  • »Minnesota« ist weiblich
  • »Minnesota« ist der Autor dieses Themas

Beiträge: 1 332

Registrierungsdatum: 15. Januar 2012

Wohnort: vor der Höhe

Beruf: WINFin

  • Private Nachricht senden

49

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 20:36

Ui, kann man mal machen - hoffentlich genau 1x im Leben. Schöne Location auf alle Fälle!

Mich würde mal interessieren, mit welchen Schuhen die Damen im Netz unterwegs waren? Beim Herrn Bräutigam hat man's auf einem Bild gesehen, aber bei den Damen nicht.

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

50

Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 20:47

Ui, kann man mal machen - hoffentlich genau 1x im Leben. Schöne Location auf alle Fälle!

Mich würde mal interessieren, mit welchen Schuhen die Damen im Netz unterwegs waren? Beim Herrn Bräutigam hat man's auf einem Bild gesehen, aber bei den Damen nicht.


Hier sind mehr Bilder
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

51

Freitag, 2. Februar 2018, 20:50

Commentary: Reservations are the answer for Arches National Park
Nobody likes waiting in line, and Utah should be pioneering best practices for managing outdoor recreation to minimize congestion.

Zitat

National parks are essential to who we are as Americans. In Utah they drive our economy, and are part of our identity as lucky Westerners who get to live in places where most people only get to visit on vacation.
The popularity of our parks has led to serious congestion that is dangerously degrading the national park experience for locals and visitors alike. The problem is systemic throughout many parks and is not limited to the entrance gates. It is not a question of improving or redesigning transportation into the parks, but rather how to better distribute visitation over time, both throughout the day and throughout the year.
Today, if you pick the wrong time to visit Arches National Park, you could be at the entrance gate for one to three hours. Once finally in the park you could drive around for another hour or two and not find a place to park your car. When you do finally get out of the car you could be walking back-to-back with other visitors for your entire visit. And in Zion, for example, you wait at the entrance gate, you wait at the bus stop, and finally you hike in a crowd — the entire visit is about waiting and crowds.

Reservation systems have successfully been implemented on public lands from coast to coast, from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to remote backcountry areas like the Enchantment Permit Area in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington state. Special places around the world are using technology to improve visitor experiences of all types. Providing reservations does not decrease demand, in fact it is just the opposite. Improving the experience makes it more sought after. While many other suggestions have been made to handle congestion in Arches — from electric jeeps, to building costly alternative entrance roads, to creating new hikes in places where there are no arches — the best solution for Arches is a reservation system.
Nobody likes waiting in line, and Utah should be pioneering best practices for managing outdoor recreation to minimize congestion. A reservation system will allow everyone to plan their day, and will vastly improve the outdoor experience. Hotels and restaurants in the private sector use both pricing and reservations to manage demand. The national parks are run for the benefit of all Americans; to provide universal access to the most important examples of our natural and cultural heritage, regardless of visitors’ financial means. Hence, pricing should not be used to discourage visitation, while reservations are the ideal tool for efficiently managing quality visitation for everyone.
In Utah, we don’t always like change and we definitely don’t like losing any freedoms. A reservation system for Arches National Park may feel a bit risky, but we need to adopt the attitude Mitt Romney had during the 2002 Olympics — no traffic jams or endless lines. In fact, I remember being on the way to the men’s downhill at Snow Basin, and there was Gov. Romney on the interstate directing traffic to avoid a slow down. Let’s channel that can-do attitude and use today’s technology to manage visitation to our parks and lead the nation in providing quality outdoor recreation experiences.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

52

Mittwoch, 8. August 2018, 17:42

Panorama Point to Close Weekdays through October for Facility Improvements

Zitat

The National Park Service will temporarily close Panorama Point at Arches National Park beginning the week of August 13, 2018, for a construction project. The viewpoint will be closed Monday through Thursday weekly, possibly through the end of October.
Panorama Point will be open from 6:00 p.m. Thursday night to 7:00 a.m. Monday morning every week. Construction equipment and barricades will remain in the area. Visitors are reminded not to disturb or move this equipment.
The closure will allow construction crews to install new visitor facilities, including a picnic area, vault toilets, designated bus parking, and an area for night sky and telescope viewing programs. Visitor fees provided funding for these improvements.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Thist19566

unregistriert

53

Dienstag, 2. Oktober 2018, 12:08

Wenn die Arbeiten dann irgendwann beginnen wird es bestimmt eng, und die Plätze bei lower viewpoints sind keine Alternative, die Strecke läuft man nicht.

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

54

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2018, 18:29

Das gibt Campern in den NPs vielleicht etwas Mut.

How to score a camping spot in Arches NP

Zitat

It didn't look good.

The signs at Arches National Park said, "Campground Full" at the very popular Devils Garden Campground.
After all, the campground is one of the most popular in the entire national park system. Many of the 51 sites are booked six months in advance.
We did what most people do when they come to Arches without a reservation. We camped for our first night along the Colorado River in one of the many BLM campgrounds on State Route 128, then traveled into this popular park near Moab, Utah, the next day.
We got to the Devils Garden the next morning bright and early to do a hike. As we passed the campground, I decided to walk in and see what it looked like.
Sure enough it was jaw-droppingly beautiful set amid gorgeous rock formations.
I was just about to turn around when I ran into two campground hosts doing their morning rounds.
"Any chance people have dropped out or cancelled?" I asked. The hosts smiled and said, "Yeah, we have a site for you." It turns out someone had just pulled out, relinquishing their final night.
And that's how you score a site in Arches without a reservation -- you get there early and you ask nicely.
Our day and night at Arches was memorable. We did a hike at Devils Garden to Landscape Arch, then spent the day hanging out amid the beauty of Arches. At night, we had a big campfire and cooked dinner over the flames. It was everything you could possibly want in a national park experience.
We got lucky and learned a lesson in the process: Don't give up, and don't always believe "Campground Full" signs.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

55

Sonntag, 20. Januar 2019, 22:51

Canyonlands, Arches Reopen Visitors' Centers

Zitat

Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah have reopened their visitor centers that have been closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Parks officials said in Facebook posts that donations from the Canyonlands Natural History Association allowed visitor centers at Arches National Park and the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park to open daily 9 a.m.-to-4 p.m.
Efforts are underway at both parks to clear roads and sidewalks but the status of roads could depend on weather conditions. The Utah Department of Transportation says it’s working with park officials to reopen roads.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

56

Montag, 4. März 2019, 18:51

Traffic Management Plan At Arches National Park Could Lead To $22 Million Drop In Spending

Zitat

If Arches National Park moves forward with a plan to require advance reservations for visitors, it could lead to an initial economic hit of as much as $22 million to the Moab, Utah, area, according to an economic analysis. That dollar figure is far from firm, the economist cautioned, and could be greatly reduced as people get used to whatever traffic management plan the park settles on.
At the same time, however, such a reservation system "may enhance visitor experience and increase the economic value of trips to" the national park, noted Robert Paterson, who works for Industrial Economics, Incorporated, out of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Arches is one of a handful of national parks -- others include Yellowstone, Zion, Yosemite, Acadia, Grand Canyon, Glacier -- that struggle at times during the year with overcrowding. Zion officials have been working on their own management plan for some time, and it, too, includes provisions for reservations, though they might not be included in the final proposal.
Overcrowding can lead to natural resource impacts. In Zion Canyon, for instance, where there are roughly 13 miles of official trails, visitors going off trail have created another 30 miles of unofficial "social" trails. Complicating the planning process at Zion are concerns over how a visitation cap would impact area businesses.
“I think people realize that there are crowding problems, and would like to see some solutions to that," Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh told the Traveler in December. "But there’s a great amount of concern that that could have negative economic impacts on the tourism industry. And we certainly are taking that into account and have those concerns as well."
As with their counterparts at Zion, officials at Arches have been trying to figure out how to manage visitors and protect park resources and values for some time. Back in November 2017 they released a draft plan that proposed reservations during peak visitation months. Such a plan is needed, they say, to address vehicle traffic and parking congestion problems that affect visitor access, visitor enjoyment, and resource conditions.
The reservation proposal is viewed as a way to give visitors certainty of entry, reduce or eliminate long entrance lines, spread visitation more evenly across the day, and improve the visitor experience by ensuring available parking space.
But Paterson pointed to some uncertainties in reaching his conclusions over the economic fallout such a plan would create.
"(R)epresentatives from the International Inbound Travel Association Board have suggested that regardless of whether a system is implemented next year or not, there will likely be a reduction in foreign bus tours booked due to concerns about the system," the economist said in a report sent to the park last summer.

Mehr hier
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Otto

Moderator

  • »Otto« ist männlich

Beiträge: 9 788

Registrierungsdatum: 11. Januar 2012

Wohnort: Niederrhein

  • Private Nachricht senden

57

Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019, 19:31

Arches, Canyonlands, Zion National Parks Expect Heavy Memorial Day Weekend Crowds

Zitat

At least three national parks in Utah are expecting heavy crowds during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, so you might want to consider heading to one of the other park properties in the state if you had your heart set on Utah.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and is also the busiest weekend of the year for Arches, Canyonlands, and Zion national parks. Last year more than 86,000 people visited Zion over the four-day holiday weekend. While the park is extending facility hours and increasing staff, visitors should expect crowded conditions and long lines. Parking typically fills by 9 a.m., so visitors entering later should plan on parking in Springdale and walking or taking the free town shuttle to the River Entrance walk-in gate.
Beginning May 25th and running through Labor Day, the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Wilderness Desk will extend hours until 7 p.m. The Human History Museum hours will increase to 9 a.m - 6 p.m. The Zion Nature Center, with all new hands-on exhibits and programs for children, will be open 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day except Saturdays when the building is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visitors who can be flexible with their schedule are encouraged to visit Zion on Friday or Monday rather than Saturday or Sunday, as well as consider arriving early or starting their visit after 3 p.m. to avoid the greatest crowding.
“Visitors should come prepared, both for crowded conditions, and for the activities they are planning,” said Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh. “With a great many people visiting, please show additional patience with others and respectful trail etiquette. And remember that safety is your responsibility, so please avoid unsafe behaviors and risk-taking. Multiple emergencies are common during busy periods, stretching the availability of search and rescue, emergency medical and fire-fighting capabilities.”
This year park staff will also be managing the queue that forms at Scout Lookout for visitors wanting to hike Angels Landing. Last year during the Memorial Day Weekend, the line on Scout Lookout was one to two hours long, with many reports of visitors running out of water and feeling that the trail was too crowded, raising safety concerns. The evaporative toilets at Scouts Lookout were also well over capacity and pedestrian impacts to soils and vegetation resulted from crowding.
This year, due to storm damage and high water, closure of many other Zion Canyon trails is expected to exacerbate the congestion at Angels Landing. By moving the line to the West Rim trailhead at the Grotto, visitors will be able to use the water bottle refilling tap, flush toilets, and extra port-a johns the park has located there, prior to starting their hike to Scout Lookout and Angels Landing. This shift in queuing will also allow park staff to field test results from a 2017 trail study to determine potential hourly thresholds on Angels Landing to minimize crowding and visitor’s discomfort with overcrowding on the narrow, cliff-exposed trail. The study assessed visitors’ perceptions of safety and crowding on the popular trail and attitudes toward alternative strategies to manage visitor use. The NPS requests the public’s cooperation in managing crowding and safety concerns at Angels Landing and utilizing Leave No Trace practices throughout Zion National Park.
Arches and Canyonlands national parks across the state also are preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.
“Memorial Day weekend is typically our busiest weekend of the year,” said Superintendent Kate Cannon. “We recommend patience and flexibility for visitors planning a trip to the parks.”
Visitors arriving at the parks between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. should expect long lines at park entrance gates that could last up to an hour. Parking lots and trails inside the parks will be very crowded. If the parks become full, staff may delay vehicles from entering the park until space opens to accommodate more people and vehicles.
“We want these entry delays to be as short as possible. To avoid being caught in a delay, we recommend people come to the parks early in the morning or late in the afternoon,” Cannon said.
Park rangers ask that vehicles waiting in line at the entrance gate keep pace with traffic in the line and have payment ready. Credit cards are preferred. Current pass holders and returning visitors should have passes and identification ready. There are no toilet facilities or drinking water along park entrance roads.
Visitors should plan for their safety by packing water and snacks and wearing sturdy shoes and sun protection. Visitors are encouraged to check the parks’ websites or Twitter accounts for current entrance gate information and road conditions prior to leaving for their visit.
Neither Capitol Reef National Park in the middle of the state, nor Bryce Canyon National Park, not far to the northeast of Zion, are expecting to be quite as crowded as the other three.

Link
USA 1980 - Florida 1989 - Südwesten 2004 - West-Kanada 2005 - Südwesten 2008 - Florida 2009 - Südstaaten 2009
Bei wahrscheinlich USA-Stammtisch Treffen dabei gewesen
Schöne Grüße
Otto

Verwendete Tags

Arches NP