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Watchman Campground to Get New Restroom Facilities

The big news: No showers in the new Watchman restroom facilities. If they aren’t adding showers now, I guess that means there won’t be any for the next 20 – 30 years. I think someone could make a killing running a shower business in Springdale. I’m talking about a really nice shower facility, a Shower House, a place to bathe and lounge and sip lattes and read. And maybe you could do all that while your laundry was running? But then I remember the VAST majority of Springdale’s visitors already have a hotel rooms, and it’s only a small, thrifty minority seeking showers here, there, and everywhere. So I take it back. Here’s the story on the new “comfort stations”: New Comfort Stations for Watchman Campground Date: January 31, 2011 Contact: David Eaker, 435-772-7811 Contact: Jim Valentine, 435-772-0191 Zion National Park to Begin Construction of Two New Comfort Stations in Watchman Campground Zion National Park will begin the construction of two new comfort stations in Loops A and B of Watchman Campground on January 30, 2011. The construction of these 900-square-foot buildings will include the restroom facilities, sidewalks and adjacent landscaping. The replacement of the deteriorating comfort stations is necessary … Continue reading

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Zion on a Core Strand – The Frugal Traveler’s Guide

Climbing season is here, and I just hosted my first carload of weekend warriors, showing them around, getting out to some amazing multi-pitch climbs, and, of course, filling my living room with dirty but grateful climbing friends. I LOVE that more and more people are exploring Zion, but I only have so much couch space, so I feel obliged to pass on a few tips toward pulling off the dirtbag lifestyle here in Zion. LEAVE NO TRACE First, let’s discuss impact. There is a lot of room to be carefree, to find your own way, to get out into wilderness, but in order to maintain and protect such freedoms, we must act as stewards to our Parks and public lands. I have always liked the Leave No Trace motto, “Making your mark is overrated.” The reality is that to continue enjoying places like Zion, we need to recognize our potential impact, and respect the environment and others who are here to enjoy pristine wilderness. A minimum-impact guidelines to keep in mind: • Sleep only in established campsites, unless you are at least ½ mile away from any road • Walking only on established trails or drainage bottoms is key to … Continue reading

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