| From the middle of May up till
late November it will be possible to stay in one place for all four nights. If
we do stay in one motel or rented house, we will not be visiting the southern
rim of the Grand Canyon. We will still visit all three National Parks. We will,
however, visit perhaps the most gorgeous side, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon,
along with some National Monuments and State parks of dazzling magnificence.
To see it all you need a guide
that will lead you around those places. Unfortunately, a GPS is
not enough to navigate by, since many of the dirt roads are unrecognized by
those devices, and sometimes those roads are not even on the map. We will
travel trough Escalante National Monument, were the status of the park and the
roads is unresolved, which causes the GPS and
maps to be almost worthless. A GPS will also not provide you with all the information and
amazing stories about the places you will visit.
Itís possible to extend your trip
and be in this magnificent part of the country for another few days. Spending
Shabbos in this extraordinary environment can be an experience of its own.
Itís easy to arrange such a trip;
all you have to do is tell me where you would prefer to be. There are basically
three possibilities: You could choose to spend Shabbos away in the mountains,
and I will arrange a mountain cabin near Zion NP. Or maybe you would like to
spend the weekend in Flagstaff AZ, where there is Bays Chabad led by
Rabbi Shapiro. Although there is not a guaranteed minyan every Shabbos, we
could try to make arrangements with Rabbi Shapiro regarding this issue.
You might also choose to spend
Shabos in Las Vegas. There are a few Batey Medroshim in the city that
are located in quiet and modest neighborhoods.
All of these options, including
parts of Thursday and Friday, would give you more time to enjoy the stay, along
with some more activities.
You would be dropped off at LV
airport on Sunday around noon.
The cost of this option varies
depending on the number of people participating and your choice of Shabbos
accommodations; however, it wouldnít be a significant increase from the basic
price of the trip.
Other arrangements are also possible.†