Some of you know that I grew up in Southern Utah (roughly 90 minutes from Las Vegas), so I was delighted to hear that VMworld would be in Vegas this year (not because I like vegas, but because of what else is close by).
What’s close by?
There are a number of great things to see and do within a few hours of Las Vegas:
- Hoover Dam
- Grand Canyon
- Zion National Park
- Bryce Canyon
- and many more.
With VMworld ending on Thursday, it gives folks a chance to do a few extra things before the end of the weekend.
For those of you who are interested in spending a few more days after VMworld, I’m happy to announce that I am going to be putting a group together to go visit Zion National Park Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd. I will only be opening this up for a maximum of 20 individuals. THIS IS OPEN TO ANY VMware Employee, Partner, Customer, or adventure-goer! 🙂
What are you planning on doing?
There are a number of things. Having grown up just outside of Zion National park I would go frequently. I have done the majority of hikes and activities in the park, and I have a number of great hikes in the mix.
Angels Landing Angels Landing is an amazing hike that will take you up on top of a tall landing with 1200 foot cliffs on either side. Some parts of the hike are only a few feet wide (there is a chain to hold onto if you need it). Once on top you have breathtaking views of much of the canyon and national park. This is a must for any hiker/photographer.
Zion Narrows The Zion Narrows is actually a 21 mile hike through a beautiful slot canyon. However, this requires a permit and is subject to cancellation depending on the weather (slot canyons can have flash-floods if rainfall occurs north of the canyon). Instead of doing the full narrows, hikers can start at the bottom of the narrows and walk up-stream as far as they desire. I tend to go 3 or 4 miles. This is also an amazing and beautiful hike.
Emerald Pools Emerald Pools is an easy hike with upper, mid, and lower pools. This is one most people do because it’s short, not strenuous, and has pretty falls and pools along the way.
More planned depending on how we are doing on the time.
If this seems interesting to you, I’d like you to add yourself to my running list of interested individuals. You can do that HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/YxUnYAqTp1
REMEMBER: I WILL ONLY BE TAKING A MAX OF 20 INDIVIDUALS SO GET YOUR INFORMATION IN TO ME QUICKLY.