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Top 10 RV Destinations – Powell Point – Yamaha Wolverine X4 Review – Exploring Alaska


CHAD BOOTH: WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 RV DESTINATIONS IN THE STATE OF UTAH? WE’RE
FINDING OUT TODAY AS WE ASK FAMILIES WILLING TO SHARE
THEIR SECRETS. JOIN RIA AND ME AS WE TRAVEL
FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER, SHOWING US
NOT ONLY THE FAMOUS SPOTS TO PARK YOUR MOTORHOME,
BUT SOME OF THE HIDDEN GEMS AS WELL. FROM THERE
REECE STEIN TAKES US TO ALASKA ON THE ULTIMATE
FAMILY REUNION. FINALLY ZACH SPENDS HIS DAY
MOVING TREES. SERIOUSLY, THAT’S WHAT HE’S
DOING. YOU’LL DEFINITELY WANT TO FIND
OUT WHY ON AYL, STARTING NOW! Music up. Chad: You can define it in just
one thing, when you’re talking about the RV
lifestyle because in all reality the RV lifestyle has
in it. Convenience because all your stuff is with
you, so you can be well planned, or you can be
spontaneous your vacation is the trip and that’s
why I like motorhomes personally because
the journey is the big part to me. I love being
able to go off on a journey, but first the most
important thing that you need to know about RV travel
is the destination. Ria: and that’s what we’re
looking at today. The top 10 RV camping destinations
here in this beautiful state of Utah. So,
let’s get going. Music up. One of the top 10 RV camping
spots is definitely Zion’s it’s just such a
beautiful place especially if it rains and you start seeing
waterfalls coming everywhere. They have full
hookups. You can Pull in and hook up water and
power and have a nice little stay. It’s really
cool you can actually volunteer there and have your
own RV and stay in there and enjoy Zion’s. I love camping at Minersville
reservoir outside of beaver everything that has to do
with the lake. I’m right there. I love it. I
mean, I love to grill out sit by the campfire. It just
brings us close together and gives us time to
share and bring a lot of memories together. It’s called Lily Lake. It’s a
really beautiful Lake it’s just filled with lilies
people go canoeing on it all the time. It’s just super
pretty. So, when I go I go up to the Uinta’s, so I stay
a little bit in the cooler areas I like snow a lot
more. I am a Utahan you can get an RV up
there you can get trailers up there is dirt roads,
so they do have yurts up there you’re more than
welcome to go in a yurt and camp up there.
It’s really awesome. I do a lot of Moab two times a
year we get down to Moab and get down there on
the trails and dry camp. That’s one of my most
favorite place to go, you’ve got the rock climbing
you’ve got all kinds of back trails going down
into hey Joe and watching the river rafters and
have the whole area just kind of to yourself.
It’s really a serene feeling out there especially the
night skies all the stars it’s a nice feeling out
there. Our favorite place is Pineview
up in Anderson’s Cove. We go up in Anderson’s
Cove and go boating. We just started doing
that since we’ve moved back to Utah. We’ve lived
in California for the last 15 years. We’ve been
back in Utah for three making memories with our
family just not being tied down D connecting
from the world and just get out and we have
four kids, so just make memories with our kids. Ria: and, appropriately enough,
we are here at Anderson’s flats. Chad: and this Ria the reason I
brought you here is one of my favorite
spots. I used to bring my kids appear we come up we
bring the RV. We go over to Huntsville and
spend the Fourth of July at their Fourth of July
celebration. We bring our boat because this
campground has its own private launch ramp right in
the Campground. Ria: were going to continue with
our top 10 RV camping destinations. Later, in
the show but right now were going to go to
our travel adventure. ZACH: Hey guys, Zach Cipriano
here with your Travel Adventure
today. We are with the folks from
Ruby’s Inn, we’re going to be
ATVing up Powell’s Point.. and we’re going to be
asking ourselves a question. If a tree falls in the forest
and nobody’s around to hear
it… am I strong enough to break it
in half? ANDY SYRETT: We traveled a
little bit north from Ruby’s and
we hit dirt road that leads to Pine Lake
which is a popular fishing hole
for the locals here. Then we head up the
mountain which can be a little
treacherous at some points, we need to be
careful. And it’s pretty steep,
prett high incline, we had to go quite a
ways up in elevation to get
here. And then we had to go through some pretty
thick trees. That’s a pretty old
forest. MIKE MCGOWAN: Where we’re
standing is probably 10,115 feet
above sea level. ANDY SYRETT: And then we had to
go through some pretty thick
trees. That’s a pretty old forest. MIKE MCGOWAN: I don’t know if
you noticed but there’s some
bristle cone pine up here which they say is over
2000 years old. It’s just a
great place to go, it’s very peaceful and fun to
get here. ZACH: THE TRAIL UP TO POWELL
POINT IS JUST OUTSIDE OF BRYCE
CANYON CITY OFF OF HIGHWAY 12, KNOWN FOR ITS
FASCINATING LANDSCAPES AND
TOWERING ROCK FORMATIONS. ANDY SYRETT: I’ve probably
brought a couple dozen people up
here. Especially the new employees
from other countries and what
not. I’ve brought quite a few of them
up here because they all ask me, “Oh we’d love to go up there.”
and I say, “Well, pack your
stuff, we’re going up there. Be ready for an
adventure.” ZACH: SPEAKING OF BEING READY
FOR AN ADVENTURE! LET’S TALK
PREPARATION. NO, NO, I’M NOT GONNA HARP ABOUT
UTAH WEATHER. Middle of summer, snowing a
little bit… beautiful day. I was ready for it this time!
But here’s what I wasn’t quite
ready for… Looks like somebody decided to
take a little nap in the middle
of the trail… It’s a good thing we were on an
ATV tour with Ruby’s Inn,
because they brought something along that I
don’t typically pack for outings
such as these. Either there’s a serial killer
in these woods… or we’re about
to get this tree out of the way. And we got a lot more mileage
out of that chainsaw than I
thought we would have. Oh no! Another tree is taking a
nap! Well everybody, looks like we’re
having tree for dinner tonight. I’m feeling pretty strong having
moved a tree. It’s a good day. Yeah! Get out of here, Tree! This is the best shoot ever!
Another one bit the dust! ZACH: The trick… is it’s all
in the legs and in your heart. I’m just going to put this tree
back where it was. MIKE MCGOWAN: Now that, now that
is just great. ZACH: I have always wanted to
yell this. Timber! Just go…
Timber! That counts. ZACH: I’m going to make a wreath
out of this. Just put pictures
of Chad in it, it’s going to be nice. MIKE MCGOWAN: I think we get
past this and we’re there. ZACH: That’s what you said about
the last seven! DID YOU KNOW THAT THOUSANDS OF
TREES FALL DOWN IN A FOREST AND
NO ONE IS AROUND TO HEAR THEM? CALL THE
NUMBER ON THE BOTTOM OF YOU
SCREEN TO DONATE TODAY. ANDY SYRETT: If you try to come
up here by yourself, I
definitely reccomend a chainsaw. Definitely bring
food, water… and wait til
summer months. If you try to come up here too
early, the snow does not melt
fast up here. You can easily get stuck. As
Mike found out last year. ZACH: WE’RE ABOUT TO BEGIN THE
HIKING PORTION OF OUR
ADVENTURE… HOW’S MY HAIR? MIKE MCGOWAN: John Wesley Powell
came up here in the late 1800s. To actually draw maps of most of
southern Utah. He was able to
draw pretty accurate maps so Pioneers in the
late 1800s could find their way
around here. And as you can see, you can see
everything from up here! You can
actually see the Monte La Salle Mountains
which are in Colorado. Down
behind me down here is Lake Powell, Navajo
Mountian over here which is in
Arizona, and to the west of us, you’re probably
seeing some of the mountains
over in Nevada. We’re on the top of the world
here. You know? I’d have a house
here if I could. ZACH: FROM THE RIDE, TO THE
WORK, EVERY BIT OF IT WAS WORTH
IT TO SEE THE VIEW FROM POWELL’S POINT. BIG
THANKS TO RUBY’S INN FOR LEADING
US UP THE MOUNTAIN. MORE AT YOUR LEISURE,
AFTER THE BREAK. (Music Up) RICK: WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY TO
AT YOUR LEISURE I’M RICK
PETERSON AND TODAY I GET TO GO FOR A RIDE IN
THE BRAND NEW WOLVERINE X4 FROM
YAMAHA; LOVE THIS MACHINE, IT’S A FOUR
SEATER IN A FOOTPRINT JUST
BARELY BIGGER THAN A TWO SEATER. THAT MEANS
IT’S SUPER AGILE AND A LOT OF
FUN. I’M GOING TO TAKE IT FOR A RIDE. MAN 1: WE’RE REALLY EXCITED
ABOUT THE NEW WOLVERINE X4
BECAUSE IT’S A BRAND NEW ENGINE; IT’S A BRAND
NEW MODEL. IN UTAH WE LIKE FOUR
SEATERS. RICK: THE WOLVERINE IS BECOMING
ON OF MY FAVORITE MACHINES, IF I
WANT TO GO OUT WITH MY FAMILY, OR
JUST WITH THREE OF MY BUDDIES,
IT’S A GREAT FOUR SEATER WITH PLENTY OF
POWER WITH THE BRAND NEW ENGINE. BUT THE COMFORT ON THAT THING,
AND ESPECIALLY THE NOISE LEVEL,
ALMOST NO NOISE, IT IS SO QUIET, NEVER
EXPERIENCED THAT BEFORE ON A
UTV. WHILE THIS MACHINE IS A LOT OF
FUN TO RIDE IN, IT’S ALSO VERY
COMFORTABLE AND WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING
YOUR FAMILY SAFE AND SECURE
THEY’VE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING. THE HIGH
BACK BOLSTERED SEATS ARE SUPER COMFORTABLE; SECURED DOORS AND
SIDE PANELS TO HOLD YOU IN. YOU KNOW, AND ONE OF THE COOLEST
FEATURES IN THE BACK OF THIS
MACHINE IS THE ABILITY TO FOLD UP AND
MOVE FORWARD THE REAR SEATS TO
CREATE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CARGO
SPACE. ONE OF THE REALLY UNIQUE
FEATURES OF THE WOLVERINE X4 IS THIS
AUTOMATED LOAD LEVELING
SUSPENSION, WHICH MEANS WHEN SOMEBODY GETS
IN THE BACK OF YOUR MACHINE AND
FILLS UP THOSE BACK TWO SEATS IT’S GOING
TO ADJUST FOR THAT EXTRA WEIGHT
AND OF COURSE WHEN THEY GET OUT IT GOES
RIGHT BACK TO A COMFORT RIDE FOR
TWO. ONE THING YOU’RE REALLY GOING TO
NOTICE ON THIS MACHINE IS HOW
QUIET IT IS; IT’S LIKE ONE OF THOSE
NEW ELECTRIC CARS, YOU CAN’T
HEAR IT COMING. PART OF THAT IS FROM THIS
AMAZING MUFFLER SYSTEM, BUT
THROUGHOUT THE MACHINE THEY’VE DONE THINGS TO
REDUCE THE NOISE. THIS IS SO
QUIET AND SO COMFORTABLE, AND WHEN YOU GET
INSIDE YOU REALLY NOTICE THE
VALUE OF ALL THE EFFORT THEY PUT INTO TO
MAKE THIS A QUIET MACHINE. YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE A
CONVERSATION WHILE YOU’RE GOING
DOWN THE ROAD. ALL YOUR CONTROLS ARE WITHIN
REACH OF THE STEERING WHEEL; YOU’VE GOT YOUR LIMITED
DIFFERENTIAL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE,
OR YOUR FULL LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL, YOUR
LIGHTS, YOUR TILT STEERING
WHEEL, MULTIFUNCTION LED DISPLAY AND
ACTUALLY A HAND PARKING BREAK
WHICH IS UNIQUE. LOVE THE INTERIOR OF
THIS MACHINE, AND FINALLY THERE
IS A COUPLE OF OTHER REALLY GREAT
FEATURES UNDERNEATH THE HOOD,
EASY TO GET TO, AIR CLEANER IS RIGHT ON
TOP, EASY ACCESSIBILITY, HEAVY
DUTY BATTERY, TOOL KIT, AND THIS
MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE ACCESSORY
OF ALL, THE SPEED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
TURN THE KEY, PULL IT OUT, LET
YOUR KID DRIVE AND HE CAN’T GO OVER
TWENTY MILES AN HOUR. SO THERE
YOU HAVE IT, THE BRAND NEW WOLVERINE X4, SO
GO DOWN AND SEE THE GUYS AT
STEADMAN’S AND LET THEM HELP YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY GET INTO ONE OF THESE
WOLVERINE X4’S FOR YOUR NEXT FAMILY RIDE.
I’M RICK PETERSON AND WE’LL BE
RIGHT BACK WITH MORE AT YOUR LEISURE. (Music Up) Chad: welcome back to At Your
Leisure. We are making our way down the canyon
road of top 10 RV destinations, we found some
pretty interesting ones so far, but I
hope you got your pencil because the next five are
right up and around the next bend in fact,
there’s a first one right there. Music up. RV camping at Bear Lake is
awesome. You’ve got this beautiful turquoise
Lake. I’ve spent so many summers up there with my
family ever since I’ve moved here to Utah.
We usually stay at the KOA up there. We have
gone horseback riding or visited the local
caves of their it’s a great place to go okay so
without the RV I’m not much for camper at all. I’m not
a sleeping on the ground, rolling in the dirt kind
of person. I’m a glam per I like to go camping down in
Fairview Canyon just because it’s open and we
can take the razor and there’s lots of trails down
there to take our razor down there so it’s cooler
a little bit cooler when you’re up in the mountains.
It’s not bad. I mean, there’s a lot of people
that live around there that like to go camping
there but they’re all super friendly and I usually go
to school down there so I know them all. So,
it’s fun. I love the big rock Candy
Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to camp.
Marysville’s wonderful lots of trails fun things to do.
The people at the restaurants are really nice to
visit with and they have a really neat Spot. If you
don’t have a trailer just the scenery is an
amazing the people are friendly a lot of stuff to
do down there, mountain biking sightseeing and
a bunch of razor riding up through the
mountains a lot of trails that connect and you can
go as far as you want to go. State Park here at starvation.
We’ve got to full campsites with hookups and we’ve
got one semi-primitive site campground
and also three primitive campgrounds just first
camping. We offer boating activities OHV
activities definitely make some reservations. If
you’re planning on coming up on the weekend because
were really full. One of the funnest places for my
family was at dinosaur national Monument where
you get to go, and you get to see all these
dinosaur bones and when your kids are younger
they just got this imagination the dinosaurs.
It really makes things come alive. The simple
accommodations and you’re pulling your trailers
and hook them up and a lot of the campgrounds are
for families there’s areas where there are
playsets and playgrounds and all facilities
for the bathroom and everything. So yeah just
really easy what I enjoy about taking my family on
a RV vacation is just the great experiences they
have if you have an RV you’re going to use it and
you’re going to have a lot of fun. Ria: and that’s our top 10 RV
camping destinations and for all you
folks at home that we didn’t mention the ones that
you like. Let us know. We’d love to hear about
them on Facebook, or any of our social
media. Chad: that’s true. We don’t
claim to have all the secret answers to be the total
experts you might have one that we’ve missed we’ve
got one that you’ve missed that were going to
tell you about a little bit later in the show. Ria: right but right now were
going to go to our trailhead. REECE STEIN: I’m Reece Stein AYL
in America’s last frontier,
Alaska a land of infinite beauty and
contrast.13″)>PENNY STEIN: The glacier is huge
it’s really really big. REECE: THE REALLY BIG GLACIER
NEAR THE ALASKA CAPITAL OF
JUNEAU IS JUST ONE OF THE SPECTACULAR VISTAS ON
OUR CRUISE UP THE INSIDE
PASSAGE THE MENDENHALL GLACIER SPILLS
OFF ONE OF THE LARGEST ICEFIELDS
IN NORTH AMERICA PENNY STEIN: from here to Juneau
to Skagway which is like 99
miles. REECE:
IS JUST ONE OF 23 FAMILY MEMBERS
HELPING MY GRANDDAUGHTER PENNY MARIANNE AND ME CELEBRATE OUR
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS
YEAR ON THE SIX DAY CRUISE THE INSIDE
PASAGE TRIP IS POPULAR WITH
UTAHNS AND A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO ALASKA’S VARIED
EXPERIENCES. OUR CHALLENGE WAS
KEEPING 23 FAMILY MEMBERS FROM AGES 4 TO 74
HAPPY BEN STEIN: had to find something
for everybody to do fortunately
on the boat. it was easy to do that
activities of the kids and then
of course for the grownup all kinds of things to
do all day, never a boring time
on boat packed all the time wish I had done
more.. REECE: OUR CRUISE MADE THREE
STOPS IN CANADA INCLUDING JUNEAU
AND THE MENDENHALL GLACIER LUCY STEIN: I know they are made
of ice and the ice been there
200 years the blue ice. I think really
cool I like how big they are but
getting smaller. Getting warmer climate change
and stuff. they are melting and
the ice is breaking off. REECE: MOST OF OUR BUNCH
BOARDED THE 49 PASSENGER
SPECIALLY DESIGNED BOAT THE CHILKAT FOR A 2 HOUR WHALE
WATCHING ADVENTUREAND WE GOT A
RARE TREAT– A HUMPBCK WHALE COMING CLEAR OUT
OF THE WATER CHEERING MY LAS VEGAS GRANDSONS WERE EVEN
IMPRESSED ERIC LEHMAN: It was pretty fun,
one of them jumped up in the
air, that was pretty cool. KENJI LEHMAN: and then the I
forget what it’s called when
they show their tails, that was cool. REECE: WE SAW MORE THAN A DOZEN
SURFACES, MANY TOO QUICK FOR ME
TO GET PICTURES. AT KETCHIKAN WE HIT THE
TRAILTHE 2-MILE LONG RAINBIRD
TRAIL THROUGH TOWERING WESTERN HEMLOCK AND
ANCIENT SITKA SPRUCE REACHING TO
OVER 200 FEET AT 17 MILLION ACRES THE TONGAS
IS AMERICA’S LARGEST NATIONAL
FOREST━PART OF THE COASTAL TEMPERATE
RAINFOREST, WITH A LUSH, THICK
UNDRGROWTH OF BRUSH AND FERNS. RACHEL STEIN: It was harder than
expecting
difficult. but it wasn’t too but the hike itself was very
nice perfect temperature, in
mountains it was cooler the trees amazing,
they were huge. REECE : WE ARE GREEETED ALONG
THE WAY BY A PAIR OF
UNIQUE-TO-ALASKA SITKA DEER–A BLACK TAILED RELATIVE ON
UTAH’S MULE DEER AND THE GRAND FINALE– A GUIDED
TOUR OF THE GOLD RUSH CITY OF
SKAGWAY– AND ON UP THE KLONDIKE HIGHWAY
PARALLELING THE HISTORIC WHITE
PASS RAILROAD– PAST PLUNGING WATERFALLS
THE DRAMATIC LAKE FILLED COUNTRY
OF CANADA’S INTO YUKON TERRITORY WE LUNCH AT THE GOLD RUSH
VILLAGE OF CARCROSS
ONE OF THE MOST AND VISIT COLORFUL AND UNUSUAL LAKES ANY
WHERE━APTLY NAMED EMERALD LAKE AND IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS
GREEN, A GEOLOGIC ODDITY PENNY STEIN: we’re in the
smallest desert in the world. REECE: TOO WET TO BE A TRUE
DESERT, THIS ONE-SQUARE-MILE OF
SAND DUNES LEFT OVER FROM ICE AGE LAKES MAKE A
GREAT PLAYGROUND FOR THE YOUNGER
KIDS TO BLOW OFF STEAM BUILT UP IN THE BUS. NEARING THE END OF OUR
TOUR—-THE ICING ON THE CAKE━AN
ALASKA BROWN BEAR━GRAZING ON THE LUSH
VEGETATION RIGHT ALONG THE
HIGHWAY REECE: OUR GUIDE DORI MADSEN IS
A FORMER SALT LAKE FITNESS
INSTRUCTOR WHO HAS FOUND NEW LIFE IN ALASKA DORI MADSEN: the joy of Alaska
and the Yukon and the vastness
of this area best things I could do to share
joy with people. REECE: THE ENTIRE TRIP COULDN’T
HAVE GONE BETTER AND IT GAVE OUR
FAMILY- SPREAD LITERALLY TO THE FOUR
CORNERS OF THE COUNTRY- A RARE CHANCE TO REUNITE AND
BOND JIM TAYLOR: Everywhere you look
there’s a view that can’t be
beat, and to be here with 23 people who I
know and love with a tour guide
who knows what she’s doing is incredible. REECE: Reece Stein, AYL IN
ALASKA (Music Up) Ria: welcome back to At Your
Leisure. Everybody well, we’ve been
talking today about our top 10 RV camping
destinations here in Utah and actually were going to give
you two extra ones today because Chad and I
are going to talk about the ones that we love so
much. Chad: yeah, we do have our
personal favorites as well. Ria: so, what’s your favorite? Chad: this is going to sound
weird I think I’m going to pick Mantua. Mantua is
a place that I went with the kids a lot. They
have an RV park, but I don’t know who owns it
now, but it’s kind of an old overgrown and shady and
it’s got a really soft grass. Full hookups and you
walk out the back gate and across the dirt
road and you can go fishing in Mantua reservoir. Ria: wow. Chad: and there’s a launch ramp.
If you want to take your boat up there to. Ria: well, you need to take me
there because we haven’t been there, yet I
haven’t been there yet. Chad: that’s true. That’s true. Ria: well, I’d like to say
Kodachrome because it’s so absolutely gorgeous and just
being amongst the rocks and there’s full
hookups. The campground is just beautiful.
And so, mine is Kodachrome it’s lovely and Chads
is Mantua and if you have your own go to
social media and tell us what you think. Chad: that’s true because you
know were looking for new places to
explore to, so it may not be that much of a secret if
you tell us, but please do. Well, right now we’ve
been keeping this a secret from you for this
whole half-hour because we know what’s going to
be on next weeks At Your Leisure. Steve: what do monkeys fish and
pioneers have in common? Well, they’re all
getting highlighted next week on AYL join me. Steven
Heumann, along with Corinne Smart as we
explore the surprises outside beaver, Utah
stumbling on some interesting spots then will
preview one Tooele event that will take you
back in time. Then last but not least how has
Ax throwing become more than just a
lumberjack event? Chad: super show next week super
show room we’re in right now we want to
stop and thank Ray Citte RV for actually
letting us take something out of the showroom.
It was brand spanking new to drive all over
to show you all these great RV destinations this
week. Ria: it was a great rig. Chad: but we are not quite done.
So, grab your RVs because you’ve got a whole
bunch of fun offense coming up that you’re
going to want to go to I guess. Maybe we should
say Toy haulers. Ria: yeah right. The ATVs
exactly all right. So, coming up August 8 through the
11th is the Piute Trail jamboree. If you
want to check out that wonderful super fun time.
We always go its so fun go to Piute jam.com Chad: following that Bryce
rally.org you can find out about the Bryce ATV
jamboree, which goes on the 21st through the 25th so
you may just as well take your unit down there.
The Piute jam and then just drive another 20
miles down the road and go ride all that
beautiful Bryce Canyon country. Ria: for reals. It’s just
endless beauty and so much fun. Chad: well, we have run out of
time. But as we have proven today there’s
adventure around every bend. Ria: you’ve just got to get out
there and create your own adventure. Chad and Ria: At Your Leisure. Chad: okay honey can we look at
this. Ria: I like that one. Chad: okay, maybe it’s time for
us to upgrade what you think?

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