Subject: Death Valley/Utah
Hi Ziners,

Our first trip in 2006 is taking shape. The plan is to fly into Las Vegas in February. We want to visit Death Valley and then drive into Utah. We have 7-10 days but we are the type of travellers who cover a lot of ground in a short time so any and all suggestions will go into the mix. We will spend no time in Las Vegas. Been there, done that, didn't like it. We don't gamble and we don't like the big shows. We did enjoy the surrounding desert area.

The only places we've been to in Utah are Monument Valley and Goulding's Landing, which we found intriguing, and we're considering staying there one night. Is it worth it in February?

Suggestions on a route? We are willing to fly into Vegas and out of Salt Lake City (or other) if necessary, or do a Vegas in and out. Of the surrounding states, we've visited California, Arizona and Oregon. Are Idaho and Wyoming out of the question? Both have been on my places to visit for a long time.

I'm assuming the weather in Vegas and environs will be moderate but that Utah will be cold. Am I right on this? How cold will Utah be in February? Do I need to bring my Canadian parka and boots or not? If we go to Salt Lake City what should we see and do, and where should we eat?

As we get closer to the time, we'd enjoy planning a GTG with Ziners en route. I believe we have a Ziner lurking in Salt Lake City. Not sure about Nevada or other states I've mentioned.

Lucy, Toronto