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  1. zionsky

    November in Zion

    I just recently got back from a few days in Zion. This was a rescheduled trip from the spring due to the pandemic. Plenty of people in town and most wearing masks, distancing ,etc. but it was not overly crowded. I will admit it felt a little different this time but it was still an awesome...
  2. chandlerwest

    Zion Nat'l Park - October Adventures 2020

    2020 has been a transitional year for me. A year where I contemplated the questions, "Am I done physically?", and worse, "Am I done mentally?" Did I quarantine for six months because it was the right thing to do, or was it just an excuse to not drag myself over unforgiving terrain? Was 62...
  3. Yvonne

    Hiking Connector Trail to Northgate Peaks on Zion Opening Day, May 13

    Zion NP opened up today for day hikes only. Most services are still limited, and there is no backpacking or permit hikes and climbs. I totally anticipated the soft opening because I missed my outings along Kolob Terrace Road. As soon as the park opened today, I decided to hike the Connector...
  4. Yvonne

    Snow Hike up the West Rim, December 15, 2019

    I have to admit that I simply love winter and snow. Especially here in Zion, it is my time of the year, where I can finally get out and hike. Summer is just too hot and dusty, and I suffer a lot with my chronic lung disease and severe asthma. But as soon as winter is here, I'm out on all the...
  5. wabenho

    Zion Front-country - Nov. 2019

    Growing up in Utah, my family spent many adventures in National Parks throughout the West and Zion was one of our favorites. I remember, as a kid, driving all the way up to the end of Zion Canyon in our family car. I remember parking at the lodge to hike, dine and stay in the cabins there. As I...
  6. Yvonne

    First snowshoe trip to Kolob Terrace, November 30

    I was dreaming of snow for weeks right now. The unbearable heat of the desert was really taking a toll on me, and the lack of rain with all the dust made my chronic lung disease worse. But then, just in time for Thanksgiving, a large storm system was brewing up. I hoped that we would get some...
  7. Yvonne

    A misty Thanksgiving Hike, Zion NP

    Thanksgiving is always a day where I go on a hike or some other outdoor-related activities. My original plan was to go skiing near Navajo Lake and test out my new backcountry ski. Or maybe go snowshoeing at Cedar Breaks. But then a winter storm system moved in and all roads leading to the high...
  8. fossana

    South Guardian Angel (Zion NP, UT)

    The Route South Guardian Angel is prized among Zion peak baggers due to its relatively remote location and challenging approach. For your grovelfest you are rewarded with an ascent up lovely sandstone and breathtaking views that few will ever see.I hiked the 3rd class NE Ridge back in April...
  9. Jackson

    South Guardian Angel

    January 6, 2018 This may be my favorite day hike. It may also be the hardest one I've ever done. I went with my friends Gavin, Michelle, and Tyson down to Zion last weekend. It was my first time seeing the park. I had avoided the area entirely, mostly because of how crowded I had heard that it...
  10. OCArch

    Zion Blitz- A Quick 3 days Oct 11-14

    I had posted over in the trip ideas forum because our annual 'guys trip' was coming up, and we knew we wanted to get into southern Utah, maybe hit some slot canyons, maybe do something else, we didnt really know. We knew of Zion, but the most interesting trip for us there was the overnight...
  11. steve

    Backpacking the Zion Traverse

    This trip ended up being one of our top 5 trips ever. We will definitely be back.
  12. cmgz

    Hop Valley Snow

    Just a dayhike from Hop Valley to La Verkin Creek off the Kolob Terrace Road in Zion, 13 miles up and back. The weather changed and gave me such a treat. Sometimes bad weather has it's bright lining. Short period where the skies cleared and the snow was sliding off the...
  13. Red Rock Rangers

    The Subway

    Now that I'm gainfully employed again, my husband and I don't have the same days off. It's definitely a bummer not going on weekend adventures together, but hanging out with my new coworkers is a pretty solid consolation prize! This weekend we cinched up our harnesses and went on a...
  14. Red Rock Rangers

    Zion's Hidden Canyon

    Zion is only 45 minutes from St. George, and we've spent quite a bit of time here over the years. Still, this park is huge, and there are always new places to explore. This time around, I decided to check out Hidden Canyon. Hidden Canyon is a snazzy little 'hanging canyon' tucked behind the...
  15. Red Rock Rangers

    Water Canyon

    III Original post at RedRockRangers.com III This weekend, we decided to check out Water Canyon -- a pretty, splashy hike at the base of Canaan Mountain. This area is just south of Zion National Park, but officially outside park boundaries. That means you get Zion-esque soaring cliffs and...
  16. ram

    Christmas in Imlay

    Canyoneering or winter sport TR? Another of the series of Yahoo Group TR's now integrated with pictures. The question has been asked? Why Imlay in the winter? A wonderful canyon that is hard enough in the warm times of the year. Why build in extra suffering and risk? A few reasons really, but...
  17. ram

    A Blast from the Past-HEAPS- Oct. 2010

    My daughter Amy is back from college for 10 days. She will be 21 years old next month,. The subject of her trip through Heaps in 2010 came up. The trip was planned, by her request, as her Sweet sixteen, coming of age present. We brought up the pictures and reminisced. I also noted the collection...
  18. Blake Merrell

    Canyoneering Water Canyon

    Water canyon was delightful. The hike to the top was full of outstanding views, and the canyon had many great rappels. Being in Water canyon proved to be a great way to beat the hot Southern Utah sun. To make the day even better, it was my Birthday! It wasn't as good as being home with my wife...
  19. Jammer

    Zion to Capitol Reef Hike

    I finished my Zion to Capitol Reef Hike back in May. After completing the "Flood Video" I got sidetracked and didn't get a chance to do a full trip report... until now. I'll give you guys a trip overview here and include the "short" video. But, if you have the time and want to dig deeper, check...
  20. Vegan.Hiker

    Desert noobs visit Zion and the North Rim

    Zion National Park, UT and the North Rim, AZ June 25th-30th, 2015 I normally prefer to travel solo on my hiking trips with the main exception being when my wife is able to join me. So when Tyne said her work schedule would allow her 5 days to hike with me this June, I jumped at the opportunity...

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