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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. steve

    Backpacking the Zion Traverse

    This trip ended up being one of our top 5 trips ever. We will definitely be back.
  4. 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...
  5. Red Rock Rangers

    The Subway

    III Original post at RedRockRangers III 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...
  6. Red Rock Rangers

    Zion's Hidden Canyon

    III Original post at RedRockRangers.com III 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Howells Outdoors

    Not Miserable in Misery Canyon

    Every time I do this canyon I feel like Mother Nature is calling me overweight… …Oh well, a place as special as this is worth the struggle. This was originally posted on www.howellsoutdoors.com. We couldn’t have possibly picked a hotter time to go through the technical canyon called Fat Man’s...
  14. Howells Outdoors

    Rock Canyon

    Awhile back I went and did Rock Canyon. I know Rock Canyon is such a vague name for a canyon and there are about a million different Rock Canyons. Its the one in southern Utah. The one near Zion National Park... ...It's the one that enters into the East Fork of the Virgin River from the south...
  15. ram

    Boundary Canyon 5-16-15

    So I have a few more days left in Zion before heading off to other venues. I have been invited on a few other trips but I have promised to meet four folks for a canyon and the canyon is Boundary. Two run afoul of work and two are far away and checking the weather radar. I figure if the weather...
  16. ram

    Checkerboard Canyon 5-14-15

    Troy Ayers had done good world for the Coalition of American Canyoneers as a board member and we had a wonderful time in Sad Cow a few years back, so when an invite arrived from him to join a Checkerboard descent, I signed right up. As the date neared, Mark Burnham shared that he was in the...
  17. mak1277

    Trans-Zion Trip Report

    My first trip to Zion…in fact my first hiking trip in Utah at all. I’ve done all of my backpacking in the mid-Atlantic area…land of the long green tunnel. I’d done some day hiking in the Tetons and around Lake Tahoe, but never any overnight trips in the West. Needless to say, I was very...
  18. Tres Westbrook

    The Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park From The Top Down

    Zion has become my favorite national park. Just a couple years ago I had never even been out to southern Utah. Now we have visited it twice in person and, thanks to the internet, including Backcountrypost.com, I can read trip reports, see photos, and watch videos from Zion trips at will, and...
  19. Scott Chandler

    A Wet Zion

    2/28/15 Another storm was moving through southwestern Utah and as seems the norm this winter I headed towards Zion, this time with my northern friend Richard. We arrived in a drizzle with nice gloomy low clouds. After driving to the end of the main canyon we stopped by Wedding Springs...
  20. ram

    The Watchman 2-12-15

    The Watchman is an iconic mountain in Zion National Park. People line up most evenings at the bridge, in the park to take the picture of it, as the sun sets upon it. It is the mountain displayed on the Backpackers pantry freeze dried dinners and can be found all over the place. Having just...

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