The Best Views I’ve Ever Seen, Part I

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The Best Views I’ve Ever Seen, Part I I keep finding myself writing, “It was one of the best views I’ve ever seen!” or at least some variation of the phrase. A lot of times it’s probably a slight exaggeration of excitement from a fresh trip, but not always. It got me thinking that if I had to […]

Hiking the Subway Bottom-Up Trail Description

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Hiking the Subway Bottom-Up Trail Description Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway Bottom-Up Trail Description – The Left Fork of North Creek in Zion National Park, also known as the Subway, is one of the park’s more popular and iconic hikes, taking you along (and through) the river to a tube-like, undercut slot canyon resembling […]

Hiking the Subway Top-Down Trail Description

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Hiking the Subway Top-Down Trail Description Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway Top-Down Trail Description – The Left Fork of North Creek in Zion National Park, also known as the Subway, is one of the park’s more popular and iconic hikes, taking you along (and through) the river to a tube-like, undercut slot canyon resembling an […]

Hiking the Subway in Zion… Again

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Hiking the Subway… Again – The Left Fork of North Creek Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway in Zion – I have never been rock climbing and I have never been too interested in it either. But I was told rappelling is easy, especially with fixed anchors – Once the rope’s set up through the […]

Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows

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Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows Zion National Park, Utah “The Indians call the canyon through which it runs “Mu-koon’-tu-weap” or Straight Canyon. Entering this, we have to wade upstream; often the water fills the entire channel, and although we travel many miles, we find no flood plain, talus, or broken piles of rock at the foot of the […]

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion

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Hiking Angels Landing Zion National Park, Utah Hiking Angels Landing – I’ve stood on the edge of 1,000 cliffs, looking straight down. I’ve skied rocky couloirs that I probably had no business being in. I’ve mountain biked along sharp ridgelines at uncomfortable speeds. And I’ve jeeped features that simply don’t seem possible for a vehicle […]

The Emerald Pools Hike in Zion…Meh

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The Emerald Pools Hike…Meh Zion National Park, Utah Me and a buddy had hiked the subway before the rest of our group rolled in to town somewhere around 4:30 a.m. the next morning. Sitting around camp as the sun got higher, we decided we couldn’t just wait for them to roll out of their tents so we […]

Hiking the Subway in Zion

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Hiking the Subway – The Left Fork of North Creek Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway in Zion – Despite the rising sun and baby-blue cloudless sky, it wasn’t the warmest of mornings in the desert of southern Utah. It was somewhere around 50Ā° so still nothing a few minutes of hiking couldn’t warm, but […]

Zion National Park, Utah

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Zion National Park, Utah The very name Zion, a Hebrew word for refuge, evokes its significance. (*Text not original content and is simply copied & compiled from NPS.gov*) Zion National Park – Zion is Utah’s oldest national park, designated in 1919, and is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau, encompassing some of the […]

On the Road to Zion

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On the Road to Zion Zion National Park, Utah I had been to Zion National Park once and that was way before I appreciated landscapes the way I do today. It was back in my late-teens when everything sucked, especially extended family road trips, Griswold style.* And if I remember correctly, we only had time to ride the 80-minute […]

 
 
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