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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11300 on: October 11, 2018, 09:16:16 AM »
going to Vegas and Zion NP for Thanksgiving. With kids. What should we do???

Zion NP

Here’s some easier hikes to experience Zion from the top and bottom.

Canyon Overlook - Trailhead is on the left just as you exit the tunnel on Hwy9 heading east out of the main canyon.  Great view looking down into canyon.

Riverside Walk - Trailhead is at the end of the road in the main canyon.  Takes you to the beginning of where the hike into the Narrows starts. 

Watchman - Starts at the visitor center.  Nice view down the canyon from the top.  I’ve seen bighorns several times here.  A little more difficult than the first two.

If you’re more adventurous...

Angels Landing - Major exposure but amazing views.  I wouldn’t go if there’s precipitation. Not sure I would take an 11-12 yr old, but younger kids have done it.  Could go as far as Scout Lookout and then decide if you are up for the exposured part after seeing what’s next.

Observation Point from East Rim Trail - Great hike.  Actually looks down on Angels Landing.  Quite a bit of elevation gain.  Some cool rock features early on that could be fun even if you don’t go to the top.

Narrows - Rent some wet gear and brave the cold. 


Also consider Snow Canyon State Park (UT) and Valley of Fire State Park (NV).  Both have some cool hikes and things to see.

This is useful for me as well.  Let me know what else you learn Rusty.  I'll be in Zion in Feb.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11301 on: October 11, 2018, 01:22:06 PM »
Hey ChiCat.  October is the month to apply for a February permit to The Wave.  If you are going to be in the area anyway, you might as well give it a shot.  Even if you don’t get it, you could still go down there to see Buckskin Gulch.

https://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27622.msg1781049#msg1781049

https://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27622.msg1781051#msg1781051
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11302 on: October 12, 2018, 02:39:57 PM »
It's a good day to take a flight.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11303 on: October 12, 2018, 02:40:50 PM »
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11304 on: October 12, 2018, 03:06:10 PM »
Oh ya. It's a gimme.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #11305 on: October 14, 2018, 01:45:24 PM »
2 hours with that app running? RIP your battery
Airplane mode, battery chargers, and a solar panel on my backpack. Never got in any danger of low battery.