The Iconic Narrows At Zion National Park
When people visit Zion, I tell them they must hike The Narrows. It’s a huge slot canyon that the Virgin River has carved over millions of years. It’s not necessarily a hike as much as it’s a ford. You’re hiking in the river 80 percent of the time. So bring a pair of your old…
Named after Zion National Park’s superintendent, Walter Ruesch, these switchbacks were constructed in 1926. These series of 21 switchbacks lead to the diabolical Angel’s Landing trail but you better be in decent shape to conquer both.
The Upper Muley Twist Trail!
Based on a tip from a good friend, we tackled this trail last week at Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. A hidden gem, this trek is located in the southern end of the park. Not many people frequent this trail that winds it way through washes and up and onto Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold. We…
This Ain’t No Ordinary Gulch!
Buckskin Gulch along the Arizona/Utah border is the longest slot canyon in the United States. I’ve never completed the whole thing but just a few miles into this abyss is enough to gather some good images. I dragged some friends along who made for some pretty good models(No Royalties Due) and for a good sense…
Hiking Zion’s Subway
Zion National Park is a hiking park. The Narrows and Angel’s Landing are the two most popular but The Subway Hike is probably third. You do need a permit to do this hike but it is worth the effort. Here’s a link to the permit process Subway Permit Process There are two ways to hike…
Angels’s Landing Anyone?
When visitors to Zion National Park ask me what hike they should try, I tell them if they aren’t afraid of heights and adventure, you must conquer the diabolical Angel’s Landing. I’ve completed it 3 times but see no reason to risk my life again. The peak was named by a Methodist clergyman, Frederick Vining…