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West Rim- Telephone Canyon Trail LoopSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2016
Jim_H
Hiking16.50 Miles 4,100 AEG
Hiking16.50 Miles   9 Hrs      1.83 mph
4,100 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Did a loop from the Grotto TH up the West Rim, and took the long way around to the west side, and then came back on the Telephone Pole Canyon Trail. Views are better on the West Rim section. Down the West Rim, up and back on Angels Landing, and then a steak diner at the Zion NP Park Lodge, followed by Key Lime Pie.

Didn't see anyone at the lodge training for their next sanction. Then again the Eiger Sanction was 40+ years ago, and ownership seems to have passed from George Kennedy to some new entity, I don't know, the National Park Service, or something. I guess they're OK.

Miles are added up from sections I found online, combination SP and NPS, and a HAZ route that checks out, and elevation is a best guess and based on a trimmed route. It may be off, but I am unsure as there is a lot of up and down. I added in a bit since you continue to gain some elevation on the plateau.

Excellent hike, a solid day hike for those looking to have views and escape the valley crowds. I'll try to do a description soon. Ironically, this is another example of a place where a fire opened up the views and improved things!
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