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Dec 13 2008
Trishness
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63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Antelope Canyon - LowerNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2008
Trishness
Hiking0.90 Miles 98 AEG
Hiking0.90 Miles
98 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This is my second time to this beautiful slot canyon. I LOVE it. This chilly December day there were 3 other people in there so we basically had the entire slot to ourselves. During high tourist season they want you to go in one way and exit at the stairs on the other end but we were told we could spend as much time there as we wanted. SWEET! We made our way down through the corkscrew and had awesome photo ops at every turn. When we got toward the end of the canyon we heard the sweetest music and came upon a young Navajo man who brought his guitar down there and was playing some acoustic guitar down there. He was an amazing guitar player and we hung out for at least 1/2 an hour listening to him play and with his permission we got pictures of him. It was the the highlight of the tour...to be in such a beautiful & spiritual place and hear that sweet music. The colors were amazing. When we exited we spent time talking to a Navajo man who was very informative of the area. This was a great trip.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Sep 23 2008
Trishness
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 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Kane Gulch to Junction with Grand GulchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2008
Trishness
Hiking8.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.67 mph
500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We hiked this before deciding if we were going to do our Grand Gulch backpack trip of 25 miles for the following 3 days. The question at this time was the availability of water in the Gulch and at the springs located along Bullet and Kane Canyons. Anyway, we started at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station where we were told there was "sporadic" water available...not a good sign when you are planning 25 miles. Todie was trickling (maybe), Jailhouse was dry and many of the known flowing springs were dry or stagnant water. So we did this as a day hike. I don't know what someone put in my Wheaties that morning but we made it down to the junction (4 miles) in an hour and 15 minutes. Passed two other hikers who heard us coming and moved off to the side and then saw us later at the junction and called me Rocket lady. I never hike that fast but I must have been a woman on a mission that morning! Lovely hike with the canyon all to ourselves. We did see some suspicious & FRESH tracks that looked like cougar and took pictures which we showed to the ranger when we returned. He was very interested in those and was going to take a trek down canyon to see them. Trek in was 1 hour 15 mins and trek out was 1 hour 30 mins with 1/2 an hour exploring out in the ruins area. GREAT camping sites under those cottonwoods near the junction. We encountered a group of 6 backpackers coming out who said there was no water in the Gulch.

Sidenote: Due to the unknown availability of water in Bullet Canyon and the Grand Gulch, my friend and I decided to abort our backpack attempt at this time. It was a wise decision as we were camped out at Bullet Canyon TH and spoke to hikers coming out who said the situation was GRIM for water. Maybe we need to replan this for a spring trip when water is more reliable.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Sep 18 2008
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Delicate ArchSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2008
Trishness
Hiking3.00 Miles 480 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
480 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked up to the arch playing "tag" with a surgeon from SLC and her sister with kids in tow. Rounded the slickrock and saw the arch.....GORGEOUS. Michelle and I hiked out and stood under the arch.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Sep 17 2008
Trishness
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 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Broken Arch Loop - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2008
Trishness
Hiking3.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice little jaunt to Broken Arch and then on to Sand Dune Arch.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 23 2008
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Climb for Cancer-South Mountain, AZ 
Climb for Cancer-South Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2008
Trishness
Hiking7.50 Miles
Hiking7.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.14 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Hiked up the road from Central to the summit with other thousands of other peoples this morning with a group that frequents this website and another one also. Instead of turning around and coming back down the road or taking the shuttle bus (GASP!!) back, we hiked down the Holbert on the other side. Not really fond of hiking with big crowds or on paved road but it was a beautiful day to be out and for a worthy cause.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 15 2008
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
El Camino Del DiabloSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2008
Trishness
Hiking10.00 Miles
Hiking10.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Great 4WD drive trip 125 miles through an area of the state I hadn't yet seen. We had Team FJ Cruiser, Team Tahoe, Team 4-Runner, Team Cherokee and Team Land Cruiser...a total of 13 people! Letty was our "Team Leader" and showed us all the landmarks in this area as well as sharing lore. Team Tahoe was 4 strong and we took several day hikes along the way...mostly cross country across the desert to climb some mountain to an arch or see some old abandoned mine.

We took three days to cross this expanse of desert and there was eye candy all along the way.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 02 2008
Trishness
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 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2008
Trishness
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.25 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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If you have a chance to get out and hike this trail tomorrow or even next weekend JUST DO IT! It had been 3 years since I've been on this terrific loop hike and my timing was perfect with planning it for this weekend. Now, there was quite a bit of water when I last went on the Dutchman #104 the week before Christmas but all the recent rain in January was like a BONANZA with all the washes flowing like rivers. We headed out on this trek going counterclockwise taking the Dutchman #104 and immediately came upon First Water Creek flowing strongly. We must have done 8 or 10 creek crossings before we got to Boulder Basin. Some of the crossings were 10 feet across and if you head a little upstream from the trail crossings, you'll see lots of little waterfalls and deep pools of water. Headed up Black Mesa Trail and DANG, there was even water on top of the mesa!!

This was desert hiking at it's best and nothing compares to being on these normally bone dry trails and hearing water tumbling over rocks! Just an awesome day~~~~
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jan 12 2008
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Treasure Loop Trail #56Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2008
Trishness
Hiking2.40 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.60 mph
500 ft AEG
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This was a little celebration hike we did in January with my Dad Clint, who is 81 y/o and had open heart surgery in August. I had taken my Dad on a hike in Sedona in July to the Palatki ruins and then for a short distance on Broken Arrow~~~~three weeks later he had a heart attack and subsequently had open heart surgery. I promised him that we would take him on a hike once he was done with his cardiac rehab and received clearance from his cardiologist. Well, he got the clearance and we did a modified version of this hike which turned out to be a terrific day for Dad. he managed to click off about 2.5 miles in an hour and a half. Pretty great for an octogenarian hiker!!!
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Dec 25 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
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63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2007
Trishness
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,366 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
1,366 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Christmas hike with my brother (who's visiting from Maine) and our friend Michelle. Surprisingly not too many people on the trail. It's been a number of years since I've been on this trail and I forgot how rocky it is. Still enough water flowing out there from all the recent rains to hear it flowing in the lower canyon. Can't think of a better way to spend Christmas Day!
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Dec 08 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2007
Trishness
Hiking6.00 Miles 4,050 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
4,050 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The original plan for our group was to hike up Super Trail to summit Wrightson and then hike down Baldy trail. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate this weekend. This was the weekend that the biggest storm of the last few months rolled through with lots of wind and rain...or in our case and at this elevation, lots of wind, sleet and snow.

We stayed at Bog Spring campground for the weekend and it's a nive enough little campground. Arrived Friday the 7th to clear blue skies but some good winds. Then it started raining around midnight and rained hard all night. Was still raining in the AM when the rest of our troops pulled in so we got a later than scheduled start but by the time we started on the Super Trail with a new plan the rain had let up somewhat....We got a couple of miles up the trail and it started to sleet and sleet hard! Some of us turned around here and headed back down in a sleet storm, the remainder continued on to Kent Falls/Kent Spring area and a few brave ones actually summited in a white-out with several inches of snow on the summit.

Despite the weather gods dumping on us it was a pretty good day and the trail is really nice. At least the weather cleared enough for us to enjoy a campfire that night and some great comraderie.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 16 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles
491 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Bridge is huge....great hike
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 15 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Lower Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2007
Trishness
Hiking6.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Easy jaunt to beautiful falls.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 14 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Devil's GardenSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.00 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
20 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We drove out here after arriving in Escalante late in the day. Fascinating hoodoos and goblins. We walked all over. Road wasn't too bad at all
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 11 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2007
Trishness
Hiking5.50 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
540 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did this and Navajo Loop for a total of 8+ miles. Awesome hike in the Bryce Ampitheater....Loved the hike down Navajo Loop and up the other side

Was a sunny morning but soon became overcast
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 10 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Zion Ntl Park-Hidden Canyon, UT 
Zion Ntl Park-Hidden Canyon, UT
 
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2007
Trishness
Hiking6.00 Miles
Hiking6.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This was our third hike in Zion and we decided on doing this over Angels Landing. Having done the Narrows the day before our legs were still a little sore struggling against the Virgin River most of the previous day. I can best describe this as a "mini-Angels Landing." The trail begins at Weeping Rock trailhead (and we made the little side trip up here as well) which is nothing more than a series of "weeps" out of the sandstone but some pretty hanging gardens. Then we set off on the Hidden Canyon trail which wastes no time at all in its path of switchbacks. This trail gains 1000 feet in a mile where you top off at small saddle. Nice place for a break and gorgeous views! The trail then dips down into a small ravine and then climbs again, meandering across a narrow ledge with a 1000 foot vertical drop-off to your right. There are chains anchored into the rockface to aid you in this section. Shortly thereafter, you come to the mouth of Hidden Canyon which is a fairly level slot that requires some bouldering and scrambling. There is an arch located in this section but we couldn't find it. If you are ever in Zion and looking for something a little less crowded than Angel's Landing, than this is the hike for you! We saw maybe 20 people all day.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 09 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
ZIon Narrows to Orderville Canyon, UT 
ZIon Narrows to Orderville Canyon, UT
 
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2007
Trishness
Hiking6.50 Miles
Hiking6.50 Miles
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This was the highlight of our two week trip to Utah that the locals call "The Circuit". We spent 3 days in Zion, 2 days in Bryce, 2 days in Escalante, and 3 days in Capitol Reef....with a little side trip to Kodachrome Basin State Park. Hiked every day, almost all day for those 10 days.

Zion Narrows is STUNNING! And even that adjective doesn't do it justice. We started at the Temple of Sinawava and hiked the paved Riverwalk for one mile and then headed up the Virgin River past Orderville Canyon into the "Wall Street" section of the Narrows and then turned around and hiked back. The water temp was about 50 degrees so we were outfitted with 5-10's, neoprene socks and drypants~~~~man, am I glad we decided to get those. The river was a little low and only came up to my hips in some sections and was flowing at 45 CFS so it wasn't too bad although after a few miles of hiking upstream we definitely felt it in our thighs. When you start this hike, you can see the canyon walls as they lift higher and close in as you make progress up the river. After about 1/2 a mile from the beginning, you come to a small waterfall off to your right that is the entrance of Mystery Canyon. Continue upriver (eye candy at EVERY turn) and after about another mile you reach the mouth of Orderville Canyon. DEFINITELY take a trek up here and check it out although you can only go about 1/2 mile into this canyon before you reach another waterfall that requires climbing equipment. Just past the junction with Orderville(upriver) is the section called Wall Street, where the slot closes in and the walls tower 1500 feet above you.

Half the fun of this hike is navigating across and in the river and about 60% of your hike is IN the river. We never had so much fun! My cousin Carol, being the adventurer she is, decided she needed the full experience and fell in the river.....twice.

I'm definitely going to return to do the entire hike from Chamberlain downstream as a backpack some day soon.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 09 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Navajo LoopSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2007
Trishness
Hiking7.00 Miles
Hiking7.00 Miles
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Navajo Loop to Peekaboo Loop and back. Awesome
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 09 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Zion NarrowsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar Oct 09 2007
Trishness
Canyoneering6.50 Miles 1,865 AEG
Canyoneering6.50 Miles
1,865 ft AEG
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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1st trip
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Spent all day in the river. Water temp was in the 50's so we donned our fat pants and neoprene socks with 5/10's. Hiked up from the Temple of Sinewava past Mystery Canyon and on to Orderville Canyon. I went a short way into Orderville before I was ordered by my cousin to come out (party pooper) We went a ways past Orderville and then the water became really deep for this little 5'1" munchkin....we saw a very tall over 6 foot man coming back and asked how deep the water was and he indicated it was to his shoulders at some sections. Well that's over my head! We decided to turn around here and head back. Most of the time the water was thigh-hip deep on us and trudging up river was running at about 50 cubes.

I had warned my cousin about water hiking and that you need to test the depth of the water and use your trekking pole to do that and also take small steps to ensure your feet are planted firmly. She loved this hike and wanted the full experience so much she fell into the river...TWICE.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 08 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Zion Ntl Park-Emerald Pools, UT 
Zion Ntl Park-Emerald Pools, UT
 
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We arrived at the east entrance to Zion around 10:30 AM and made our way 26 miles across the Park (mouths agape at the beautiful country) to the Watchman Campground, our home for three nights. On the way in, Carol and Nez spotted a big horned sheep in the Checkerboard Mesa area. I was too busy driving and missed it. :(

Once we got unloaded and our camp set up we decided to take the shuttle and take a hike to Emerald Pools~~~~we needed to get our legs movin'!

This was an OK hike, kind of short which we needed since we didn't start out until after 2PM. There were just SOOOOO many people on this trail and we were constantly stepping off to let a whole posse of them (sometimes 20 or more) ascend while we were descending. It's still very pretty and the hike to the middle and upper pools get your blood pumping. These trails all interconnect so you can do what you want to do....go to just the lower pool, middle pool or combine all three, which is what we did.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 07 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

63 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Hidden CanyonSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2007
Trishness
Hiking4.00 Miles 586 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
586 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Wonderful hike...no crowds
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
average hiking speed 2.16 mph
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