Monthly Archives: March 2013

Zion – Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Virgin, UT What, no pictures of hikes in this blog?  Where are those nimble young hikers climbing over  huge boulders, going where no hiker has ever gone before?  Well, even two young, nimble hikers need to take a rest every … Continue reading

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Zion – Shelf Canyon (at last)

Virgin, UT After hiking up at least four different canyons over the past three weeks looking for the elusive Shelf Canyon,  this morning we drove to the east side of Zion NP, confident that today would be the day we would … Continue reading

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Zion – Still Searching for Shelf Canyon

Virgin, UT A few days ago we mentioned that we were looking for a hike going up what is called Shelf Canyon on the east side of Zion NP .  After exploring a number of canyons in that area, Shelf Canyon … Continue reading

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Zion – Jolley Gulch Hike

Virgin, UT There is a short hike on the east side of Zion NP called the Shelf Canyon Hike.  It’s not a long or particularly beautiful hike, but we just can’t seem to find it.  Being the stubborn people we … Continue reading

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Zion – Observation Point Trail Hike

Virgin, UT This morning dawned sunny with warm (low 70s) temperatures predicted, so we felt it was a perfect time to take one of the most challenging hikes in Zion National Park.  The Observation Point Trail is not technically difficult, … Continue reading

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Zion – West Rim Trail

Virgin, UT Today we headed back into Zion’s Main Canyon to hike one of the more popular trails in the park. The West Rim Trail begins benignly along the banks of the Virgin River on a nicely paved trail.  Last … Continue reading

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Zion – Many Pools Hike

Virgin, UT Since area schools are on spring break, Zion NP has been a bit crowded this week.  This has caused a severe shortage of parking in Zion Canyon, the main attraction of the park.  Next week the park will … Continue reading

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