backpack - hiking the zion narrows

The purpose of this trip is to hike the Zion Narrows, one of the jewels of the west. While this is not a technical canyoneering trip, "just" an overnight hike/backpack, that kind of thinking is what caused several injuries on the last club trip to this venue. This hike is 16.5 miles long, with much of it hiking in the river, walking on slippery rocks. This somewhat tenuous exercise becomes much more difficult when you add a backpack, that extra weight up high is VERY destabilizing. So this is a long and physically demanding endeavor, which needs to be an exercise in minimalist/lightweight backpacking. I will be driving down on thursday to get the permit and a campsite, and then doing a technical canyon with a like minded soul or two on friday. The main group will be driving down friday afternoon, the hike will be saturday and sunday, returning home sunday night.

Level:MOD+
Miles:16.5
Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Fri Aug 26 2011 — Sun Aug 28 2011
Meeting Place:Registration required

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