zion narrows backpack - August 22, 2014

The hike through the Zion Narrows is only 16.5 miles, and on everybody's "bucket list", as it takes you through one of the most beautiful places on earth. But it is not a hike to be trifled with- much of the way you are hiking in the Virgin River, in water from knee to waist deep, on slippery rock that amounts to walking on greased bowling balls. The attempt to make this a little easier hike, by splitting it up over two days, adds another risk factor- a backpack, as the level of difficulty and risk of injury factor is incrementally increased with every additional pound you put on your back. The trick then, to making this the never to forget trip that it can be, is to make it an exercise in lightweight backpacking, eliminating the superfluous and sharing the necessities.The trip has had some cancellations and has a few openings.

Organizer:Rick Thompson
Date:Fri Aug 22 2014 — Sun Aug 24 2014
Meeting Place:Registration required

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