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Old 08-17-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I heard the Narrows is very pretty too, but is there any chance I may run into a snake? how deep is the narrows? If it is rain season, is there any chance of flash flood?
We didn't see or hear of snakes in the Narrows but there are warnings of flash floods. The water level was mostly about ankle deep although a couple areas were at, or just above, my knees.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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man, the ten essentials totally scared me.... feel like I already ran into the situation that I am lost in the heavy rain, cold and starving...

I do make some changes to my plan. will do some road trip and small trails the first day, and start climbing the next day. I have 3 days to spend there, and see how far I can go.

It is said subway will be a challenge, but it need some permit.

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The Ten Essentials are the ten things that you need to carry with you that may save your life if things do not go well on your hike:

Ten Essentials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ten Essentials for Hiking/Backpacking

The Ten Essentials: Expert Advice from REI

These standards were established in the 1930s and many backcountry deaths may be attributed to the lack of one or more of these items.


Personally, I don't like your plan at all. You will leave Las Vegas in the morning and get to Zion at or around Noon, the HOTTEST time of the day. At this time of year, temperatures are 100+ this time of year. If I am hiking, I don't want to do the accent at the hottest part of the day. I made that mistake at Big Bend NP and won't do it again.

Also, that will have you up on the mountains during the late afternoon when you are most likely to face thunderstorms.

Fortunately, there are perhaps hundreds of articles and websites for each of Zion's major trails. I would recommend several hours of research before you make any decisions.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thank you for sharing the pictures! They look fantastic
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Southwest 2008 - Roderick's Photos

Picture #7 is the trail up the last portion of the hike up Angels landing, 3 thru 15 are all ZionNP including a couple from the narrows
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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so I need to check the weather from time to time....
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We didn't see or hear of snakes in the Narrows but there are warnings of flash floods. The water level was mostly about ankle deep although a couple areas were at, or just above, my knees.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:08 AM
 
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Angel's Landing is well, well worth the trip. I've only ever done it off season, so other people were never an issue. It is very 'airy' and exposed. It's a short hike, but moderately steep so give yourself time to get down before dark. I wouldn't haul much up there. The less you have the better you can handle the trickier parts. You definitely want both hands free and shoes with good grip!

And The Subway is an amazing place. You do need a permit to get back there, and it's pretty much an all day hike in and out. But it's one of my favorite places I've personally been to. Words cannot do it justice. Once again, I recommend going off season (I prefer in the fall at the peak of autumn colors.) You can start from the bottom or the top. From the bottom isn't difficult, but from the top requires dropping into deep pools and ropes.
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