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Hiking The Zion Narrows July 18, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Mindfulness, Nature.
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On both cross-country trips I’ve taken (in 1972 and 1992), I enjoyed the spectacular vistas offered in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

From The Trust For Public Land:

The Zion Narrows hike is one of the world’s best canyon hikes. For 16 miles, the canyon winds through soaring sandstone walls, in some spots stretching 2,000 feet high and narrowing to just 20 feet. Since the Virgin River is the trail, plan on getting wet!

Whether done from the top down as an overnight through-hike, or from the bottom up and going as far as you’re comfortable, the Zion Narrows hike is a classic not to be missed.

Here’s a quick glimpse at Hiking the Zion Narrows with Erik Weihenmayer, a blind mountaineer.

And another video by two folks who donned wet suits for the hike:

Want more?  Hiking the Zion Narrows ~ Best Hike Ever

Aah . . . that’s better!

Do you have a favorite hike?  In what country?  Have you ever hiked it with your eyes closed?

Thought to Ponder:  My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. ~ Anais Nin