43557Re: Information about backpacking zion
- Jul 2, 2007Forgot to mention that you should make sure you have plenty of water.
I went through 4 liters of water between the West Rim Trailhead and
the head of Phantom Valley. We had to continue down to the west rim
spring to re-stock our water supplies. It was extremely hot in the
sun up on the rim between Potato and Phantom.
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Christian"
> As of last friday (the 28th)Potato Hollow was unusable, with just a
> slight wet area. The west rim spring was flowing enough that we
> able to filter over 8 liters of water.the
> --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Jones"
> <ratagonia@> wrote:
> > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Bo" <bbeck@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > From West Rim Trailhead at Lava Point the next water source is
> > > at Potato Hollow on the trail (4 miles), then once again at the
> > > Rim Spring (another 2.5 miles, I wouldn't count on it as being
> > > totally reliable!). This will be the last water source until
> > > main canyon at the Grotto. Total distance from Lee Pass untilthe
> > > Grotto....38 miles.of
> > > Have fun!
> > >
> > Latest reports are that Potato Hollow is essentially dry and
> > while the West Rim Spring continues to maintain a small trickle
> > pumpable water. Don't know about the one up near the West Rim
> > Trailhead (Stave Spring?).
> > Tom
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