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47144Re: Progeny Peak -- trip report, 360-degree panorama

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  • cp0915athotmaildotcom
    Oct 9, 2009
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      Great pano, Joe!

      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "bodhijoe" <joe@...> wrote:
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      > (FYI-- This is another stale trip report from June, but I finally had time to work on the photos...)
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      > Peak 6275 ("Progeny Peak") is that nondescript peak just to the east of Upper Pine Creek, but the view from the top is simply amazing. I had done this hike with my wife back in 2005, then again with my dad in 2007, but both times, I wasn't happy at all with my photos, so I dumped them all and never posted anything on my site. (First time was a pure gray overcast sky, second time, was in gross pure blue hazy/smokey light with horrible colors.)
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      > Third time was a charm for this one. On the very last day of our June 2009 trip, the late morning sky was filled with puffy clouds and the light was crisp, clean, and beautiful for photography. I hopped up the east canyon by myself (the Barracks hike really knocked my dad's feet out, so he stayed behind) and up I went into the slickrock hills to the east of Upper Pine Creek.
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      > The easiest route to the top is to hike up one of the notches just north of Two-Pines Arch (just to the right of the highest hoodoo formation to the north), but I was in the mood to experiment a little, so I hiked around the bowl to the north of the hoodoos, then scrambled up the gully on the northwest side. Not that I would recommend that route to anybody, but it was a fun random thing to do.
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      > Once at the top, I was treated once again to a fabulous view of the east canyon with the East Temple and Bridge Mountain standing majestically in the distance. The scenery, the light, and the colors were PERFECT.
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      > Here's the 360-degree panorama that I took that day (27 individual shots that I stitched together):
      > http://www.citrusmilo.com/zion2009/progeny_pana.cfm
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      > And here are the rest of my photos from that day:
      > http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/progenypeakpix.cfm
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      > Three hours on this little mountain was the perfect way to end a vacation! -Joe
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