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Re: To Utah or not to Utah...That is the question.

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  • luvs_to_hike
    Bo as usual has great suggestions. Here are what I suggest for the average mom and pop hiker/walker/visitor to the area. You should be able to do most of
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 31, 2006

      Bo as usual has great suggestions.  Here are what I suggest for the average mom and pop hiker/walker/visitor to the area.  You should be able to do most of them with a just healed bum leg.  :)



      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, bomabro84738 <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > In Zion, a hike from Wildcat Cabyon Trailhead to the end of the
      > Northgate Peaks trail may be a very nice stroll with minimal up and
      > down. A walk on the Canyon Overlook trail is'nt very strenuous
      > either. Definately take the jaunt up the Riverside Walk to the
      > beginning of the Narrows.
      > The hike to the Wave isn't too strenuous, but there is a fair amount
      > of short ups and downs. If you were to start very early in the
      > morning and just take it very easy I think it will be worth the
      > effort? (and pain?).
      > I haven't done a lot of walking at Bryce, but I do know that the
      > trail network includes a lot of "On the Rim" sightseeing strolls".
      > There are campgrounds inside Zion and also at Lava Point at the start
      > of the West Rim Trail on the Kolob Terrace. There are campgrounds
      > also in Springdale.
      > http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-national-park-campground.htm
      > More centralized to Zion, Bryce and North Coyote Buttes is the RV
      > Campground at Mt Carmel Junction (Rt. 9 and Highway 89)
      > There is also the Stateline Campground (4 sites) a few miles south of
      > the Wire Pass Trailhead (The Wave).
      > I'm sure that others will have some good suggestions. Have fun!
      > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "westfaliagirl"
      > lkovitz@ wrote:
      > >
      > > I'm hoping this group can help me decide on my vacation plans...I'm
      > > sitting by my computer having a personal pity party. My crutches
      > are
      > > leaning against my desk...Yep, the pain I've had for the last FOUR
      > > months turned out to be a broken femur (really long story, that I
      > > won't bore anyone with!)...Anyways, I am supposed to go with my
      > > boyfriend to Utah the last week of September. We were going to go
      > to
      > > Arches, Zion and Coyote Buttes (the Wave)... I most likely will not
      > > be able to hike far distance or do very much hiking uphill. (But I
      > > will be off crutches by then.) I fear that if I only drive thru
      > > Utah, I will be bummed that I can't explore it further. I am by no
      > > means a super hiker, just a casual one..I know your area has some
      > of
      > > the most scenic drives around, but driving around and looking at
      > > sites for more than a week most likely will not satisfy my
      > > curiosity. Are there some really short flat hikes that anyone can
      > > suggest? I know the wave is about 3 miles one way...How much uphill
      > > hiking is required? It is the one hike I really would like to
      > > do...It's scheduled towards the end of our trip and maybe just
      > maybe
      > > my leg will be stronger by then. Any ideas or opinions for what we
      > > should do on our vacation will be appreciated.
      > >
      > > On a side note, we will be traveling in our camper van. Any ideas
      > > for campsites will also be appreciated.
      > >
      > > Lorri
      > >

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