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Re: Hiking the Narrows--need alternatives

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  • GcP
    What log ja area are you refering to Joe?
    Message 1 of 37 , Mar 4, 2010
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      What log ja area are you refering to Joe?
      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Braun" <joe@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Cliff - I hear you. I actually don't recommend it to anybody even though I love talking about it. But I don't think it will ever really get crowded down there because there just isn't any family-friendly easy day hike to get through it. And *everybody* hates the Checkerboard Mesa exit, so its grueling reputation keeps most from wanting to come back. And that log jam spot that we talk about is another good deterrent.
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      > To put it into perspective though... I've been through six times now since 2003, and I've only bumped into one other set of people... back in 2003. My dad and I caught up with two backpackers filtering water by the Powell plaque. Every other time, it's been a very lonely place, especially upstream of Misery. -Joe
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      > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Clifton" <kol84b@> wrote:
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      > > I almost wish you would stop talking people into hiking Parunuweap. It's starting to get more and more visitors. The last time I went down Misery Canyon we even ran into another group, the first time that has ever happened in the twelve or fifteen years I have been hiking down there.
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    • tdullmaier
      Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I got a permit for the Subway and also think we might go up past Scounts Landing after we do Angel s Landing and also
      Message 37 of 37 , Mar 6, 2010
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        Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I got a permit for the Subway and also think we might go up past Scounts Landing after we do Angel's Landing and also hike up to Observation Point. All of your input has been extremely helpful.

        --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "GcP" <garyclaytonpalmer@...> wrote:
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        > Wow, nice picture. Last time I went down it was in September 2008 from the Mt Carmel entrance to the Misery Canyon and back. There was only a small floating jam.
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        > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Braun" <joe@> wrote:
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        > > It's the narrow section with a few big boulders roughly half-a-mile upstream from the mouth of Misery. Cliff noticed early last year that there was a big log jam that had built up behind the second boulder. When I went through in May, it was starting to grow its own sandbar and vegetation. I'm really curious what it looks like this year?
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        > > From May 2009:
        > > http://www.citrusmilo.com/zion2009/joebraun_barracks508.jpg
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        > > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "GcP" <garyclaytonpalmer@> wrote:
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        > > > What log ja area are you refering to Joe?
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