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  • jeff
    I m originally from South Jersey where Apple Pie Hill (all 250 feet of it)deep in the Pine Barrens is the biggest rise between Philly and Atlantic City so I go
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 11, 2011
      I'm originally from South Jersey where Apple Pie Hill (all 250 feet of it)deep in the Pine Barrens is the biggest rise between Philly and Atlantic City so I go just about anywhere in Colorado to get really high.

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      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "craig" <craig326@...> wrote:
      >
      > Where do you hike in Colorado?
      > Craig
      >
      > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "jeff" <jb838@> wrote:
      > >
      > > You might set up some of your days to include a morning hike such as to Angel Landing or Observation Point and an afternoon hike such as up the narrows or Hidden Canyon with the idea that the afternoon hikes would mostly be in the shade.
      > >
      > > You could also mediate the heat issue by heading to higher ground: The Kolob Section, Lava Point, the hike to the Northgate Peaks, or even a daytrip or overnighter to Bryce Canyon.
      > >
      > > Personally, I head to Colorado in August.
      > >
      > > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "mojave_ben" <mojave_ben@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I tend to be out there in July. Not my preferred time, spring/fall nicer, but it's what I get with a kid in school.
      > > >
      > > > Monsoon seems to start mid July some time but its variable and sometimes doesn't get so far north. I was out last year in a week that was very monsoon weather.
      > > >
      > > > My style for summer is to be in the car while it is still dark and on trail in early light, certainly by dawn. It is far and away the nicest time of day. Unless its cloudy overnight (possible with monsoon weather) there is a big overnight temperature drop.
      > > >
      > > > If I am climbing, I want to be done going up by 11 or so. It's just too hot after that. BUT if it's overcast and there's no nearby thunder booming, that can allow climbing later into the afternoon, as it won't get quite so hot.
      > > >
      > > > I try to avoid being in any place that would be bad if it rained, including a lot of roads which are impassible when wet, after early afternoon.
      > > >
      > > > I also spend a bunch of time checking weather forecasts, the NOAA technical weather discussion, and weather radar so I can tell what areas got wet while I was out there. And drink a lot :)
      > > >
      > > > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "craig" <craig326@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > I am considering a trip to Zion (first time!) in the first Week of August. I was wondering if anyone has done this and what to expect weather wise. I have been told the afternoons are not conducive to hiking and that there are frequent thunderstorms that time of year. Any comments would GREATLY be appreciated.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks in advance,
      > > > > Sincerely,
      > > > > Craig
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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