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Re: Zionman May 25-26 2013

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  • Joe Braun
    Awesome stuff. Yes, the no man s land part has me most intrigued. SGA down into the Right Fork? Scrambling up around Hammerhead or Phantom to connect with the
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      Awesome stuff. Yes, the no man's land part has me most intrigued. SGA down into the Right Fork? Scrambling up around Hammerhead or Phantom to connect with the West Rim? Whatever the exact route, I'm in awe! :) -Joe


      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "RAM" <adkramoo@...> wrote:
      >
      > Corrections and pictures from Buzz
      > I should have slept first and typed later; the splits in my original message
      > were from so-called memory; upon checking the SPOT, they were in error. The
      > route took 28hrs 2mins, including 6:21 in Imlay from top to Narrows.
      >
      > Pix: http://tinyurl.com/oexo67l
      >
      >
      > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Glenn Ray" <glennlray@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Geepers...that's exhausting just sitting on my arse reading it!
      > >
      > > Think I'll settle for a regular Trans-Zion hike instead.
      > >
      > > -Glenn
      > >
      > > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "RAM" <adkramoo@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > And finally something current. I believe this was done yesterday. The story by Buzz Burrell
      > > >
      > > > Two years ago, Jared Campbell concocted a route that would go from the West to the East Boundary of Zion NP via the most "Interesting" terrain. That June he, Ryan McDermott, and I were going to try it, but after an exhausting 8 hours of car shuttling, removed the front end and just did the new and unknown sections - Wildcat TH to the top of Orderville, taking 21 hours. But we learned that the unknown section of proposed route, from South Guardian Angel south and then east to the West Rim Trail, would actually go.
      > > >
      > > > Since we only canyoneer once/year, we planned to try it again last year. But I was injured, and Jared and Ryan were gracious enough to wait until this year for me to recover (relatively speaking).
      > > >
      > > > On May 25-26 we did it: Icebox Canyon, Hop Valley and Wildcat Cutoff Trails, North Guardian Angel, South Guardian Angel, No Mans Land (our term), I'mlay Canyon, finishing by ascending Orderville to the trailhead. West to East across the Park, mostly off-trail, 27 hrs 40 mins.
      > > >
      > > > We finished a few hours ago. It was a workout. Linking the summits and all the canyons across the Park was very cool, but the links required some serious bushwhacking, which sometimes became tiresome. OTOH, we did NGA and SGA by full moon last night, which was very fun (I turned off my headlamp!) and Icebox and Imlay are always fun. Orderville is fun going down, but going up it takes time.
      > > >
      > > > We started at Lee Pass yesterday at 5:00 pm, and finished this evening at the upper Orderville TH at 8:40 pm. Here are the splits:
      > > >
      > > > 0:00 Lee Pass TH
      > > > 1:13 Top of North Pass (Icebox Canyon)
      > > > 3:45 La Verkin Creek Trail
      > > > 5:30 Hop Valley TH
      > > > 8:22 NGA
      > > > 9:25 Subway
      > > > 11:01 SGA
      > > > 14:15 Right Fork North Creek
      > > > 16:10 Imlay put in
      > > > 24:40 Narrows (7:30 for Imlay)
      > > > 23:00 Mouth of Orderville Canyon
      > > > 27:40 Orderville head - TH
      > > >
      > > > BB
      > > >
      > >
      >
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