Zion National Park

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Zion National Park

New postby SNEAKers » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Im planning to do a combination Las Vegas and Zion National Park trip in early May this year. I've done a ton of research and decided on the West Rim trail from the Lava Point Campground down to Angel's landing over two days. The third day I'll do the Emerald Pools and maybe Weeping Rock.

Anyone done this route before? Have any pictures or stories? I'm counting the days until May!
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Re: Zion National Park

New postby mike » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:23 pm

I have never hiked in Zion NP. But, I have hiked a little bit around Las Vegas. Heat was one issue. I found the heat a real problem for me. But, I don't like the heat. Sometimes the wind can also be an issue. No matter which trails you pick, you should have a good time.
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Re: Zion National Park

New postby Jon » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:50 pm

i'm sorry but i'm used to NE weather. Two places, beautiful in their own part but I utterly despise the weather and will never go back:
nevada/utah
New Orleans (too humid)

went to Bryce and Zion. Were great but the heat ruined it for me. I can take 90's and such, not 125 in the shade. Las vegas is wonderful city but same thing I think the heat spoiled it for me. Scenery is fantastic, it's like roy rogers. I'd say Bryce >Zion but that's just cause those hoodoos are so dang cool.

I was much younger and I don't remember what part exactly we went to in each park but we saw a good majority of them, and day-hiked most. I can say May sounds like the desert will be a whole lot more tolerable than July when I went.
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Re: Zion National Park

New postby mike » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:33 am

I hiked around Las Vegas around the May time frame. After a convention, I did some hiking. I headed up to the eastern escarpment of the Sierra's. It is cool with snow. You can also fly up to Reno very cheaply. Lots of good hiking up there. But, if it is cool then you might head up to Bryce or Zion. Just depends upon how well you can handle the heat.

I came thru Death Valley once in April and it was 105 degrees. Just never know down there. Whatever you do, have a good time.
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