09.09.2011 99 °F
Zion Canyon is another gem of Southern Utah! "Our little corner of Heaven" locals call Zion. Indeed, with sheer, milky-white cliffs and pristine, curtained waterfalls, Zion is the most beautiful place in the west
The best way to enjoy the park adventure is to take a hike and we choose The Narrows! An Idea to hike through the Virgin River along the steep, stone mountains, looked very exciting. Also, being in the cool water, when it is almost 100 degrees outside, can not possibly be wrong.
So, we caught a bus, the PArk has very convinient shuttle bus system, got off at Temple of Sinawava parking lot, and went down the river. Short and pleasant stroll about one mile, brings you down to The Narrows
The Virgin river has craved spectacular gorge in the upper reaches od Zion Canyon-16 miles long, up to 2000-feet deep and at times only 20-30-feet wide.
The Narrows, with its soaring walls, sandstone grottos, natural springs, and hanging gardens became unforgettable expirience.
Hiking The NArrows means hiking in the Virgin Rriver. At least 60 percent spent wading, walking, and somethimes swimming in the river.
The current is swift, the water may be cold and deep, and the rocks underfoot are sleeppery, but its all irrelevant. We are moved by surroundings and majestic walls give us energy and inspiration.
There is no formal destination, but some hikers are trying to get to junction with orderville Canyon, which is probably 2 hours upstream from the paved trail. We werent that lucky!! But thats ok. There is always next time!
We did it!!!!