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East or West Rim at Zion?
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jody vukas
(bologma) - F
East or West Rim at Zion? on 03/17/2012 10:59:29 MDT Print View

Wondering what input the folks here have on picking between these as an overnight? We'll probably get a late afternoon start and if we choose the West Rim we'll incorporate Angels Landing provided the folks I'm with can handle the exposure. This will be for mid-June and we'll have two kids with us; girl age 12 and boy age 14.

Thanks in advance,

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
I've done West on 03/17/2012 15:13:40 MDT Print View

I've only done West Rim, also in June, with my son (who was 9 at the time), and a friend with his two boys.

We started out around 2pm at Lava Point and arrived at Potato Hollow Camp 8 at 5pm which was near a spring. That turned out to be a good thing because all the rest of the springs along the trail were dry. We ran into 3 hikers who had to backtrack to this spring to fill up. The next day makes for a long 9-11 mile trip and you will want to make sure you have enough water.

Photos here:

Good description:

Here's a map:


Edited by rcmike on 03/17/2012 15:14:13 MDT.

jody vukas
(bologma) - F
Great thanks on 03/17/2012 16:47:18 MDT Print View

Gorgeous shots and nice to see what to expect on the trail. That's the campsite we're contemplating too so I'm glad to know we can get a late start with the 3hr walk over there.