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Dan Magdoff
(highsierraguy) - F

Locale: Northern California
Bryce Canyon and/or Zion on 06/15/2013 02:52:23 MDT Print View

Hey all!

So I recently moved to eastern AZ, and have been loving it...lots of great outdoors stuff and some small backpacking trips. I am gonna be getting some time off in the next month or so and I want to do a trip up to either Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks for a 3-4 day backpacking trip. Does anyone have suggestions on places to go? I like to do no more than 10 miles days, and enjoy off trail hiking. Any suggestions??

THANKS!!!

spelt with a t
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Zion on 06/16/2013 09:29:56 MDT Print View

Try these trip reports for ideas:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/76280/index.html
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/74806/index.html
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/65811/index.html

Dan Magdoff
(highsierraguy) - F

Locale: Northern California
great start! on 06/16/2013 23:51:59 MDT Print View

Thanks for the tips on the trip ideas! Bear Trap Canyon looks pretty cool!

Clint Lum
(clintlum91) - F
Zion on 06/18/2013 12:38:28 MDT Print View

It would be beneficial to take a look at the Zion Traverse. If you google it you will most likely come with some ultra running races and stuff, but it is awesome to backpack. Good distance for 3-4 days and Zion is seriously breathtaking. Some of the views are astonishing, namely Angels Landing.

Bryce is also beautiful, but I have not been there myself (only drooled over pictures). I have however been to Zion and cant wait to go back.

Just be sure to check with the backcountry permit desk at the park. You need to get permits from them to do the hike (should not be an issue as they reserve some for walk-ups if my memory serves me).

Peter Bakwin
(pbakwin) - F
Re: Zion Traverse / Trans Zion on 06/18/2013 14:39:01 MDT Print View

http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=west&action=display&thread=14

The Trans Zion is 48 miles, so a bit long by your specs & also difficult logistics (point to point). But certainly a great route!

You can do a cool link-up in Bryce, 39 miles & super scenic. I think easy thumb shuttle:
http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=west&action=display&thread=84