Tag: Zion National Park

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2019

    **Final update!!** Click here to jump to learn more about the various partners and you can always donate You guys are great! Thanks for your amazing generosity for the 2019 Give Back to the Parks. We raised almost $7,000 for the parks! Totals are below (you can always donate throughout the year of course!): Glacier […]

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2018

    ** UPDATE** Things were a bit wonky this year on the “Hike 734 Give Back” as I got around to it too late, but you guys really stepped up! Of course Glacier received the most love as that’s the favorite park of most of the Hike 734 clan, but we raised some nice money for […]

  • Winter is not for hibernating

    I’m often asked if winter is the slow time of year for me. I’m definitely not running around like I am in the spring (product distribution), summer, and fall (hiking). I am, however, busy editing blogs, making the actual topo maps, and writing trail descriptions. It kind of reminds me of seeing birds like the […]

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2017

    As many of you know, in 2011, my project was to hike all of Glacier National Park’s trails in one summer. In that summer, Glacier saw over 1.8 million visitors. Over the ensuing years, that number has continued to grow. Last year, it was over 2.9 million. That’s an increase of over 59%! Anyone who […]

  • Echo Canyon

    Echo Canyon isn’t really an official destination, but I think it should be. The steep hike up into this amazing slot canyon in Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore whether you intend on hiking all the way up to Observation Point or not. Be careful not to be on this trail if it […]

  • Angels Landing

    Angels Landing is pushing the limits of what a “hike” is. This walk/climb along a knife edge ridge in Zion National Park is incredible. Even if you don’t make it out to Angels Landing, the hike up to Scout Lookout is worth it. It too has incredible views and allows you to make the decision […]

  • Court of the Patriarchs

    In the middle of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, a short, paved path leads to an overlook of the Court of the Patriarchs, giving you views of the peaks. While the trees are tall, you still get a nice view of Abraham Peak, Isaac Peak, Jacob Peak, and Mount Moroni. After a long day […]

  • East Rim Summits

    Along the East Rim in Zion National Park runs a trail that goes to three summits that have incredible views down into the main Zion Canyon. While a large part of the trail spends time traversing the high desert, trips to the rim on Deertrap Mountain and Cable Mountain afford amazing views. Dropping down into […]

  • Northgate Peaks Trail

    The Northgate Peaks Trail in Zion National Park offers seclusion among it’s wonderful ponderosa pines. Unlike busier areas of Zion, people you meet along the trail are most likely backpacking or canyoneering. This level walk along the grassy forest is anything but suffocating and the chance to see a whole different set of animals is great. […]

  • Timber Creek Overlook Trail

    The Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Zion National Park is a short hike at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road featuring stunning views of the Kolob Canyons. This 1 mile round trip hike is a great family hike, although it does gain some elevation and offers no shade from the sun. The drive up […]