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tdoughtyBig Mesa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2015


Pretty flat on top. Used GPS to help guide me to highpoint.
Posted May 12, 2015 7:16 pm

alpinedonJanuary Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2015


With a few hours to kill before I had to return to St. George to pick up the wife and kids from school, I decided to give this Mesa a go, even though it had rained during the night. Ended up having more of an adventure than I anticipated. There was very little snow, but the rock was wet and a little icy in places. As a consequence, I had to use game/social trails in the trees a little more than I wanted. So I ended up scrambling up seriously muddy slopes and trails. As I hiked/slid/scrambled to the saddle, the cloud cover made me think I wasn't going to get much in the way of views, but, as I reached the promontory at the far end, the clouds cleared and I was gifted a sublime, phenomenal view, which made the muddy scramble well worth it. It will be fun to come back and do this again when things are drier.
Posted Jan 28, 2015 12:32 pm

shknbkeEast gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2009


I didn't do any homework on this as the trip was a last minute decision. I was envisioning a short, slickrock scramble but it's a short hike with limited views on mostly steep dirt. Game trails make it pretty easy, one of the easiest summits in Zion.
Posted Nov 19, 2009 12:23 am

SarahThompsonNot much fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2009


A quick hike up very steep dirt to a treed plateau. Disapointing views compared to many of the other summits in Zion.
Posted Nov 16, 2009 5:03 pm

Jerry LEast Gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Jerry L

Good first hike in the park.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 1:14 pm

Stu BrandelBeautiful and Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008

Stu Brandel

My 11 year old son Evan and I reached the summit via the eastern gully and saddle. Still some snow packed in places. Evan found it a fun challenge. The views from the saddle were great. We were stymied in getting to the northern viewpoint however.
Posted Apr 26, 2008 5:12 pm

cp0915East Col


A couple years ago with a buddy. Our 4th Zion NP peak of the day. Picked up a little poison ivy along the way.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 10:12 am

mountaingazelleEast Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2007


Checkerboard Mesa on April Fools Day. The gully was full of trees and other debris. Good view of the east side of Zion.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 1:33 am

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