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mrchad9Through hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2003

mrchad9

First canyon trip, overnighted mid-way. Great adventure and always exciting to see what the next turn had in store...
Posted Jun 14, 2010 3:45 am

builttospillThru-Hike in a Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2009

builttospill

This one took a bit more logistical work than we expected. We decided to do the hike at 7 pm the night before, but the ranger station had already closed for the evening. We didn't want to book a seat on a shuttle to Chamberlain Ranch without a permit, because we might not be able to get one in the morning. We got the ranger station first thing in the morning when they opened, picked up a permit, and got some of the last seats on the shuttle that left at 9:30 am. We started hiking at 11 am (a bit late, but it was our only option), knowing that we had no choice but to do it in a day.

It was going quickly until the last few miles when my friend's knee started getting pretty bad--but we made it out, caught a bus out of the canyon, dropped off our rental drysuits and cruised back to Salt Lake so he could catch a flight the next morning. A great way to finish the trip.
Posted Feb 5, 2010 3:00 pm

SKIDone and Done  Sucess!

SKI

Would like to do the through-hike next time! Crowds were unreal coming out @ 11am
Posted Feb 5, 2010 7:11 am

WMLsuper fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

WML

Fun way to cool off after a long day of gaping!
Posted Jan 20, 2010 2:10 pm

asaking11Narrows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

asaking11

Hiked up from the bottom, and spent the day chilling in the narrows with my best friend. What a great and beautiful canyon.
Posted Oct 22, 2009 12:06 am

ncstTop down through  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009

ncst

Got the backcountry permit the day before to hike the narrows top down. An amazing hike, I'm so glad I did it!
Posted Oct 20, 2009 9:29 pm

Buz GroshongGreat slog!

Buz Groshong

Rented a dry suit and hiked up to the narrows and back; also went up Orderville a bit. Got some great photos! (how could you not?)
Posted Sep 12, 2009 8:04 pm

ShinLVNarrows Top Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

ShinLV

Hiked with meetup group. From the top to the bottom. Camped near big springs.(site #12)
The water level was about Ankle-Knee deep most of the part and weist-chest deep at couple of point.
The key to the top down backpacking hike is the light weight pack. You better make your back pack as light as possible.
Share water filter, cooking stove, tent etc....
Put everything in the Drybag or ziplock. If you use drybag, leave some air in it, and your bag will float on the water. If you use Ziplock, don't leave any water in it, or ziplock blows and opens in the back pack.

Photo Album
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:57 am

Day HikerVirgin River Narrows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Day Hiker

2008 September 22: Slogged through underwater bowling balls for two hours in the middle of the night after finishing a long day in Imlay Canyon. It was really fun -- NOT.
2009 June 04: Finally got to see a bit of the Narrows (beyond the trail) in the daylight after exiting from Mystery Canyon.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 5:34 am

jpmossyLOVED the narrows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

jpmossy

did an up and back as far was we could go before the sunset, not sure how far we really made it. also branched up orderville as far as we could go before we knew ropes might be needed. fun pothole to jump in near the end of our journey up orderville. whole thing was gorgeous and very unique. loved floating the deeper sections. cant wait to return
Posted May 7, 2009 7:53 am

TheGoatAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

TheGoat

Top to bottom of the Narrows--17 1/2 miles--in one day with my Scout Troop, half very excited (I was in that half), half with hanging heads. Exquisite area, very different hike than anything I have ever done before, since most of it is directly through water and the landscape is very different from my native California.

What a canyon! I have never seen anything more strange and wonderful.
Posted Mar 29, 2009 2:54 am

John StyrnolParts Of It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2003

John Styrnol

Never done the whole thing, but parts of it many times. I have been in it running 140 cfs from Mystery, very cold and running pretty good. It was shut down the next day, and for about a month or two after.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 7:26 pm

DrewidVirgin Voyage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1998

Drewid

Ahh, that first trip into the Narrows up the Virgin River. Branched off and up Orderville Canyon. Can't wait to get back and explore some more technical slot canyons.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 2:46 pm

atavistImlay Prep hike #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

atavist

Breathtaking. Now I'm ready for Imlay and Heaps.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 5:34 pm

brusyTHE BEST BACKPACKing trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

brusy

Got lucky and got a permit for campsite 5. Beautiful 2 days...
Posted Jun 28, 2008 11:35 pm

MoapaPktop 2 bottom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2003

MoapaPk

We did the car shuttle. Air T at Visitors' Center was ~100F, and water was modest T, with low flow. There were only a few swims, and those were in the lower Narrows, perhaps a few miles upstream from the trail. About 18 miles one-way; I ran down to the loop and back to get an even 20, for good luck. The most important tools were : neoprene socks, a hiking staff, and a waterproofed camera.

It was bizarre to spend the day in relative solitude -- then a mile from the trail, come across hordes of people wandering upstream.
Posted May 19, 2008 8:48 pm

JDrakeMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

JDrake

Last trip was in July 07, next trip should be July 08. Love this place.
Posted May 12, 2008 4:32 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

bighornmonkey

Started from the end of the bus line. Went up stream to the sign that says "you need a permit", then to a side canyon until it got too technical. Fun!
Posted Jan 20, 2008 7:45 pm

PropsBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Props

Don't know why it took me so long to visit Zion N.P.
Posted Jan 17, 2008 12:12 am

granitepeakerWonderful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

granitepeaker

One of the most memorable, beautiful, and fun things I've ever done
Posted Dec 31, 2007 2:55 pm

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