I hiked from Ponderosa Ranch and after 3 miles or so, the footprints in the snow ran out. Fortunately for me, the route was pretty easy to follow with deer tracks coming in and out, cut logs, clearings in the brush and snow depressions marking the way. I traversed the length of the rim to see Zion Canyon and the eastern extent of the national park. This hike didn't take a lot of work, but the views were tremendous. Why isn't this place visited more often?
Some amazing viewpoints around the edges, even for Zion. From Many Pools canyon. You can walk forever once you are up on the plateau.
Great views. Got to watch a fire take off on the rim above Angel's Landing. Lots of torching. Made for a memorable day.
With Cinda. Found an arrowhead near the escarpment (left it for others to enjoy).
But this time from the Ponderosa Ranch to make a quicker day then Cable.
Climbed in the 1990's.
Went to a bare outcropping to scout a route on the Mountain of the Sun (where I went the next week).
Hiked to Deertrap Mountain via the East Rim. The summit is surrounded by trees. The viewpoint at the edge of the rim has a great view of Mountain of the Sun.
Was dropped off at the Route 9 trailhead at 7 a.m. Hiked the East Rim Trail to Deertrap Mountain, then back to East Rim. Reached Weeping Rock at 3 p.m. Total of 17.3 miles