Wall Street

Wall Street

Can you see them? Hikers in and around the "Wall Street" area of the Virgin River Narrows, in Zion National Park, Utah. The walls narrow to only 22ft wide, while being up to 1500 ft high. Taken June 25, 2009.
butitsadryheat
on Jul 1, 2009 3:16 am
Image Type(s): Canyoneering
Image ID: 525660

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 10, 2009 3:18 pm - Voted 10/10

What was the water like?

I did this route in 2005 on July 7, I think, and we hit some holes with water over our heads. Much of it was waist-deep or more. So much for the guidebooks saying the summer water levels are usually at ankle and knee level!

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Jul 10, 2009 9:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What was the water like?

It never got above waist high, and that was mainly near where we entered the water at the end of the Riverside trail. The only other time was in this area (you can see a couple guys up to their waist if you look close). Most of the times we crossed back and forth, the water was about knee deep or less. There must have been higher snow levels that year, or more rainstorms north of there, up around Bryce.

It was one of the coolest things I've ever done. Every corner I came around came with a "wow!" I will definitely go back and do it again, but this next time, I'm going to go to the west side of Zion also, and go see 'The Subway' and all of the finger canyons around the Kolob area. The east side with the slick rock was incredibly beautiful as well. The hoodoos we found were pretty neat.
The only drawback on the trip was all of the weak beer! The Polygamy Porter was tasty, but topped out at 4%. We remedied that by stopping in Mesquite, NV, on the way in!

Cheers!

Charles

Charles - Jul 31, 2009 3:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot

thanks for that
Cheers
Charles

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Jul 31, 2009 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

Thanks charles! Truly one of the neatest things I've done. You must plan this when you come to the US!
Cheers!

Charles

Charles - Aug 1, 2009 12:46 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Great shot

Thanks for the tip - I´l keep it in mind. Super name too!
Cheers
Charles

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