ZION NATIONAL PARK BACKPACKING!!

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm through Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Open for sign up
Leaders: Annabelle Stimmel
Aidan Roberts
Leah Rosenblum
Required ratings:
BP2+, BP3, BP4

Event Information

Description

We are going to Zion National Park! Nature! There, we will be embarking on a journey along the Zion traverse. The traverse is a ~50 mile trek across one of the most lovely National Parks this nation has to offer. We will be spending 5 days and 4 nights in the backcountry, making side trips to Observation Point, Angels Landing and possibly Northgate Peak (this one is unlikely). We will also be making stops at some beautiful places along the way, possibilites include: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and most importantly, Nebraska! Woohooo! The plan is to leave either Thursday, March 14th after classes or as early as possible Friday, March 15th, and we will be returning on Sunday, March 24th.

The deposit for this trip is $345 (There is a possibility it will end up being cheaper and you will get money back)

We will have room for 3 more participants in this trip in addition to our Leader in training, the wonderful Annie Stimmel!

You'll need a BP2+ rating or higher (BP3 or BP4) to come along.

 

Signup for this trip will open February 20th. 

A brief backcountry itinerary:

Monday (3/18)

- Leave car at East Rim trailhead and shuttle to Kolob Canyons Trailhead

- Hike 8 miles to Horse Camp A

Tuesday (3/19)

- Hike 12 miles to Wildcat Canyon zone camping

Wednesday (3/20)

- Hike 9 miles to camp site 6 on West Rim Trail

Thursday (3/21)

- Hike 10 miles to zone camping on East Rim Trail 

Friday (3/22)

- Hike 8 miles out of backcountry

Come join us on this grand adventure!

If you have any questions feel free to email us at: lrosenblum2@wisc.edu or aroberts9@wisc.edu

Fill out this google form if you are interested:

https://goo.gl/forms/8MhdIAyzhPgW7Le62

Event Type
Trip

Participants

There are 3 people in this event, with 0 spots remaining.

Waiting List

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