Lord shall bless thee out of Zion , Ps. Lord hath chosen Zion , Ps.
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Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, Isa. Lord hath founded Zion , Isa. Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion , Isa. Look upon Zion , the city of our solemnities, Isa. O Zion , that bringest good tidings, Isa. I will place salvation in Zion , Isa.
Lord shall comfort Zion , Isa. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him … that saith unto Zion , Thy God reigneth, Isa. Redeemer shall come to Zion , Isa. Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation, Isa. Set up the standard toward Zion , Jer. Is not the Lord in Zion , Jer. Zion shall be plowed like a field, Jer. This is Zion , whom no man seeketh, Jer. Use your stick to check for drop offs.
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I was glad we rented waterproof bags for our cameras because I went in. The current is swift in some areas. It was the most enjoyable day in Zion! I would recommend foot and ankle protection more sturdy than water sandals because of the slippery rocks scraping your ankles and ramming your toes. Also, a walking stick would have made many parts of the river easier to navigate because you could make a tripod with your legs where the current was stronger and the water deeper.
There is a place where the crowds thin out a little bit and I'd recommend going one curve further than that to get a more private experience. Also, leave early to avoid the crowds!!
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Overall a fantastic experience! I brought my middle schooler son, elderly mother, and husband. All had a wonderful time. The husband and son hiked the Narrows for several miles. My mom and I walked slowly as to enjoy the scenery but more so to ensure a positive step by step walk on the unstable river. All of us enjoyed it at our own pace. We were very fortunate because we left very early from our campsite.
We avoided the ridiculous long lines on the shuttle. We waited for about minutes which is not as bad as some may wait for hours. The day was overcast throughout the day, which worked to our favor, since the sun's rays brings our energy down. All my family came prepared with a backpack and a sack lunch, plenty of drinking water, trekking poles, sand socks, and hybrid shoes with thick rugged soles closed toe shoes , wide brimmed hats, and plenty of sunscreen coverage. I honestly believe because we came prepared our experience was a positive one.
Just a quick reminder the only bathroom stop is the one by the shuttle stop before you initiate your Narrows hike. My elderly mother carried two trekking poles. One for each hand to ensure total stability. She walked very slowly against the current and she made the necessary stops to rest in between the hike.
Please pretty please come prepared! I saw many people come so totally unprepared and it bugged me so much, especially the elderly and the kiddos. I saw the elderly struggling to cross the water holding on the narrow's wall and holding on to a loved one. Kiddos walking with regular sneakers or water shoes the floppy flexible shoes. Please be prepared! There is a rental store near the entrance of the walk-in entrance of Zion National Park.
I took a peek and they have all the necessary equipment to make your hike a pleasant one. This is the NO! One final note, please check the forecast on a daily basis. We were very fortunate the day we chose to go because I checked twice a day within 3 days before my hike. The day I went appeared to be the best day according the forecast. It actually was because it was the only overcast day with zero thunderstorms.
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The days after I went it was scorching hot or there were thunderstorm warning that brought flash flood warnings throughout my camping days. In fact, two days after our hike I saw young adults covered in dry mud because they did not know the flash flood warning was eminent. They were very fortunate to make it out of there. What a fantastic hike.
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My family had a blast. The water was cold and felt great on a warm day. We did not rent any equipment just wore old athletic shoes and had a great family experience. The water was muddy and cold the day we were here but you get used to it pretty quick. The Narrows was our second and last hike on our short trip to Zion NP.
This hike began with renting canyoneering shoes and a walking stick from Zion Outfitters near the park entrance. These two items were definitely helpful in the hike through The Narrows slot canyon, navigating a walk over underwater rocks and through fast-moving river current. As other reviewers have said, it is vital that you pay attention to the weather, especially in the summer during the Southwest US monsoon season--storms can pop up at any time. After traversing the slot canyon for 2 hours, it began to thunder and rain lightly.
To us, that meant it is time to turn around and leave.
Once we exited and made our way toward to the shuttle buses, the trail was closed due to fast moving current. Later on we learned a flash flood did occur about 30 minutes after we left. Nevertheless, visiting The Narrows is worth it, and the views and experience are amazing. My first advice would be to pay attention to the weather. Due to a probable risk of flash floods due to a incoming storm, the park rangers were recommending that people not enter the creek part of the trail after noon that day. Some people were not listening.
The first part of this hike is on a nice paved trail along the water. I loved the flora from the weeping rocks. If you plan on hiking past the paved part of the trail, it is a good idea to have some type of water shoe and even a hiking stick. When we were there the water would get about waist deep. Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. Cart 0.
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