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Old 08-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #733
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Originally Posted by holiday View Post
How do you get to the Mystery Canyon Trail head?
Mystery Canyon starts on the East Mesa trail near the top of Observation Point. Better yet, you can drive to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Area (Flying Monkey Rally) and hike on high flat ground 2 miles to the head of Mystery Canyon, also known as the "death gully." Faint trail down the right side of the "death gully." Mystery is a technical canyon. Ropes and rappelling equipment definitely needed. Also a relatively tough permit to get from Zion National Park.

Probably best to do Subway, Orderville, and/or Keyhole prior to doing Mystery. Best to have a bit of experience first. Good write-up and guide to Mystery:

Originally Posted by Ol Man View Post
How about telling us about the shoes, socks and other items you are using there to clamber about the wetness.
For general hiking in the Narrows the only specialized equipment is water shoes and neoprene socks. The best water shoes are called 5.10s. These are the yellow and black shoes with buckles frequently seen in the Narrows and rented from several gear shops in Springdale.

Also very helpful (critical) are hiking poles, helps to balance and check water depth. Hiking the Narrows in Zion from the bottom up is a very fun hike suitable for families with smaller kids. If adventurous you can go miles upstream including up the lower part of Orderville Canyon. When 1/2 tired simply turn around and walk back downstream.

Originally Posted by KICKNBACK View Post
I live in Ca. and dont know where that is. You seem to find the coolest places.
Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park.

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