October 18, 2013 · 2:00 AM
Note: I split up the dates, so this is a backpack only, Also now leaving Friday afternoon, returning Monday late night. I split up the canoneering trip as a separate trip.
This is a moderately strenuous 3 day backpack (~9 miles/day).
Friday evening: Drive to Zion.
Saturday: Drive to Hop Valley and start backpack to Wildcat Canyon (~7 miles).
Sunday: Backpack ~10 miles past Lava Point along West Rim Trail (click for more info) to group campsite (#4).
Monday: Backpack down to The Grotto. Short side trip to Angels Landing (click for more info). ~7.5miles. Leave back to the valley for a Monday late night return.
You will need: Backpacking gear for 3 days (warmer clothes for October weather at 7500', water containers for 1 night at dry camp).
Permit costs are about $20-$30/person, I will collect a $20 non-refundable deposit when you sign up. Contact me how to pay this via Paypal (or via check if you must). ;)
Note: This trip is cross-posted with the Tucson Backpackers.