Zion National Park

The CHAOS trip to Moab in fall 2012 was legendary.

Join us for a remarkable trip to Zion. We'll car camp for 3 nights and do incredible day hikes including Angel's Landing and potentially a slot canyon.

Enjoy red rocks, campfires and spring stars in the desert.

Basic plan is to leave Thurs at 5pm from Boulder.

We'll camp in the Green River area on Thurs night- I'll post location later today along with Zion camp area.

We'll be back by 8pm on Sunday night.

 

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  • Ken J B.

    Hey Zion Friends! Wanted to let you know that I've got the epic Moab/Canyonlands trip posted on Thur April 27. I'm giving y'all a couple of days to sign up before I announce it :)

    April 14, 2013

  • phu

    Good times people! Here are my pictures.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/108259476891556173195/albums/5862752064798612001?authkey=COfAwIHO1rqAFA
    Lauren, my last name is Huynh. Email for facebook is [masked]

    April 3, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    Hey guys! What are your last names? I put up a bunch of photos on facebook and wanna tag you.

    April 2, 2013

  • Nick

    Hey everyone, thanks for a fun weekend. I've posted some pics on dropbox. Enjoy!

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fn47mplt6csx9qy/jJsmGqD8Xb

    April 2, 2013

  • Marcia

    Amazing! Lets stay in touch! Irina- email me at some point- I want to share some homeopathic info and talk more volunteer stuff for Drive Sunshine!

    April 1, 2013

  • jo s.

    I so want to go to Zion NP! Very Jealous.

    March 30, 2013

  • Shantanu

    All sorry for no /late reply .... I need a ride and am at cafe sole ... Hopefully someone has some room for me.

    March 28, 2013

    • Marcia

      We will be there about half an hour

      March 28, 2013

    • Marcia

      Maybe have room

      March 28, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    Camp Location for Tonight
    An excellent location! We'll camp in Rabbit Valley.
    On I70 2 miles before the Utah border, take the well marked Rabbit Valley Rd. Go south a little more than a mile and watch for a pullout on the right. We'll be camped in there.
    Look at map below. We'll be in the pullout by the Google pin bubble
    http://goo.gl/maps/JX1GV So far I only have Nick and Kelly's cell #. As a back up drivers feel free to text me at[masked] if I need to call you with a slightly different camp location.

    We'll figure camping in Zion out when we arrive on Friday morning.

    March 28, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    Hi Katie,
    As far as I know we're all leaving at 5pm today. If you drive out on your own you are welcome to try my cell on Friday afternoon at[masked] to find out where we are camping. With the flurry of packing today I'm not sure any one will have time on the gear lending side. If you don't make this one we're planning a Moab trip end of April! :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Aaron

    Looks incredible. I have two conflicts or I'd be on it! Have fun.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, I sold all my belongings to move to Colorado from California and so gear lending is beyond appreciated...sorry jumping in so late and understand if it won't happen

    March 28, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    Hey guys! Just to let you know Kelly and I have room for one other person in the car incase someone needs it or you have a friend that wants to last minute join the trip!

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What day are you leaving?

      March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, new to the group and really wanting to get in on this trip---thing is I cannot go until Friday...anytime after 4 am Friday....is this possible? I can chip in for gas....let me know...thanks all!

    March 28, 2013

  • Ahad

    Hi everybody, does anyone have an extra tent pad I can borrow?

    March 27, 2013

    • Nick

      Ahad - I grabbed an extra sleeping pad this morning so you are all set.

      March 28, 2013

    • Ahad

      Thank you Marcia and Nick , see you all soon.

      March 28, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    Here is the awesome hike- Observation Point we'll do on Saturday http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/obspoint.cfm

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Ken J B.

      Friday we'll probably do Angels Landing. http://www.citrusmilo...­
      Bring some creek shoes in case we want to walk the Virgin River up into the narrows on one of the days

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    For Friday am, the goal will be to get on the road pretty quick so plan a no cook fast breakfast for that day. That will let us get to zion before noon on Friday :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    For campground coordination can all the drivers email me their cell number? My email is [masked]

    March 27, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    I have some good prospects for campsites and will be calling to confirm in the morning. Watch this space for details.
    Is anyone planning on leaving earlier than 5pm? I may have you grab a couple of sites near Fruita early for us :)

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw an article a little while back about getting tickets for the subway lottery at Zion. Would anyone be interested? I can sign us all up for it. And I think they only pick everyone in the group or no one, so it won't be like just a few people get to go. Can't wait!

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nothing looks too technical, but please double check the NPS zion subway equipment page http://www.nps.gov/zi...­

      March 26, 2013

    • AJ

      Likely Subway will be very wet, requiring wetsuits or drysuits; and could have ice and snow as it's a bit higher in elevation. Under normal circumstances, it's considered a semi-technical canyon; which can have some rappels depending on the entry you take, and it has at least two handlines or rappels in the canyon. It is an absolutely stunning canyon, but might not be in season for your trip.

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    Hey team let's start planning out transportation and gear as we leave on Thurs :) We'll leave Thurs night at 5pm from Cafe Sole. We'll camp around 10pm in the Grand Junction or Green River area- watch for campsite details over the next day or two. Friday am we'll continue on to Zion, set up camp and do an awesome hike when we arrive

    Sunday morning we'll have have a Zion adventure then at about noon head back to Boulder.

    1.) Carpooling: Let's update your RSVP to indicate if you are driving and how many you can take or if you looking for a ride

    2) Food groups: often car pool groups will plan dinners together- once you know who you are carpooling with you can work out a yummy feast

    3) if you need to borrow a tent or other gear feel free to post that as people often have extra

    Each car should bring 2x or more bundles of firewood + water for the trip. About 1.5 gallon per person per day is a good estimate. Remember to bring camp fire snacks and tasty drinks too :)

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • phu

      Hi Ken. So just to clarify, the food group thing is just within the individual car correct? Or does our group cook a meal for the whole group one night?

      March 26, 2013

    • Ken J B.

      Hi Phu- food group is just for your car. That will keep planning a little simpler :)

      March 27, 2013

  • Nick

    I can drive next weekend. I can fit three others in my truck.

    March 24, 2013

    • phu

      Cool. Thanks. I'm new to the food group thing so if you have any ideas let me know what to bring. Phone number is[masked]

      March 26, 2013

    • Nick

      Sure Irina, welcome aboard. Irina and Phu, let's discuss dinner plans as a group via email. My email address is [masked].

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Lauren R.

    Hey guys! I need to get a new tent. Does anyone by chance have an extra one I can barrow for the trip? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    March 26, 2013

    • Lauren R.

      Hey Cory! That would be fantastic, and thank you so much. Where in Boulder will you be? I could meet you somewhere near Pearl street? My schedule is flexible too! My email is [masked] or just comment back on here.

      March 26, 2013

  • Lindsay

    I totaled my car yesterday and in light of the circumstances I need to bail to deal with some things. Hope you guys have fun!

    March 25, 2013

    • Lindsay

      Thanks guys, I'm ok. Came close to going off a cliff, but didn't and I'm ok - the car took the impact.

      1 · March 26, 2013

    • Marcia

      That sounds scary! Glad you are OK!

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Megan H.

    I'm so bummed to have to cancel :( but, my better half will now be out of town on a work trip and between dog and car logistics it doesn't look like I can swing it. Have SO much fun and take so many pictures- I'll have to catch the next trip!

    March 25, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    Hi Ahad- got you booked for a ride! We have space for 1 more. I encourage everybody to work out the car pool today. Just post whether you are looking for a ride or can offer a ride. The process is easy and fun! :)

    March 25, 2013

    • Ahad

      Thanks Ken :)

      March 25, 2013

  • phu

    Sounds like this would be an awesome first trip with the group

    March 25, 2013

  • Karen

    I'm not going to be able to make this trip afterall :(

    March 20, 2013

    • Ken J B.

      Karen! We'll miss you and you're awesome yellow Extera!

      March 24, 2013

    • Karen

      Thanks Ken...the Halloween Moab trip was a great time and great hiking...I know I'm going to miss another good time. :(

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    By the way every day is going to be 79 degrees! and nights a warm 55 or 50 :) Bring some extra just in case but weather is looking good for next weekend!

    March 24, 2013

  • Ken J B.

    I'll be driving out with Marcia. Can either catch a ride or offer a ride :)

    March 24, 2013

    • Ahad

      Ken, would you mind give me a ride? :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Marcia

    I can feel the 'epic' just blooming from this trip already!

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to come, not sure if I can make it work with my schedule though.

    March 15, 2013

  • Diana L.

    Interested - will people be car pooling?

    March 14, 2013

  • Megan H.

    Hell yeah!!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Marcia

    Can't wait!

    1 · March 11, 2013

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