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Zion Canyoneering

Tue, 2017-10-24

Please join us Tuesday, October 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by several local Los Alamos Mountaineers, as they share their annual experience canyoneering in Zion National Park.

Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the system, with 4.3 million visitors in 2016.  Zion NP offers many wonderful opportunities for canyoneering. Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers have been taking advantage of those opportunities for the past several years. October is our favorite month, offering cooler temperatures in what can be a very hot and dry part of the world.

In 2017, thirty Mountaineers will descend on Zion NP from October 5 to October 10. The Mountaineers have a schedule that includes canyons with names such as: Behunin, Spry, Keyhole, Pine Creek, Birch Hollow, Echo, Subway, Lower Refrigerator and Mystery. The object of canyoneering is to enter a canyon and descend it – meeting challenges and seeing beauty along the way.

Several of this year’s participants will be speaking at the Los Alamos Mountaineers monthly meeting. They will share their experiences and photos.

Social at 6:45 pm, reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00 pm. Program at 7:30 pm.

Photo: a local Mountaineer descending Spry Canyon

Trip Location: 
United States
37° 15' 25.0992" N, 112° 57' 44.64" W

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