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    Lori Briggs added Az State Land LHC

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    Lori Briggs added Whitney Mesa

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    Lori Briggs saved East Wing Trail

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    9 months ago

    Lori Briggs reviewed Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

    9 months ago

    As every reviewer confirms, this hike is amazing and not to be missed. I went counterclockwise (Going to the left), to the bottom of the canyon and very happy that I did. The climb up was much shorter than the decent down, which I very much appreciated. Plus there was shade climbing up and it was amazing climbing up through the canyon. I passed numerous people on the way down that were coming up, that had great difficulty. The hike begins around 8300ft, so climbing straight up, 11.5 floors, at 455ft, from the canyon floor might present a challenge for some folks who live at sea level and are not acclimated. When climbing from the canyon floor I would suggest breathing in through your nose with slow deep breaths and out through your mouth just as slowly. It slows the heart when climbing and prevents hyperventilating when stopping for a rest. At the bottom of the canyon you have several options to extend your hike. There are also a few benches for snacking, resting, etc. It is really peaceful and beautiful at the bottom and well signed for which ever direction you choose to take. One note of caution, a few reviewers indicated that proper foot gear was not essential, I completely disagree. The trail is very steep both on the ascent and decent with drop offs and no rails. It can be very rocky with smallish rocks and uneven, slick terrain. Many people had walking sticks of one kind or another and one or two. I also saw many hikers with flats and even one lady with 2", heels. That said, I also witnessed what appeared to be a very athletic looking male hiker with poles, boots and a very badly skinned knee. The cut was quite deep and he was clearly struggling. I wore my boots and was very happy I did. My ankles and knees felt no stress and I felt in control on both the incline and descent. I also suffer from fear of heights, so having the added stability of my trusty boots gave me greater piece of mind. This is definitely not the place you want to slip and fall.

    Lori Briggs added Bryce Canyon

    9 months ago