Monday, October 29, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
So, Lady of the Mountain. The view of it from Deertrap Mountain can be seen in the previous post (top photo, right of center - before the shadow, which is the exit for Behunin and Heaps canyons).
A total elevation gain of 2670' in less than 1.5 miles, even after climbing it, it's hard to see where the trail would go. 2 Hours up, 1.7 hours down - I beat the sunset with plenty of time to go.
The hike was the first built in Zion that reached a rim, but, due to the number of rescues, was decommissioned in the late 70's, with the removal of two ladders and 2000' of cable. Thus, read that this trip may not require rope on the way up, but most likely will on the way down. Also, if you have serious concerns with exposure, it's probably best to avoid the trip entirely.
But you get treated to a great view at the top:
Also a nice alternate view of the other side of the 3 Patriarchs:
The astute observer could notice Behunin canyon, Angel's Landing, Cable Mountain, Deertrap Mountain and the East Temple in these photos.
<-And proof that I didn't go stealing these photos from some site online.
Posted by -charley at 10:05 AM