Pilgrimage Across Zion: Traversing a Land of Otherworldly Scenery

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By Michael Lanza

At the Lee Pass Trailhead in the northwest corner of southern Utah’s Zion National Park, a strong, chilling wind blasts us with air that feels more Canadian Rockies than canyon country. It’s noon on the first day of October, and while the air temperature hovers around 50° F here at just over 6,000 feet, and the sun beams down warmly from a bulletproof blue sky, we’re dressed in pants and fleece jackets.

It’s not quite what I’d expected after tracking Zion’s weather for the past week from home: Up until a few days ago, the highs were hitting the 80s up here and topping 90° F in Zion Canyon, about 2,000 feet lower than this rim.

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One Response to Pilgrimage Across Zion: Traversing a Land of Otherworldly Scenery

  1. Pingback: Ask Me: What Backpacking Trips Do You Suggest In the Grand Canyon and Southern Utah? | The Big Outside

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