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The Sunday Morning Chillax: The Narrows in Zion National Park

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The Narrows from Fr. Johannes M Schwarz on Vimeo.

National Geographic put the famed Zion National Park hike, The Narrows, on its list of America's Best 100 Adventures, and if that's not a good enough endorsement for you, try this short film. The trail is the Virgin River where it miraculously slices its way through a special section of sandstone. So, well over half of your hiking time is spent wading or swimming — that's the appeal, don't you think? Because of the water, guidebooks rank The Narrows as a strenous hike; because of the water, you can bet that certain kids will rank The Narrows as a super-cool hike. There is indeed balance in the world. If this hike isn't on your list, maybe it should be. You'll feel as though you're plunging into the heart of the earth as the massive vermillion walls rise above by up to 2,000 feet. Powerful forces of nature carved this place slowly, and it's a special luxury to be there.

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The Sunday Morning Chillax is here while you're enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet morning as your kids, hopefully, sleep in. No need to read, this is always a video; something to give you happy thoughts about mountains, fresh air, stoke, fun, or being outside. Enjoy. Relax. And, um, not guaranteed to be weekly — hey, you get what you pay for, but it's a dang good bargain.

Zion Narrows hiking in the water canyon
photo via Wikimedia Commons

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Park
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# Park 2013-02-09 04:05
Amazing pictures. Zion's Narrows hike is not only among America's best adventure locations, it is also a dreamland for professional photographers and a Mecca for all on the journey of self discovery.
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Nathan Woods
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# Nathan Woods 2013-02-10 12:57
Been there, done that. It truly is spectacular. We did it when my daughter was about 5, and my son was 8. They did great. It is a bit of a communal experience, as there tends to be quite a few others in the river with you as you slog upward, but everyone is great grinning at each other and absorbing the uniqueness of the experience, it okay to share it, you don't mind them being there. I will say that as a parent, the metal image of a wall of mud coming down the canyon in a flash flood NEVER leaves the forebrain as you make this trek....
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