zion’s camp (sort of)

July 26, 2011

4 days, 9 boys, 4 men (sort of), a million bees (nobody got stung, but I think we camped at the center of the bee universe), and some serious adventure (and some of the most extreme planking i’ve ever seen).

Gooseberry Mesa (windmill loop), Angel’s Landing, Zion narrows from the bottom and up the Orderville fork and back, and finishing with a little Bearclaw/Poppie mountain biking in St. George.

Except for several live tadpoles, no animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Well, we had one very pissed off rattlesnake. The bees seemed friendly enough. Except the one John ate. He had it coming.



9 Responses to “zion’s camp (sort of)”

  1. The Flyin' Ute Says:

    Love it. Good ideas for our scout troop. Keep it up.

  2. ian Says:

    Thanks Dad, you’re the best 🙂
    love Ian

  3. VA Biker Says:

    I wish I’d been able to do that kind of trip when I was a kid!

  4. Brandon Says:

    Nice video. I had a similar trip to Zions as a scout years ago that still remains in my mind as the best scout trip I ever had. What was with all the face down poses? Contour mixed with iPhone video?

    • dug Says:

      re face-down photos, see previous entry.

      first day, contour helmet cam, battery died just as we were finishing.

      second day, iphone, memory full, just as we were descending.

      third day, flip video, battery died just before we got to the high point in orderville canyon, and steve left his waterproof camera in the car.

      fourth day, iphone camera, since memory was too full for more video.

  5. Mary from NC Says:

    wow what a great trip. never’ hiked the narrows but now am thinking I might have to put this on my bucket list. Angel’s Landing- walter’s wiggles, right? remember that hike well from a few years ago. terrifying going from scouts landing over to angel’s landing. never again

    • dug Says:

      you’ve done angel’s landing but not the narrows? you gotta do the narrows.

      i guess the narrows as an all day, from the top march is the way to go. but no permit required to go up from the bottom. just go until you run out of time, then turn around.

      • Mary from NC Says:

        was at Zion in March and the water was too high to hike into the narrows :-(. BUT that means I have to return. Need to get to Banff first, then back to Moab THEN back to Zion.

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