Posts in Kolob Canyon
Zion National Park Boundary near Kolob Creek

In researching the very fine book The Kolob Tragedy, I encountered an interesting rumor that, during the KT lawsuit, the Park had claimed officially that the rappel section of Kolob Creek was not in the Park. If true, this would mean that getting a permit to run Kolob would not be required, as there would be no technical canyoneering inside the Park.

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Kloofing In Kolob Canyon, Zion

The Burgemeester of South African Kloofing was in town, and we ran through Pine Creek and Fiddle Me This, and were looking for a Big Finish. At various times, I had sent friends from the USA to join Teuns for some canyons over there, and we were glad to finally see him here in our Zion; now it was time to host him and, of course, a trip through Imlay would be perfect...

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Kolob Canyon Rappel Route and History

Frank from Colorado was paying his first canyoneering visit to Zion, and wanted to get in a "big boy" before escaping, so Amanda suggested Kolob. While it is kinda  long day, it would be less tortuous than our last couple of days out - sounds good. I drove over to Lava Point and camped in the cool of the high altitude, while Frank and Amanda drove up early in the morning.

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Kolob Canyon, Zion National Park, UT

After spending the last month in near freezing weather in Alaska, it was time to get reacquainted with the warm weather of Southern Utah. I arrived back in Salt Lake on October 11th, and quickly checked the forecast for Zion the next weekend. The 10-day showed beautiful weather, after a quick little storm moved through. 84 degrees?

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