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When we left home we planned to be gone for three weeks… It didn’t take long to realize that three weeks would not begin to scratch the surface of what is to be experienced in the Southwest. Ten weeks on the road, we visited Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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Zion Canyon is one of the many spectacular sandstone canyons carved out of the Colorado
plateau. Though it is a desert, water carved this land, removing material over the millennia, cutting deep through the sandstone. This flowing water has formed a land rich in amazing formations such as the subway and the zion narrows. Water also has created one of Zion’s most unique habitats, the hanging gardens. Here water flows from the rock. American dippers build their nests among the plants clinging to the wall. Ripple bugs skitter about, and Long-jaw orbweavers spin webs to trap any insects coming in for a drink.
However, one species here is a little more emblematic and special, the Zion Snail. This tiny snail is endemic to hanging gardens in only a 3 mile stretch of canyon. Grazing on algae, they move slowly along the rockface. Its foot is unusually large, giving it more powerful suction in this vertical habitat with flowing water. Likewise its thin, smooth shell helps reduce drag, being similar to many unrelated stream dwelling snails. Usually specimens encountered are very small, only the size of a pinhead, but some get to grow a bit larger, though still smaller than a kernal of corn. They were described in 1925, just 6 years after Zion national park was established, by malacologist Henry Pilsbry who was very excited by his discovery of this snail living in these unique habitats.
Oliver, G. V. and Bosworth, W. R. III. (1999). Rare, Imperiled, and Recently Extinct or Extirpated Mollusks of Utah: A Literature Review. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Publication Number 99-29.
Pilsbry, H. A. (1925) A Fresh-Water Snail, Physa zionis, Living under Unusual Conditions. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Vol. 77 (1925), pp. 325-328
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This is Backyard Expeditions. Here you can find wildlife footage and short documentaries on the natural world. Nature is full of surprises, often amazing things are happening just feet from you door. I am a biology student who was inspired by the likes of the BBC natural history unit, PBS, and animal planet as a Child. I have also long been a hobbyist photographer, filming interesting things over time. My goal is to document interesting behavior and highlight interesting species I encounter both in exotic locations, and on backyard expeditions.
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Today we hiked Taylor Creek Trail in Zion National Park for our first day here. It was so much fun and a beautiful trail. It was WAY less crowded than some of the other hikes, because it is further away and less people know about it. It is definitely worth going to! It was about 5.5 miles and not very steep.
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The best of my visit to the Zion National park
Starting with a hardcore Hike at Angels Landing where people fell to their deaths from the 1000 foot cliffs, don’t get on that trail if you are afraid of heights and climbing steep walls with nothing but your bare hands.
Followed by a strenuous Hike, and Rappelling at the Water Canyon, just outside of the park area, make sure to get dressed for water, and, have something to change once back in the car.
The adventure ends with hiking up the virgin river, on the scenery Narrows trail, While walking on the winding canyon with water gashing all around, you would surely get wet, head to toe.
Whenever hiking in slot canyons, make sure to get updated of the weather forecast for rain, and consult with the local guides for flush flood warnings
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Kutthroat Outdoors tackles 4 hikes in one afternoon as we set out to explore the landscapes of Zion National Park. We venture into the world famous Narrows, stroll down the Pa’rus trail, and hike into the Lower Emerald Pools. Tag along as your favorite outdoorsmen and a woman take you on a tour of one of the world’s most popular National Parks.
Along the way we find massive beetles, sizzling hotdogs, freezing cold water, scenic waterfalls, and the peaceful flowing rivers that carved these magnificent canyon attractions.
The first hike we experienced was The Grotto, although it sounds cool, it’s not. It’s a connecting trail from shuttle stops that took around 10 minutes. From the end of the Grotto we continued on to the Lower Emerald Pools. A 0.8 mile paved hike to the falls and the beautiful pools of water below. Typically you can venture on from this point to the Middle and Upper Emerald Pools above, but doe to unstable rock and a massive rockslide earlier in the season, these trails were shutdown for the safety of the parks visitors. We then shuttled up the Canyon to hike The Narrows, one of the most popular tourist attractions Utah has to offer. Due to the point in the season, plunging temperatures and a lack of sunshine made these waters nearly impassable (30 degrees). We made the mistake of not renting out water shoes and waiters at the visiting center for this bone chilling trek. The water on this 5 mile hike goes nearly chest deep at points and we were numb some 20 minutes down the trail, so we turned around. Definitely get the water gear… We then rounded out the day with a relaxing stroll down the Pa’rus trail. A popular 1.8 mile biking trail, as we followed the banks of the Virgin River which continues to be the driving force of the water based erosion that created this jaw-dropping park. Watch as we find some critters and end the day with a magnificent sunset over the massive red rock walls of Zion National Park.
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The Virgin River has cut through the sandstone of Zion Canyon in the Colorado Plateau for millions of years to create some of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth. Sit back and relax as you watch the river as it flows through Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Book Today & Save on Zion National Park Vacation Rentals
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