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Winter Updates from Sunny Springdale

The snow of Thanksgiving weekend has melted away and we’re enjoying cloudless blue skies and sunshine in Zion Canyon. Perfect weather for adventuring. Come join us! On the agenda: Bike rides, canyoneering, climbing and hiking the narrows. Stop by the shop between 9 am – noon or 4 – 7 pm to pick up gear and get information on trail conditions. When you get hungry, here are the latest winter hours for Springdale restaurants: Arkansas Al’s Pub & Eatery – (M-F) Noon to 8pm, (Sat/Sun) 8am to 8pm Blondie’s Diner – 11 am to 8 pm Bit ‘n’ Spur (Fri-Mon) 5pm to close Cafe Soleil – 7 am to 6 pm Casas de Amigos Fresh Mex – 11am to 9pm Jack’s Sports Grill – Noon to close Mean Bean Coffee House – 7am to 1pm Oscar’s Cafe – 8am to 8pm Parrallel Eighty Eight – 5pm to 8:30pm Park House Cafe (Tue-Sun) – 8am to 2pm Pioneer Restaurant – 8am to 9pm Sol Foods Market – 9am to 6pm Thai Sapa – 11 am to 9 pm The Flying Monkey – 11am to 8pm Wildcat Willies – 8am to 8pm Zion Park Gift & Deli – (Mon-Sat) 9am to 5pm … Continue reading

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Zion on a Core Strand – The Frugal Traveler’s Guide

Climbing season is here, and I just hosted my first carload of weekend warriors, showing them around, getting out to some amazing multi-pitch climbs, and, of course, filling my living room with dirty but grateful climbing friends. I LOVE that more and more people are exploring Zion, but I only have so much couch space, so I feel obliged to pass on a few tips toward pulling off the dirtbag lifestyle here in Zion. LEAVE NO TRACE First, let’s discuss impact. There is a lot of room to be carefree, to find your own way, to get out into wilderness, but in order to maintain and protect such freedoms, we must act as stewards to our Parks and public lands. I have always liked the Leave No Trace motto, “Making your mark is overrated.” The reality is that to continue enjoying places like Zion, we need to recognize our potential impact, and respect the environment and others who are here to enjoy pristine wilderness. A minimum-impact guidelines to keep in mind: • Sleep only in established campsites, unless you are at least ½ mile away from any road • Walking only on established trails or drainage bottoms is key to … Continue reading

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