Backpacking the Zion Traverse West Rim March 2017

Day Three on the Zion Traverse: Potato Hollow to Zion Valley

Backpacking the Zion Traverse West Rim March 2017

After yesterday’s wet and soggy ordeal, we decided that today would be our last day. Jeff’s feet skin was peeling. I was doing fine but I couldn’t leave my adventure partner behind. We both had about 3L of water left to finish the last leg of the trail down into Zion Canyon. From there, we’d take the bus out to the Court of the Patriarchs trailhead and hitch a ride back to my rental car up at the East Entrance.

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Zion Traverse March 2017 Conditions Wildcat Canyon West Rim

Day Two on the Zion Traverse: Hop Valley to West Rim

Zion Traverse March 2017 Conditions Wildcat Canyon West Rim

Two words: wet feet. If the previous day’s theme was sandy shoes, today’s was wet feet. Missouri Howell and I woke up just before sunrise in our little incognito BLM bush patch. It was a slightly restless night of cowboy camping, complete with the brightest shooting star I’d ever seen. Today we’d be hiking to Campsite 7 on the West Rim, located in a little section called Potato Hollow. Today would also be the most miserable day of the trip.

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Zion Traverse Trans Zion Trek March 2017

Day One on the Zion Traverse: Lee Pass to Hop Valley

Zion Traverse Trans Zion Trek March 2017

Late last year, Jeff approached me with the idea of a Zion trip during his “spring break”. It happened to coincide with my birthday–a day that I believe shouldn’t be spent working if possible. Zion was a place I’d never been, so naturally I was all in. We tossed around the idea of the Zion Traverse (also known as the Trans Zion Trek) along with the Narrows and the Subway. As the dates came closer, the Narrows closed due to snowmelt, leaving us with drier options.

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What’s in My Kit? Acure Organics

Acure Organics Review

I’m secretly a skincare junkie. I ran a beauty blog prior to Little Grunts. I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest to swap into my kit, even if it means wreaking havoc on my skin. These days, I’ve largely committed myself to Acure Organics. Their products are largely organic and free from gluten, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. They do not test on animals. They are a sustainable company that promotes green packaging, recycled materials, and biodegradable product.10 cents for every Day Cream and Night Cream sold supports Unite For HER’s efforts.  Acure also supports Turning Green.

Bottom line: Acure Organics is a company that does good, for your skin and for the planet.

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