More Zion Narrows PhotosJuly 1, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C
Started the day overcast. First sunshine was popping through by the time we turned around. Clouds rolling in less than 90 minutes later. The rocks and cliffs were really pretty, but you could see how the sheer faces could be dangerous in a storm - heard people die in the Narrows every year, yet it's still the #1 attraction in the park.
Water had been at about 47 cubic feet per second (CFS) yesterday. Flash flood Thursday evening and overnight, drove it up to over 110. Was about 60 CFS and 60 degrees when we hiked (normal around 30), certainly a good flow, but not an issue, even for R. Right after we got onto the tram, the dispatcher announced they closed the Narrows. Flow spiked up to around 90 CFS after we were off the river.Read more