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Zion Narrows Top Down Hike in Summer

"When you really want something, the entire universe  conspires to help you achieve it ~ Paulo Coelho"
I do not know how else to begin this post except with this quote. I first set my eyes on Narrows during our Thanksgiving trip to Zion National Park in 2012. We did the Angel's Landing Hike then and decided to come back for the Narrows hike in summer when it would be more fun to hike in the water. Come back we did, 7 years later during the July 4th weekend, and what a fun hike it was! Narrows top down hike involved 16+ miles of wading through water, sometimes chest deep and at times swimming, crossing the river flowing at a rate of nearly 80 cubic feet per second (cfs) innumerable times and walking on slippery boulders and uneven grounds throughout. All of this as the majestic walls of the canyon gradually close in around you to form the mesmerizing "Narrows". I felt incredibly lucky to be walking in that virgin river between those canyon walls, though it is hard…

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