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EP #31: Outdoor Adventure & Zion Planning with Bethany Taylor

In this episode, Alyssa and Bethany chat all things Zion trip, Zion planning and outdoor adventure planning!

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► Useful Prep Information

-National park websites for each park.

-Info for passes, busses/shuttles, water sources, trail reports, weather reports, trail closings, etc.

-Alltrails and/or trailrunproject or hikingproject apps. These app will often have reports on trail conditions, water resources, etc.

-Utilize blog & youtube video resources of those who recapture their experience, gear, logistics

-Gear Rental: REI, your university/college outdoor rec center or local outdoor store

► Zion Trip Details: West Rim Trail Zion
-Stayed at campsite 8. Recommend spots 3-6

-Flew into Las Vegas

-Stayed in Airbnb in hurricane day before & after

-Suggested day hikes: Angels landing, West Rim, East Rim, Observation Point or Narrows

► Gear Used:

-Big Agnes Tents

-Big Agnes & Mammut 30 Degree Sleeping Bags

-Bethany REI Flash 55 pack & Alyssa Gregory Pack (older)

-Sleeping Pad: Alyssa – X-Lite pad & Bethany – Big Agnes

-Shoes: Both wear Altra Lone Peaks

-Poles: Black Diamond z Pole & Ultimate Direction Poles

-Sawyer Water Filter

► Posts We Referred To:

All of Alyssa’s Outdoors posts HERE
All Bethany’s Outdoor Posts HERE

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