13 responses to “A Traverse (Day Hike) of Zion National Park”

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  2. Katie - BWI Parking

    Sweet! Thanks for putting this together.

  3. Angela

    Wow, stunning landscape indeed. Nature can really be overwhelming…

  4. Shelli

    Thanks all of you for reading my blog and for your wonderful comments. They mean a lot to me!

  5. Ana Neff

    Bella, well done! I am curious as to the playlist of your inspirational songs in the end. Might you share?

    I’ve been to Zion twice, once on a short backpacking trip and another to do some big wall climbing (one of my first walls ever was Spaceshot in Zion! Woohooo it was a doozy!). I have always wished I was able to see more of the park as mostly I was slapped on the side of the rocks. And here YOU saw so much in a DAY! Very envious indeed, and also sending you props for hiking with the blisters;) Have you ever slapped “second skin” on those suckers? mmmmmmmm

    Your passion for the outdoors and for expansion through challenge in nature is inspiring. You go, bad ass frontier girl!

  6. Margie Rowell

    What an incredible adventure…I’m sure many more to come!!!! You are an inspiration to us all.

  7. Kit Kemp

    Wow, Shelli! – this was clearly almost as exciting as the ballet recital Saturday night!

  8. Ray Hanson

    Shelli, congrats on an awesome adventure. I enjoyed your descriptions of the traverse. Jerry and the boys must be very proud of you.

  9. Holly Copeland

    Hi Shelli,
    Congrats on finishing this amazing hike! Your description inspires me to want to try it someday. It sounds like a fantastic adventure. Carpe diem!!!

  10. Joel Krieger

    Wow… just wow. This is Epic. Great post, Shelli!
    Maybe one day I’ll be in good enough shape to tag along on one of these ridiculous, sadistic adventures… 🙂

  11. Jon Dorn

    Shelli is a sandbagging badass, that’s all I can say 🙂

  12. Kathy Browning

    I agree with Sharon, but I can’t quite put my finger on it….

    I think I would be the same way, and choose to be alone — looking within at the finish. Thanks so much for sharing not only the good, but the bad and the ugly too – how truly difficult it was for you. Which puts it in perspective since you are an accomplished athlete and adventurer (who obviously can hang with the ‘boys’!)

    What a beautiful trip, I love your storytelling of it. Do tell, will there be another ‘walk in the park’? Denali, Gates of the Arctic…
    🙂 K

  13. Sharon Terhune

    Hey Shelli,
    I sense a maturing, of sorts, on this traverse. Maybe that’s not the right word. You didn’t seem as “giddy” as on the R2R2R hike. It seems like this was a deeper, richer experience. Why do I think that? I’m not sure. Your coverage of it was specific and good. I especially enjoyed reading about your alone time at the end of the hike. Powerful. The scenery you saw and shared with us is almost too much to comprehend. Seeing it in all hours of a day seems amazing to me.
    Very good work, my friend. I’m impressed with guts and determination and enthusiasm for pain.
    Wonder where you’ll be next year at this time

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