A good-sized group of Boy Scouts and leaders completed the 14-mile (round trip) hike to Kolob Arch in late May. The weather was perfect and we finished the hike faster than expected in about 6 hours.
Above and below: starting the long downhill from Lee Pass along Timber Creek.
Above: crossing Timber Creek.
Above: passing below Shuntavi Butte.
Above: taking a break below Burnt Mountain along La Verkin Creek.
Above: Kolob Arch, officially the second longest arch in the world just behind Landscape Arch at Arches N.P.
Below: we were lucky enough to catch the small falls just north of the arch while it was still flowing with spring runoff.
It was a good little hike, but I couldn't help but imagine what it would be like making that final 1000-foot climb back up to Lee Pass after already having hiked 45 miles along the trans-Zion route (a 48 mile trail route from Zion's East Entrance to Lee Pass). Killer for sure.
Little did I know I would soon find out.
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