Zion – Day 2 : Hop Valley and Wildcat Canyon Trail

This was a loooong day. By far the hardest day of the trip. We started the day on the La Verkin Creek Trail and quickly turned onto the trail Hop Valley. We came across some fairly large mountain lion track so we decided not to waste time and quickly hurried along to Hop Valley.


Start of the day
Mountain Lion tracks
Starting the descent to Hop Valley


Leaving Hop Valley

It seemed like we were in Hop Valley forever, but we finally exited… only to find ourselves in the hot sun surrounded by more cows.




On the Connector Trail between Hop Valley and Wildcat Canyon
Meadow in Wildcat Canyon
Wildcat Canyon

Shortly after this last photo we found a spring where we were able to re-supply water and then setup camp. At the end of the day, I think we hiked somewhere between 12 and 14 miles, a lot which was up hill.

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