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Ascent of Observation Point on 2018-09-07

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Friday, September 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Observation Point
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:6507 ft / 1983 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo hike of these three Peakbagger peaks in Zion National Park. Took the trail starting at shuttle stop 7 (Weeping Rock). The trail is wide and easy to follow. Lots of hikers on the trail. From Observation Point, cross country to Observation BM, then down to the trail that comes end from the east to Observation. Followed this trail to Blew-by-Peak which is about 100 feet off the trail. Returned down this trail to the main trail form Observation, down to the short trail to Weeping Rock.
Note on parking in Zion National Park. There is limited parking unless you come early (7-8 am) . So far, I had no problem parking in the park. If you have to park in Springdale, it’s $30 for the day.
8:15 am Depart. 4380’
8:40 am Hidden Canyon trail (currently closed due to rock slide). 4834’
10:40 am Observation Point Summit. 6507’ 4.9 miles, 2190’ gain
11:30 am Observation BM Summit. 6708’ 5.1 miles, 2418’ gain
12:30 pm Blew-by-Peak Summit. 6840’ 6.36 miles, 2732’ gain
1:05 pm Junction with main trail to Observation Pt. 6497’ 7.32 miles
3:25 pm Weeping Rock Summit. 4520’ 12 miles, 2918’
3:35 pm Shuttle. 4420’ 12.1 miles round trip, 2918 gain, 7 hours, 20 minutes
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