Hello, I am planning to visit Zion National park this weekend in March(i.e, 6th to 9th) and I wish to know if I can use my trail runners to hike this. I have read that sometimes there might be snow, is this true now? this year? if yes, I need some recommendations what/what not to carry
Hiking for the first time
Zion National Park Angels Landing Trail is one of the best hikes in Zion and toughest if you are planning on scaling to the top. The last quarter mile "trail" is rock scramble via chain and eye ring switchback. If you don't want to summit, the hike to the base of the peak is a real healthy hike. Weather is always a crap shoot and YES! snow, hail and storms roll in in fast. I used Soloman Cross 4 Trail Runners, that have terrific tread and can support change of terrain. Take dry socks and gloves that can grip the chain in cold temps. Take a Day Pack and Water... (not many re-water spots) as well as Energy Snacks, water repellent jacket and an under layer. Remember that thin ice can form on the rock part of the trail, so hug the mountain side. Be sure to check in with the Rangers before you head out.
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