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Trails Update – date posted Sep 17, 2013

Posted at September 17th, 2013
Posted by Zion National Park Motel
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Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking on any trail in the park during or after heavy rain. Wet, muddy, and debris-scattered trail conditions can lead to greater chances of slips, trips, and falls. Before beginning a hike, always check the status of the trails and the weather forecast. Additional rainfall could result in future damage or debris on the trail. Rainfall-caused rockslides can also cause damage to the park’s water pipeline that serves the corridor trails; therefore, hikers should always bring a method to treat water.

North Kaibab Trail:A small section of the North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel has been damaged due to heavy rain. The North Kaibab Trail is currently open to hikers but not to stock below Supai Tunnel. Weather permitting, the Grand Canyon trail crew anticipates work will be completed on the damaged section by early October. Hikers should be prepared for temporary delays, use caution, and follow instructions given by the trail crew when present. The damaged section is very narrow, but passable. The trail crew has installed a handline to assist hikers when crossing the narrow section. The handline stretches across the length of the washout, and then some (about 15 to 16 feet). Please be aware that with continued monsoon rains, debris-scattered trail conditions should be expected and additional trail damage could occur. Hikers are reminded to use caution when hiking on any trail in the park during or after heavy rain.

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