Trans-Zion….The “Zion Traverse”. Yeah, I’d heard of it. I had no idea though. No clue how mind-blowing this place was. The only comparison I have in my head is the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. After running both, I’d put Zion above the Grand Canyon crossing any day. Zion was the most amazing place I have ever seen. There is beauty in 360 degrees from the start of the run to the finish. The trails are prestine and meticulosly maintained. I ran the “short” version of the run, bailing at 39 miles from Angel’s Landing. A few of the other runners in our group pushed on until just after dark and completed a 53 mile trek across the entire park. I’ve been on an emotional high ever since I returned home just two weeks ago. It is no use explaining what it is like. In my best effort to share what this place is about, please enjoy this short video I put together using the footage of several contributing runners. The aerial footage was donated by SkyNinja661, a quad-copter photographer on YouTube.
Run long and prosper,