Steve Sieren - 7:36 PM (edited) - Public

Do you ever stand in a place and just wonder how it became so beautiful?

The Subway in Left Fork of North Creek in Zion is such a wild other worldly place and extremely beautiful as well. I've done the hike many times so I think it's pretty easy but it really isn't if you aren't a person that really enjoys hiking. Well, it's considered technical canyoneering but I've seen so many people make it there on a weekend day so it's real easy for me to think anyone can do but I found that's the wrong idea. We had a group of 5 photographers enter this canyon of the Left Fork of North of North Creek in Zion's back country. Along the way I could tell a few of the guys were getting tired and one was really having a tough time so I offered to carry his tripod but it didn't help him speed up his pace which is important because during fall there is a lot less time for the trip in when compared to summer.

We made but I ended carrying the tripod again on the way out and then a 70-200 lens. Before to long it was getting dark on the way out so I gave the other 3 guys a walkie talkie and they went ahead off to the car. I really wanted to get us all out of the canyon bottom before dark because there isn't a trail. I ended up taking his whole pack up the side of the canyon, it's called wall for a reason, it's steep on the way up. I wore the pack on the front of my body as if I was a pregnant woman, girls you got tough when you're pregnant! We made it out fine but it was an experience. Made me think twice about offering an optional hike like this after a workshop. -Strenuous! Poor Jerry lost his tripod the next day! At least I helped him accomplish something on his bucket list!! I'm proud of Jerry for making it in and out of the Subway!

A wide angle view of the Subway in Zion National Park

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