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Monday, March 4, 2013

Unik & Incredibly Cantik: Zion Natural Park Subway



Stunning: The Subway is what the park calls a unique slot canyon deep inside the Left Fork of North Creek

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Attracting: Demand for a glimpse at the canyon is incredibly high because of its ridiculously impressive look

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Sublime: Though extremely popular the Subway appears on no maps and must be found by experienced pathfinders

Subway
Runoff: Ice forms over a canyon stream bed at the Subway

Subway
Rocky terrain: Inexperienced hikers are encouraged to come with a friend who knows how to navigate nature as finding the path can be difficult

Subway
Long way down: Hikers who wish to reach the Subway must travel at least 9 miles, including rappelling


Subway
Gateway: Once hikers reach the entrance they'll be treated to a quarter mile of rarely seen beauty

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Soft light: Because of the canyon's low route, the lighting filters gently down giving the algae a rich natural green

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Best time: Lottery tickets for the Subway will only be given out between March and November when demand is at its peak



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Epic: Hikers must cross boulders, swim through deep waters, and cross creeks to reach the natural wonder
Subway
Unique: Sculpted slots and canyons can be found throughout the park but none as spectacular as the Subway


Subway
Floods: Because heavy snow melts and spring runoff sometimes forces the park to close the Subway to visitors 

Subway
Exclusive: The park has restricted access to the canyon to groups smaller than 12 people

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