The most memorizing view, for first time visitors, of Zion National Park is waiting for the shuttle system bus and looking up! Directly east of the visitor center is the shear sandstone face of G2 connected to Bridge Mountain on the north by a small saddle. This difficult, full day (12 hour), adventure through the backcountry of Zion National Park arriving at the summit of G2 is an adventure not likely to be forgotten.
GPS track can be downloaded from Other Resources under "Trip Report".
Backcountry Route! Safely hiking backcountry routes depend on your own good judgment, adequate preparation, and constant attention to your surroundings. Your safety is your responsibility.
Full day hike. Plan on 10 - 12 hours.
In my pack:
75' 6mm static pull rope
25' webbing, locking carabiner (3), ascender, rapid release (2), repelling device, GPS, Camera, Cell phone, TOPO map, compass, gloves, extra batteries, extra socks (2), first aid kit, headlamp, knife, sunscreen, bug spray, matches, light sticks, emergency Bivouac kit.
Carried but didn't need:
75' 11mm rope, harness, nuts
Lunch & lots of energy snacks
Water: 3 liters**(77 degrees F)
**4 liters minimum on warmer day, water exists in Hepworth valley, but it is stagnate horrible looking stuff. Filter and chemicals might make it drinkable in an emergency. Stash at least 1 liter for the hike out.
Good shoes for slickrock scrambling.
Permit: NOT required