8.1 miles, Full day
Resting in the southern section of Zion National Park, where daytime summer temperatures climb into the triple digits, is Mount Kinesava. Native Americans named the peak after the mischievous Paiute God "Coyote God of the Canyon." Blamed for many misdeeds the peak still shows the petroglyphs written by those brave enough to make an ascent of this fitful place.
An inspiring summit ascent, requiring a long difficult approach. Mount Kinesava will leave you tired, but in awe, of the southern section of Zion National Park.
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.
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:
50' webbing, harness, nuts
Lunch & energy snacks
Full day: Plan on 9 hrs hiking + summit & petroglyph time. About 11 hours total.
Water: 3 liters**(85 degrees F)
**3 liters was barely enough, I was taking mouth fulls of my last .5 liter the final two layer descent. Plan on stashing at least 1 liter for the descent.
Good shoes for slickrock scrambling.
Permit: NOT required.