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    Can you hang in Zion National park

    Ok so im lookign to do the top down full zion narrows trail and im going to do an over nighter for fun. Does anyone have experience with this trail in terms of hammock hanging. I know the end will be in the slot canyon and obviously that will be unusable but up in the north fork area? Anyhting?

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    Send them an e mail and ask. National parks seem to be inconsistent on that. Rock Mountain said yes, Yellowstone said yes, Yosomite yes, Kings Canyon & Sequoia yes.
    Capital Reef NO.
    If they say yes to your e-mail, print it out and take it with you.

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    Never had an issue with mine. What areas are you planning on hiking? When you are here, check out Desert Rat in St George for some of the best local knowledge of Zion and surrounding areas, Bo Beck that works there probably has more time in the canyon than anyone.

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    How did this work out for you? I am early stages of planning for Feb 2014.

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    This sounds pretty awesome...I haven't been to Zion yet.

    But made it through to Bryce Canyon...which is a place I plan on revisiting and hammocking. Amazing country

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    I would love to spend a few nights in Zion, I did a motorcycle run through there last year, but we were doping an Iron butt, ~900 miles in -24.5 hours. We went through so fast on our our way to the North Rim that I could not tell you what it looks like. All I remember is a tunnel, and some cool looking rock walls.

    So Sad.

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    Re: Can you hang in Zion National park

    A couple of years ago a group of us went in to the NW backcountry part of the park. Three of us were hanging. We didn't ask and nobody showed up to tell us to go to ground. I'm pretty sure it's frowned upon if not outright banned in the regular car camping campgrounds.
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