Zion High Adventure 

in partnership with our friends at 


Sep 30th to Oct 3rd, 2021

Women Who Explore is excited to be teaming up with our friends at Salomon and our Utah ambassador and owner of Desert Wander, Katie DeMille, to bring you an unforgettable long weekend exploring the stunning area of Greater Zion. Enjoy wet and dry hikes, canyoneering, SUP yoga, great food, camping under the stars and so much more.... all in your new pair of Salomon Mid GTX Lifestyle Hiking Boots!

Day 1: Welcome to Zion! (Glendale, UT)

Arrive in Glendale, Utah on the morning of Sep 30th by 10:00 am and meet at Zion Family Ranch Campground. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in, get ready for today’s hike and meet the other ladies joining this long weekend adventure!
If you are flying in to join us, the nearest airports are:

- St George Ut - 1hr 45min drive
- Las Vegas NV - 3hr 30min drive
- Salt Lake Ut - 4hr 15min drive

Around 11:30 am we will head out for our first hike to Cable Mountain, overlooking the main canyon of Zion National Park. We will take our time on the trail enjoying in the fall colors and taking in the views during this 7.5 mile hike. To keep you fueled, a yummy packed lunch will be provided. We’ll arrive back at our campground in late afternoon where we can relax and enjoy the quiet setting. The private pond has kayaks for our use. We will get to know each other better over a delicious dinner to end our evening.

Day 2: Hoodoo and SUP Yoga
 
After a delicious breakfast at camp, we will pack up and head to Red Canyon State Park. Today we will be hiking Thunder Mountain; not the one at Disneyland but this is the one the ride was named after! This hike is approximately 8 miles so don’t forget to pack your sack lunch for today’s adventure. During our hike we will hike among the tall pine trees and take in some amazing vistas of the iconic hoodoos this area is known for. After our hike, we will treat ourselves to yummy pie! 

Once we're done with our hike we will head back to our camp and relax a little before our private SUP yoga session in the afternoon on a private pond in a lush valley setting. We’ll end our night with group dinner and rest up for our big adventure tomorrow!

Day 3: Canyoneering and the Heart of Zion

We will be starting out early today! Breakfast will be a grab and go style. We will meet up with Always Adventure, who will be driving us and guiding us through a technical canyon today! Our adventure starts with an hour long, scenic and fun 4x4 drive as we make our way to the trailhead. Once we arrive the real adventure begins! We will gear up and begin our descend into Rock Canyon filled with incredible rappels and down climbs that won’t disappoint!

Once we arrive at the bottom of Rock Canyon, we will be standing in the East Fork of the Virgin River, the area known as Parunuweap. This is an iconic Zion beauty not to miss! With no crowds, we will spend a few hours exploring the river canyon area where we will see side canyons, petroglyphs, and narrow slots. After we are done exploring, we will return up river to Rock Canyon and make our exit. At the top we will treated to personal gourmet pizzas prepared in a portable pizza oven.

After dinner we will return by 4x4 and head back to camp. This day we will walk/hike approximately 9.5 miles. 

Day 4: World’s Longest Slot Canyon

We’ll wake up and enjoy our last morning at camp together. After breakfast, we will break camp and head out for our last adventure together. You’ll drive your personal car as far as Kanab where we’ll safely leave them until we return from the hike. Today we will be exploring 6 miles of Buckskin Gulch via Wire pass. For the next 3 hours we will hike you through an amazing canyon, with its narrow and oh so tall walls. After we reach our half way mark, we will turn around and head back to the vehicle the same way we came. 

We’ll return to Kanab for a celebratory late lunch at Wild Tyme Café which features amazing farm to table dishes! After lunch we will say our goodbyes (around 4:00 pm) and head our separate ways.
Inclusions:
- Brand new pair of Salomon Mid GTX Lifestyle Hiking Boot; these boots are not even on the market yet and will be released in Fall 2021!
4 Days/3 nights accommodations at a beautiful private campground; single occupancy. All camping gear is included. Discounts on double occupancy or providing your own are available; see below.
- All transportation once you arrive in Glendale, UT
- Guided hiking on amazing local trails that includes specialized gear such as neoprene socks 
- Canyoneering & 4x4 driving adventure tour; includes guide, all gear and safety equipment 
- SUP yoga instruction, board rental, life jacket and anchor included
- All guides and entry fees  
- All meals provided - Thursday lunch through Sunday lunch
- Hiking snacks and some desserts
Water, coffee, tea, hot coco
 
Exclusions:
- Transportation to and from Glendale, UT
- Alcoholic Beverages, energy drinks, electrolyte replacements
- Travelers Insurance

Meals: All meals will be provided. Please reach out to the trip host after booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but cannot make any guarantees.

Trip Confirmation: This trip requires a minimum number of ladies to register in order for it to be confirmed. Once the trip reaches the minimum participant number, you will receive an trip confirmation email and a link to be added a private Facebook group just for trip guests. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let Lindsey know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below).

Cost: $1,195 per person for single occupancy; all gear included

Discounts: A discount of $75 is available if you choose to bring your own camping gear or $50 if you choose to share a tent. To share a tent, you must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to registration. You will be randomly paired with another participant if you elect this option. Please reach out to lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com to request a discount code prior to booking.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of this trip, payment is non-refundable at the time of purchase. If you can no longer attend, you are able to transfer your ticket to another guest. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds. Please get in touch with the Women Who Explore to discuss the transfer of your ticket. We may be able to assist if there is a wait list.

Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com

*Images may not reflect the exact places being visited during this trip itinerary. 

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October 19 - 04:30 pm

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Join us for an epic weekend getting to know your fellow ambassadors while exploring beautiful Arizona!

With a mix of adventures, time for relaxation and some outdoor education, this weekend has a little bit of it all!!

Wednesday, October 19th – Welcome 

Welcome to Arizona! Our home base for this trip is Black Canyon City located an hour north of Phoenix. We will be staying on a 6-acre property with gorgeous mountain views.

Check in is anytime after 4:30 p.m. Tonight we will enjoy a pizza bar while we get to know each other and swap adventure stories around a campfire. 

If you are staying in the home, please not that beds will be chosen on a first come first serve basis upon arrival. There are two homes on the property. The main home has four bedrooms with; a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a trundle bedroom, and a room with two bunk beds. The guest home has a king bed and two pullout sofa beds. 

If you are camping, please let us know the size of your tent when you register and if you plan to share it with anyone. 

Thursday, October 20th – Sedona Hike & Jeep Tour 

Wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a grab and go continental style breakfast. Today we are heading out at 7:00 a.m. to make our way up to Sedona for a day of adventure! 

There will be a few hiking options available to choose from this morning as we will be breaking up into smaller groups to follow LNT rules. After the hike we will be meeting up to enjoy a packed lunch with the group.

In the afternoon we are exploring Sedona on a guided off-road jeep adventure. This tour will bring you on an extraordinary ride over rocky and rugged trails while you learn about the geology, desert landscape, wildlife and Sedona legends.

After our tour, we will head back to Black Canyon City to enjoy a group dinner that evening. 

Friday, October 21st – Phoenix Fun & Outdoor Education! 

Wake up with and enjoy your coffee in the sunshine while taking in the surrounding views.

A hot breakfast will be prepared as you get ready for our day exploring Phoenix.

After breakfast we will leave the house at 9 a.m. and head towards Phoenix to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens. We will spend a few hours exploring the gardens together.

At 2:00 pm you have the option to join us at a local woman owned gear shop, Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company in Scottsdale. The owner of the company, Debbie, will be offering a private class for our group that will touch on safety tips for hiking solo. 

After an afternoon in the city, we will meet back at the house at 4:30 p.m. for an evening group class. Tonight we will be learning to cook over fire from a local female chef. We will be dining on what we prepare together that evening. 

Saturday, October 21st – Montezuma’s Castle 

Enjoy another morning soaking in the sun while sipping on your coffee. Breakfast will be prepared before we head out for the day. 

We will be breaking up into groups today. Both groups will visit the same place and then we will meet back at home for BBQ dinner and evening activity. 

During the day we will visit Montezuma’s Castle, the third national monument dedicated to preserving Native American culture and the rest of the day is TBD but likely hiking and exploring a small mountain town. 

Tonight enjoy a BBQ dinner while hanging out around the fire. There will be an ending activity. 

Sunday – October 22nd – Sunshine Hugs 

Today wake up and enjoy breakfast under the sun. Check out is at 11:00 a.m. After hugs and more hugs, we will head our separate ways. The rest of the day is yours to travel back home or continuing on to explore other parts of  beautiful Arizona! 

Included:

  • Accommodation of Choice (Shared lodging or camping)
  • Deliciously prepared meals from dinner Wednesday through Sunday breakfast
  • Pink Jeep Off-Roading Adventure Tour
  • Entrance to Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Cooking Over Open Fire Course & Dinner
  • Educational Class with Just Roughin’ It
  • Small group hikes
  • WWE Swag, Games and Giveaways

Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Specialty snacks or beverages
  • Entrance to Montezuma’s National Monument ($10 per person)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Camping Gear (if chosen accommodation)

Cost:

Lodging per person – $675 (13 spaces available) There is a combination of shared king and queen beds, sofa beds, and bunk beds; available on first come first serve basis.

Camping per person – $475 (4 spaces available)

Payment: Trip price varies based on your accommodation choice; see below. To reserve a spot, you will need to register via Eventbrite. After registration to confirm your spot you will have 24 hours to send the full trip payment to Lindsey Egan using one of the methods below. If your payment is not received within this time frame, your spot will be cancelled and released to the next person on the waiting list who will then have 24 hours to confirm their registration with payment.

  • Venom – @Lindsey-Egan-3 or lindsey.egan@hotmail.com – Please do not use the “Turn on for Purchases” option. If you do, then you will be required to cover any associated transaction fees.
  • PayPal – lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com – Please choose the friends and family option. If you do not, then you will be required to cover any associated transaction fees.
  • Other – If you would like to pay using a different payment method, please reach out by email.

Refund Policy: Due to the nature of this trip, payment is non-refundable at the time of registration. If you can no longer attend and there is a waitlist for the event, Women Who Explore can assist you with the transfer of your ticket. If there is not a waitlist for the trip, then you are able to transfer your ticket to another ambassador, however, you are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds. Please let Lindsey Egan know if you will be transferring your ticket.

Accommodations: Accommodations are for 5 days/4 nights; there is an option to stay in one of the homes on the property or the option to camp. See below for details.

  • Lodging – If you are staying in one of the homes, please not that beds will be chosen on a first come first serve basis when you arrive at the property. There are two homes on the property. The main home has four bedrooms with; a king bedroom, a queen bedroom, a trundle bedroom, and a room with two bunk beds. The guest home has a king bed and two pullout sofa beds. If you are traveling with a friend and would like to share a queen or king bed, please reach out to lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com when booking.
  • Camping – There are camp sites are available on the property. There is space to accommodate small (2 person) tents or medium (4 person) tents. Camping is BYO gear. If you are camping, please let us know the size of your tent when you register and if you plan to share it with anyone. 

Restrooms: The restrooms and cooking facilities in each of the homes will be shared with the women who opt to camp.

Food: Dinner will be provided Wednesday evening through Sunday breakfast. Outside of this, any additional meals, drinks and adult beverages are BYO.

Pets: Due to the activities planned on this trip, pets are not able to join this weekend adventure.

Getting There: If you are flying, we suggest flying into Phoenix (PHX) or Mesa Airports (AZA) which are both about an hour drive to Black Canyon City. Alternative options include Flagstaff (FLG) which is about a one hour and 30 minute drive or Tuscon (TUS) which is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes drive.

Please note that if you are flying, you will be required to provide your own transportation for the weekend. We suggest arranging to share a car rental with other ambassadors or carpooling with someone driving or who lives in the area.

Parking: The property has ample space for parking, but we encourage you to carpool as much as possible.

Please reach out to Lindsey at lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com with any questions

meet Your trip leader - southern Utah ambassador - Katie

Katie is an adventurer at heart. She has explored and wander in and around Southern Utah for the last 20 years. Canyons, wide open vistas, sandstone and sagebrush are her favorite!  She has worked in some form of recreation since she started working. Her love for backpacking took full force the year and a half she spent working for an outdoor behavioral company as a guide in 2004. Since then marriage and family has been her many focus with work on the side. She has been married for 17 years and has 4 great kids. As her kids have grown she has been able to pursue her passion to help women experience the outdoors safely and have the best time doing it. She started Desert Wander last year, yes 2020! She hopes to cultivate an amazing experience for all who come wander with her.

Come along with Katie as she takes you on an unforgettable weekend exploring some of the places she loves most!