Basin to Plateau
May 13, 2013
At Spring Creek (just north of the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park) the transition from Colorado Plateau to Basin and Range is abrupt and obvious. Join botanist Walt Fertig and ZCFI director Michael Plyler as we hike through the Spring Creek drainage to explore the wildflower display and some convoluted geology. Stand near the shore of where the Pacific Ocean was some 750 million years ago. As the hike progresses up the drainage we find ourselves in a slot canyon of Navajo sandstone in full bloom with spring flowers. Total hiking distance approximately 5-6 miles. Moderately strenuous.
INSTRUCTORS: Walt Fertig and Michael Plyler
MEETS: 9:00 am at Zion National Park Kolob Canyons Visitor Center and continues until about 3:30 pm
AGES: 16 years and above
Price: US $60.00