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BRIDGE MOUNTAIN ARCH (Crawford Arch via Gifford Canyon)

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Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
An early morning scramble up and out the west side of Gifford Canyon.
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
After a short level sandy section above Gifford, we look down into the east/west canyon to Hepworth Wash.
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Circling up and around to a spot where we can descend into the east/west canyon. "Hey, I thought this was the downhill part!"
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Taking a break before our hike down into the east/west canyon.
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Hiding in "The Vortex" -- one of the narrow, tall cracks in the east/west canyon. Named by Bo Beck, this is the spot where the wind flows backwards and time stands still.
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Hiking down the pleasant streambed of Hepworth Wash. This is the only "family stroll" section of the hike.
Bridge Mountain Arch Route photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
A section of overgrown reeds swallows up the ground.

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