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THE SUBWAY Top-Down Route (via Russell Gulch)

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The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2013 Joe Braun Photography
This sign marks the spot where the Subway route leaves the family-friendly Northgate Peaks Trail. BUY PHOTO
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
Our hiking route will take us over the saddle of the slickrock hill below (not into the valley to the right which is the Russell Gulch watercourse). BUY PHOTO
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
Cairns and markers occasionally show the way, but good navigational skills are required. BUY PHOTO
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Looking behind us at the beautiful White Cliffs to the northeast.
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
Less than a mile away from the Left Fork, we now get a good view of the White Cliffs on the south side. BUY PHOTO
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2010 Joe Braun Photography
An impressive view looking down the Left Fork of North Creek! We will be down in there soon enough. BUY PHOTO
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
The final steep eroded descent into the bottom of Russell Gulch.
The Subway photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Now in the Left Fork, things start out looking fairly benign, but the territory will shortly get much more interesting!

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