CHECKERBOARD MESA SUMMIT

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Checkerboard Mesa, Upper East Canyon (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
"Joyride through Wonderland." Route 9 carves its way past the iconic Checkerboard Mesa. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Standing at the base of Checkerboard Mesa looking up at the iconic formation. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Hiking around to the small drainage on the east side... BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Now it's time for some scrambling. This is not for everybody. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Continuing up the chute of slickrock obstacles... BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
The final steep push to the top of the drainage! BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
After 800 feet of elevation gain, we reach the north-south saddle near the summit of Checkerboard Mesa. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
We then head west and scramble to the top of the summit block. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Hiking north on the summit block, Clear Creek Mountain can be seen far off in the distance. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
The "bridge" viewpoint with Red Mane Canyon on the north side of Cleer Creek. BUY PHOTO

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