BENEATH THE RIMS
HIKING ZION, BRYCE CANYON AND THE GRAND CANYON
by Elle Colquitt and Jon Livengood
Hiking the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion is the triple crown for panoramic, awe-inspiring views and geological wonders. There's a vast variety of vegetation, mammals and rock formations offered in these high-desert landscapes—from cacti to desert flowers—from horned toads to elk—from slot canyons to the hoodoos—it's a world apart.
Some of the highlights of these three national parks were: climbing up the narrow passageway to Angel's Landing and hiking through the Narrows in Zion; hiking the 8.8 mile Riggs Spring Loop and then continuing our trek another 23 miles through Bryce's backcountry on the Under the Rim Trail; hiking out and back on the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point and on the South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge.
Mini Adventure Series has two published books on bicycling. Bicycling Routes features 40 routes to travel the backroads around Knoxville, TN with maps, cue sheets, route descriptions and full color pictures. Off Road Trails features 31 trail systems in Tennessee and has full color fold-out topo maps, trail descriptions and full color pictures. Look for more books on mini adventures to enjoy!