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Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

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Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

Hi everyone! I'm planning a 18 day trip to california (never been there) and I was wondering if there is a hike in California like the Narrows in Zion national park?

what other place would you recommand?

We are 28 yo and we like to hike and drive... we plan on sleeping in campground... we dont mind drive long hours! (hubby is a truck driver)

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1. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

It all depends on where your 18 day trip will take you and what time of year is this planned for?

Also, what do you mean "like the Narrows" ? That;s a pretty unique place.

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2. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

Not really. Different geology here. Lots of great parks and hikes all over the state though.

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3. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

sorry we are leaving june 1!

So we are suppose to go to yosemite 4 days, king canyon + sequoia 3 days...

I read somewhere that lassen was close til the end of july because of the snow... so we cant do that :(

We wanted to go to alcatraz but it's complicated...

So we don't really know what to do after the week!

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4. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

Are you mainly interested in natural attractions?

Where are you starting from? Flying out of same city?

You have your campsite or lodging booked in Yosemite?

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5. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

my husband is a truck driver... we usually drive 10 hours between places...

we are not sure yet where we'll be flying to... nothing is booked yet because nothing is sure yet... so we can do yosemite and the other 2 the first or the last week of june!

I don't really like cities (I didn't like las vegas and NYC)... I like nature, hiking, swimming, kayaking, caves, canyons, volcanos etc... ghost town!

would have really like to see lassen!

no campground are booked yet

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6. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

Can you please give some information so some of the experts here can give you some useful information? Where are you travelling from? Where are you flying into? Will you be renting a car? Do you have ANY lodging reserved for ANY part of your trip? Are you wishing to see ANY other attractions in the state besides nature based attractions? What do you mean by "supposed to go..."?

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7. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

You absolutely **MUST** have your campsite or other lodging booked at Yosemite before you visit there!

This is for this summer, right?

For information about Lassen, please click on the blue link. Much of it will be open in June:

www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/hours.htm

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8. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

the part that we wanted to do in lassen doesnt open until late july...

for the campground we will camp outside but nearby yosemite.

we have the first 3 weeks of june..

I'm waiting to plan the trip and the things we want to see and then I will book the accomodation!

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9. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

I'm not sure you are grasping what half-Brit has mentioned..... Yosemite is not the type of place to just visit in early Summer and just hope to find a place to stay, even a campsite, by luck. You MUST have something prearranged. It's a VERY popular place.

Now, with that said..... I do not know of any outside-the-park camping places that you may be able to look into. I'm positive half-Brit and some others with more intimate knowledge of Yosemite will chime in.

What about the rest of your trip?

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10. Re: Some place like the narrows in Zion national park

We've been "chatting" with the Original Poster on the Yosemite forum. I suggested she ask here for ideas about places other than Yosemite.