Last year we had the incredible opportunity to hike The Subway bottom up; meaning that we started the hike and finished the hike on the same trail. Although it was amazing, we decided that if we ever had the chance to do it again we would do it top down with a few rappels and swims. Blake’s sister and her husband, Alison and Eric, were supposed to come with us but were unable to so they have been wanting to do this hike ever since. Alison looked a few months ago and permits were available to do it top down! She didn’t have to ask us twice; we were in!
Zion National Park is probably my favorite place in the world to visit. There is nothing comparable, to the pristine beauty and wonder that lives here. Last weekend we had the opportunity to hike up Left Fork Creek (the Subway) in Zion’s. There are two ways you can do this hike, both requiring a permit, bottom-up or top-down. Bottom-up doesn’t have much technicality to it, it is a in and out hike. You hike in as far into the Subway that you can and then hike back on the same trail that you hiked to get there. Top-down is a lot more technical, there are several rappels and swimming. You start on a different trail and rappel down into the canyon and finish the hike on the same trail as bottom-up. Blake’s sister, Alison, bought permits for bottom-up early and reserved the day for us to explore the Subway. Unfortunately, Alison and Eric weren’t feeling well as the hike got closer so they couldn’t make it. We missed them.