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Looking for suggestion for April backpacking.
I'm in Los Angeles, CA, looking for 4-5 days trekking.
within one day of drive to the trail head is OK.

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What is your comfort level?  April is too soon for elevation, unless you are OK with deep snow.  Too late for the desert unless you like it hot.  Well, maybe OK for some desert.  OK time for the Grand Canyon, but permit date for application was Dec 1.  Maybe Zion, but not sure how far you drive in a day.

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Yes, April is too early for elevation, I'm planning on trekking in the high Sierras in July. As for Grand Canyon it would be a good time, but I just did that over the Thanksgiving week.
For Zion and the desert what would you suggest?
I'm look hiking some where in the middle, not too easy not too hard, somewhat challenging to keep it interesting.

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See the previous thread:

http://forums.backpacker.com/cgi-bin....1168157
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April??  What about December and January and February and March??

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Yeah, Dec, Jan and Fed are great, but April is where I will have a week off, hopefully do some backpacking at destinations within one day of driving from Los Angeles.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Zion is shown as a bit over 7 hours drive from "L.A.", 430 miles.

The area beyond the north rim has interesting country to offer while in April the canyon is still pleasant and the high country not entirely dried out.

Ex: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/west-rim-trail.htm
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April is excellent for Grand Gulch (UT), too.
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Than you all for your suggestions.
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