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  1. Eugene

    Woodenshoe Canyon April 2014

    Introduction: Four of us had planned to do Arch Canyon but decided to try and do Woodenshoe Canyon instead. We flew into Albuquerque on Monday Apr 21 and proceeded to drive to Blanding and then the trailhead. The road to the trailhead we used is off of highway 95 and then off the Natural...
  2. Dave

    Cedar Mesa, Feb. 20-22 2014

    Taking care of unfinished business — weather had spoiled plans for a winter visit to Cedar Mesa at the conclusion of my wagon trip around the White Rim. So when temperatures started creeping up from their freezing lows in February, I set out south once again. Finding a camping spot along the...
  3. DAA

    Todie, Slickhorn & Gravel

    Todie canyon I rolled out of town after lunch on Thur. the 10th. Destination, Cedar Mesa. I arrived with plenty of time to setup camp before dark at a nice spot on Coyote Flat. A spot that Randy, Jared and I had camped when we hiked Sheiks canyon. The next morning I drove to the Todie...
  4. Howells Outdoors

    Camping & Hiking in Southeastern Utah

    Originally from mountain-dude.blogspot.com In the third year of existence, Pi Adventure this year was a focus on bridges and ruins in southeastern Utah. Pi Adventure is an annual event that takes place on March 14 (3.14 -- next year is gonna be a hoot at 9:26 am/pm because it will be...
  5. gnwatts

    Polly's Canyon - Government Trail Loop

    When my wife and I first came through here we thought Government Trail area was the most beautiful stretch in Grand Gulch. We were kind of in a hurry, stopped at Big Man Panel (BTW there are numerous rock art panels in between Government Trail and Big Man Panel), but did not explore very much. I...
  6. Clint_N

    Arch and Texas Canyons, February 25-28

    Hi all, Disclaimer: This is my first post (excluding noobie intro) and first trip report. I claim no excellence in prose or photography so be patient with me. Hopefully I'll get better with both as further trips come my way. Overview: On 2/25 I left home in Orem and headed south on...
  7. gnwatts

    Mule Canyons

    The first time I laid eyes on Mule Canyon, I was not a happy camper. I was with my friend PJ in the early 1990's, it was raining and cold, and we had been hiking up North Mule Canyon. We had seen quite a few ruins, which was a consolation. We had decided to make a loop hike up North Mule out and...
  8. gnwatts

    Perfect Kiva Loop

    I'll admit it. I am obsessed with Grand Gulch, and many of the other canyons in the vicinity. Lucky for me I have a very understanding spouse. Many of the trips have been with friends, others by myself. My friend PJ and I for awhile had a standing rule on our excursions: all of them had to be...
  9. IntrepidXJ

    Montezuma Canyon and the Doll House

    Monday, October 7, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO After spending the last two nights up in the San Juan Mountains, it was nice to spend a warmer night camping in the desert. I decided to skip sunrise this morning and sleep in a little bit. After breakfast, Marty and I wandered...
  10. DAA

    Lewis Lodge

    Spent the weekend camping on Elk Ridge and prowling around up there, North Long Point and Beef Basin, with the obligatory Abajo's scenic drive heading out yesterday morning. Spent one morning visiting the Lewis Lodge ruins. They are really cool group of ruins perched on a ledge in a tributary to...
  11. BJett

    Long Canyon/White Canyon

    Steve Allen’s Canyoneering 2 - Technical Loop Hikes In Southern Utah. This was the book that began my fascination with the White Canyon Complex, even though I had never done any technical canyoneering, or even much exploring in the canyon country at that point. I had recently moved to Grand...
  12. gnwatts

    Step Canyon 5-17-13

    Part 2 See part 1 here. Last weekend my friend PJ and I decided to do a quick 2 day venture, and we thought Step Canyon (the left canyon on the map at the start of the thread) would be fun. I wanted to complete the loop I had started 7 years earlier. We left after work, and I met him...
  13. gnwatts

    Pine and Step Canyon. 2006 & 2013

    Part 1 March 2006 See Step Canyon 5-17-13 for Part 2. I decided one day back in early March of 2006 to throw the dog in the car and head for somewhere I had not been. I called the BLM, and the ranger suggested the Pine and Step canyon loop, although he warned me about the difficulty getting...
  14. gnwatts

    Texas Canyon 2008

    In the spring of 2008 a friend and I decided to go a little higher and explore Texas Canyon, a side canyon to Arch Canyon off of Comb Wash. We parked about a mile from the mouth of Texas along the Arch Canyon road, and then hiked a couple of miles up Texas and set up camp. It is an exquisitely...
  15. DAA

    Grand Gulch, 4/27 - 4/30/13

    Bringing to an end months of anticipation, finally, on Fri. April 26th, I left straight from my son’s graduation ceremony at UVU to go pick Jared up at his house in Sandy – and we were on our way to Cedar Mesa! With stops only for fuel in Wellington and fuel again in Hanksville plus a sandwich...
  16. gnwatts

    Deer Canyon, Cedar Mesa

    Last weekend my friend Mike and I decided to skip town and explore a small side canyon just to the south of the Main fork of Deer Canyon, which empties into Grand Gulch down from the Government trail. I had used the main fork of Deer Canyon as an exit route 10 years ago, as a friend and I had...
  17. ogdendude

    Hammond Canyon April 27-28, 2013

    So I know there is already a trip report on this location, but I thought I'd give my own experience. I thought about just adding to the existing string, but I was reminded that if I post a TR then I qualify for the sleeping bag. So here goes. I was looking for a quickie trip to a place I'd...
  18. IntrepidXJ

    Kane Gulch

    Saturday, March 2, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO On Saturday morning I headed south for an early season hike in the Grand Gulch area. I stopped at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station as they opened for the day to pick up an annual Cedar Mesa hiking pass and then started hiking down...
  19. DAA

    Cedar Mesa 03.14.2013

    On the evening of Thursday the 14th, I pulled off the highway onto Cigarette springs road and proceeded down the dirt track to where it dead ends at the head of a Road canyon tributary. There I unfolded my cot and unrolled my sleeping bag. Gotta love only 2 minutes to setup camp. There...
  20. gnwatts

    Hat Flat, Cedar Mesa

    Hat Flat is a group of 3 small canyons located between Slickhorn Canyon and Grand Gulch. You would hardly know they are there, only 200' deep or so. It looked like a very good place to go early in January (2011), so my friend Louis and I left Carbondale in very cold weather, a big storm had just...

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