labyrinth canyon

  1. gnwatts

    Robbers Roost birthday

    There are 2 days in the year that belong to ME, and that is my birthday and fathers day. My son say's fathers day does not count, as it is a "Hallmark Holiday", but I disagree wholeheartedly. My birthday was November 6th, and I was thinking of going somewhere on Cedar Mesa. I emailed @Nick to...
  2. Udink

    The Frog

    I had Friday off work but I woke up much earlier than I would have on a normal weekday. With the days being shorter and the recent time change for daylight savings I decided to get an early start to my hike. I'd planned an easy exploratory trip to the Frog, which is an abandoned meander of the...
  3. Kullaberg63

    circling horseshoe/millard via bike and packraft

    3 day solo trip from mid March, 2015. 175 miles of mostly dirt roads; some well known to BP readers, others nearly extinct. I also encountered a section of difficult moto track at the north end. The packraft portions were merely river crossings from one road head to another. As is usual with...
  4. IntrepidXJ

    Moonshine Wash

    Saturday, April 4, 2015 Today I headed back into Utah so I could visit Moonshine Wash in the San Rafael Desert which has been on my list of places to visit for way too long, especially since it's not too far away from home! Moonshine Wash received it's name from the moonshiners who were active...
  5. hatchcanyon

    Entrada Gap

    (Trip made in 2006!) An old booklet written by Jack Bickers mentioned a route on the west side of the Green River. He called it "Entrada Gap Trail". But his description was mainly for Bull Bottom Stock Trail. How to find this "Gap" trail was vaguely specified. A good requirement to make us...
  6. Udink

    Twomile Canyon to Bowknot Saddle

    There's an old stock trail in the right fork of Twomile Canyon that connects the highlands of Keg Point to the Green River in Labyrinth Canyon, 1,200' below. It's one of relatively few places to access Labyrinth Canyon from the rim. Several months ago Wade began planning a trip down the trail...
  7. Kullaberg63

    bowknot mesa - a multisport outing

    Inspired by Udink's successful hunt for the hard to reach geocache on top of Bowknot Bend Mesa on the Green River, I launched my own expedition last Tuesday. My wife had forbidden me to drive the family van down Spring Canyon with its exposed, narrow and somewhat rugged jeep road. Therefore I...
  8. baltocharlie

    Spring Fling turned Oktoberfest trip

    I am finally writing my Spring Fling trip report. First, this trip was postponed until October, it is now the Utah Oktoberfest trip. I flew into SLC on Friday Oct 11th. Immediately I grabbed my rental, a Ford SUV AWD. Clearance was fair but no Toyo truck. I headed out of town through SLCs...
  9. Udink

    Lower San Rafael

    There was a brilliant sunrise just outside of Green River on Saturday morning. I pulled to the side of US-6 to get a photo of it, and after I was under way again it got better and better. I wish I'd have stopped again for another photo when the sunrise was at its peak. Sunrise just outside of...
  10. Udink

    Colonnade, Keg Spring, Bull Bottom

    At the risk of being shut down by heavy rain or washed-out roads, I took the pups for an overnighter in the San Rafael Desert. There were storm clouds visible as I hit the gravel road outside of Green River but the sky cleared up as I made my way south. Ninemile Wash wasn't flowing as I'd...
  11. mattvogt7

    Floating into the Maze

    Wasn't sure where to post this, under "backpacking" or "everything else" since it was a combined trip so apologies in advance. I'm only 4 months late in talking about this trip. The following jaunt spanned the end of March and ended in early April - typically a bit before the spring run-off...
  12. regehr

    Labyrinth Rims, March 2013

    http://blog.regehr.org/archives/935
  13. Udink

    Keg Spring Area

    When given the opportunity to hike with Wade and Alan this weekend to search for an alcove with a Bill Tibbetts inscription inside, I jumped at the chance. Last year I'd read Last of the Robbers Roost Outlaws by Tom McCourt, which details Tibbetts' arrest on supposedly false cattle rustling...
  14. Nick

    Moonshine Wash & Keg Knoll

    I'm bouncing all over the place on posting trip reports, but I was sick of seeing myself on the home page slideshow so I thought I'd post a quick one to knock my ugly mug off the top! Thanks, Tim! I thought it would be fun to try to pull off one more Backcountrypost fest to finish off the...
  15. Aldaron

    Moonshine Wash

    I need to get caught up on a couple of trip reports... The weekend of 2 Nov 12, my wife and I took a trip down to southern Utah. We first headed down to Muddy Creek on Saturday, with our first stop at the Hidden Splendor Mine. The road out to here wasn't bad at all, and it was really nice...
  16. Udink

    Colonnade Arch and Beyond

    I've been seriously slacking off in getting my trip reports posted here. Instead of catching up right now (too busy), I'm gonna start off with the most recent from this past week (Oct. 11-12): Chris and I took Thursday and Friday off work last week and, ignoring the weather forecast, went...
  17. wanderinfinn

    Three, Moonshine, and Blue John Canyons

    Finally made it down to the desert for a trip other than work! This being the first canyoneering trip of the year we decided to make it a fairly non-technical one. We decided upon Three and Moonshine the first day, and Blue John the second. We drove down Friday afternoon, getting stuck in the...
  18. Nick

    Colonnade Arch & Red's Canyon

    October 2010 We ended up all over the place on this trip. We left SLC early Friday morning under rainy skies but fortunately it was sunny and beautiful by the time we made it past Price. The huge storms over the weekend had me really worried about the condition of the roads, especially...
  19. Tyler

    Moonshine Wash 04.11.10

    Upon catching some lunch and leaving the Trin Alcove Bend area of the Green River (after doing the Northwest Fork of Three Canyon), Bill and I headed over to the Moonshine wash area, which runs parallel to Three Canyon, so it wasn't too far away. We immediately headed out for the canyon upon...
  20. Tyler

    Northwest Fork of Three Canyon, April 2010

    I have been wanting to come back to this area ever since the first time we came here with Bill for his birthday a few years ago. I've never been to Three Canyon, but had read about it and it's always been somewhat of a mystery to me and I've wanted to explore it badly. Alene and I had...
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