Five Mile Gulch

Duke

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Five Mile gulch, Cap Reef is known for a big swim near the bottom of the slot section. I did a touch-n-go, bottom up visit to the canyon July 7 and the water is way down. In this photo my hand is at the level I expected. We stopped and asked the Ranger about conditions and they told us the canyon is closed and then changed it to only the top two miles. ?? Why I asked? "Because of the Endangered Species Act". I then asked what species was this and was told they can NOT tell me. ? WT? Can't tell me?? Its a secret? In her defense my friend with me was making stupid jokes and the Ranger took them like a trooper, but come on....closed but can't tell me what animal is "nesting" up there?


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thanks for the quick share.
i swears the NPS has some sort of vetting system they apply when folks come in lookin' for beta. next time your better off gleaning beta/conditions from the internet. bureaucracy, not keepers, are the true crux to national park canyons.
 

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thanks for the quick share.
i swears the NPS has some sort of vetting system they apply when folks come in lookin' for beta. next time your better off gleaning beta/conditions from the internet. bureaucracy, not keepers, are the true crux to national park canyons.

Yep. It would seem that is especially the case for the NPS in Capitol Reef...
 
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