"Mazing" Six day backpack in Canyonlands Maze Dist. Pt 2. April 13-15, 2017

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by John Morrow, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. John Morrow

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  2. ramblinman

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    Great pictures. I liked seeing all the new (to me) rock art.

    I also enjoyed seeing the route thru Big Water Canyon. Sounds like the water in in the spring in there was pretty bad? Were you able to locate the Cowboy Graffiti near the spring?
     
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  3. frahminator

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    Thanks for the report John! In regards to the pothole a bit north of Beehive Arch. Think there was enough there to last until next week? We'll be passing by there next Tuesday afternoon.
     
  4. Jammer

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    Good trip.

    How was the water situation overall?

    Besides the Maze Overlook route, which of the other three routes in to/out of the Maze did you like the best?
     
  5. John Morrow

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    Which Tuesday? I do think so, but it maybe be a bit manky. The North Trail Canyon we found had lost very little water to evaporation in the 6 days apart that we passed it.
     
  6. John Morrow

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    Lots of water in the washes of the Maze Forks. Potholes even in some of the approach/exit canyons. We felt more H2O than the board at Hans Flat indicated. Found same on CM and The Comb.
    I think my favorite was the Pete's Mesa Fork and Chimney Fork.
    John

    Thanks for the interest, everyone!
     
  7. frahminator

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    Yes, there was ample water. We played it safe, but found water quite readily (April 25th - April 29th)
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Trip report!!! :)
     
  9. John Morrow

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    Out of curiosity, did theBeehive pothole have water?
     
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