Owl and Fish Creek loop - Cedar Mesa

renshiwo

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I am looking for a 3-day backpacking trip for this weekend and am thinking about the Owl/Fish loop. Getting a little stuck on descriptions of a 20-foot crack where a rope is recommended. I'm going solo and wouldn't have a good way to pass up a pack. Has anyone done this loop? Any pictures of the crack you could share?

Alternatively, where would you go this weekend?
 

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I have done this several times, down Owl and up Fish, and have never needed a rope. You need to be careful on your descent into Owl, and getting out of Fish I remember a short crack (maybe 10') that we climbed without difficulty, once in the rain. I don't know your climbing capabilities so maybe bringing a rope would be prudent.
This is from the BLM:

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/media...rochures0.Par.57400.File.dat/Fish and Owl.pdf

It is a beautiful hike, maybe even explore a bit up Fish, as there are more ruins to be found, and is relatively uncrowded.
 

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If you wanted to stay on Cedar Mesa, you could try Mule Canyon, higher than Owl and not far away.
 

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Thanks for the ideas. Warm??? I live in Moab. It's just barely getting toasty. ;)

It sounds like I can handle the Fish/Owl loop by myself. I'll take some cord along just in case.
 
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