Slickrock rambles for April 2016?

Ravialdo

Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2013
Messages
29
I need the Hive-mind of Backcountrypost.com to help me out with some ideas. Have vacation for mid-April this year and looking for some suggestions.

Duration of the trip will likely be around 4 days/3 nights max. Although I like playing around in the ditches, was wondering what options/ideas you guys had for a hike that had more wide-open views? Or some open views? I was thinking Boulder Mail Trail but the only issue is I don't care for extended wading in creeks (and it looks like the trail guide on this site suggests that's the price of admission for Death Hollow).

Does the BMT automatically go through Death Hollow or is there a route that by-passes it?
Other option was once again trying Dominguez Canyon point-to-point but at that time of year I suspect the upper trailhead (Big Dominguez Campground TH) will be inaccessible due to snow still on the plateau.

Ravi
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,938
It's only a mile or so in Death Hollow and you could probably keep your feet dry if you tried. BMT would be a good choice. There is no way to avoid Death Hollow unless you can fly.
 

Ravialdo

Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2013
Messages
29
It's only a mile or so in Death Hollow and you could probably keep your feet dry if you tried. BMT would be a good choice. There is no way to avoid Death Hollow unless you can fly.

What if I brought a jet-pack?

You are making it hard for me to dismiss BMT Nick. I've had my eye on it for YEARS and this might be the year we finally do it. The pics I've seen and TR's look too good to pass up.
Of course there are so many other options too. Never visited Capitol Reef NP despite my annual forays to Utah. I'm having a little paralysis by analysis but in the end, don't think there is a wrong pick.
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,938
There really isn't a wrong pick. I just looked back on my trip report from doing it in January (http://backcountrypost.com/threads/boulder-mail-trail.2829/) and I remembered there is also a bit of walking along a stream in Pine Creek before it reaches the Escalante. We had to get wet a couple times but I think it may have just been because of all the snow. I don't think we got wet at all in Death Hollow. Regardless, it's very little wet feet, if at all.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
regehr low-elevation slickrock ramble? Trip Planning 10
BJett Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area. North Carolina. Backpacking 0
wsp_scott Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness (NC) Backpacking 7
Ross Flash floods,slickrock gems & sunrises off the Zion-Vegas I-15 Hiking & Camping 7
BJett Early Fall in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area Backpacking 8
BJett Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, Part II Backpacking 7
BJett Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area Backpacking 7
Michael Black Dragon Slickrock 'Trail' - San Rafael Reef, 6-2011 Hiking & Camping 5
powderglut Slickrock above Upper Buckskin Gulch? General Discussion 9
J Death Valley National Park and Area Mountain Rambles Dec. 16-17, 2020 Hiking & Camping 0
J N. Mojave Desert Rambles and Scrambles (start of 40 desert days) Nov. 14-20, 2020 Hiking & Camping 4
J Cali: Cinder Cones, High Sierra Rambles, Famous Domes Oct 26-31, 2018 Hiking & Camping 3
scatman Mount Wire - April 30, 2022 Hiking & Camping 6
scatman Gila River - Gila Wilderness, New Mexico - April 18, 2022 Backpacking 61
M Suggestions for early April in Arizona, 2-3 nights Trip Planning 2
fossana Permit system for Angels Landing starting April 2022 General Discussion 30
J Escalante Natl. Mon. to Bryce N.P. the (unknown) Final Dayhikes April 15-16, 2021 Hiking & Camping 9
angeedraper Canyonlands - Needles 2 Night Backpacking (April 29-May1) Backpacking 0
J Moving down to Southern San Rafael Reef Wilderness for two more loop hikes April 13-14 2021 Hiking & Camping 1
Bob A short Escalante trip end of April Backpacking 5
J Bunch O' N. San Rafael Swell summit scrambles April 10-12, 2021 (now w/rock art) Hiking & Camping 3
J Dayhiking Moab's awesome geography, couple hikes to summits and rock art April 8-9, 2021 Hiking & Camping 0
J Short time in Greater Bears Ears. Couple Dayhikes April 5 and 6, 2021 Hiking & Camping 5
J Canyonlands Needles District simple backpack with a close friend April 1-3, 2021 Backpacking 2
J Grand Canyon NP Backpack Pt. 2 Deer Cyn explore-->Esplanade-->Indian Hollow Tr. April 18-23, 2021 Backpacking 8
J Grand Canyon NP Backpack Pt. 1 Thunder River Tr.-->Esplanade-->Tapeats-->Deer. April 18-23, 2021 Backpacking 13
scatman Grassy Benchmark - Grassy Mountains - April 24, 2021 Hiking & Camping 18
scatman Peak 6551 - Lakeside Mountains - April 17, 2021 Hiking & Camping 7
SteveR Birdwood Loop Ski Tour, April 14 Winter Sports 2
Laura V. Four Days in Salt Creek Canyon, April 2021 Backpacking 31
scatman Castle Rock - April 3, 2021 Hiking & Camping 13
J Trip first week of April 2021 Southern UT/Anywhere AZ - Death Hollow, Coyote Gulch, or other suggestions? Trip Planning 9
Juicifer Labyrinth Canyon in April Questions Trip Planning 2
G Zion (half) traverse in April '21? Trip Planning 31
TrailScot 10 days in The Maze - April 2019 Backpacking 22
scatman Parley's Ridge or Subaru to Jeep - April 25, 2020 Hiking & Camping 20
andyjaggy Suggestions for 3 day 2 night trip in March or April. Trip Planning 2
M Non-technical 1-2 night backpacking w dogs and kids - Escalante-ish area in April? Trip Planning 14
Jimmy River Trips in April - Family of 5 Trip Planning 3
Mikjik86 Short Video: Backpacking/Packrafting Dark Canyon Wilderness, Utah. April 2019 Backpacking 0
J Kanab: Two New Trails! April 30-May 1, 2019 Hiking & Camping 2
Brett Boulder Mail Trail - April 26-27, 2019 Backpacking 2
J Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Days 2-4 Paria River Backpacking 3
J Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Day 1 Buckskin Gulch Backpacking 2
scatman Van Cott Ridge - April 20, 2019 Hiking & Camping 5
M Zion West Rim Trail, Early April 2019 Trip Planning 40
RyanP Water in Needles District in early April this year? Trip Planning 9
K I am hoping to do a 6-8 day packrafting trip on the Dirty Devil in early April. Noobs: Introduce yourself! 0
Boognish Lower Death Hollow Narrows April 2018 Backpacking 17
M Water in Canyonlands Salt Creek early April? Trip Planning 11

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top