So @CodyL and @regehr--did either of you try out the road from Hite? I called the Hans Flat station and they said they didn't know the current conditions, but suspected a lot of mud.
argh, no, sorry, I didn't have time to do that, we ended up with a bit of vehicle trouble.
Thanks! I'll see if Cody or the rangers have any updates from this week; if not, I'll likely just switch to my Plan B that doesn't involve a long dirt road...argh, no, sorry, I didn't have time to do that, we ended up with a bit of vehicle trouble.
but I can say for sure that as of last Friday the road along the west side of the DD that heads north from highway 95 was entirely free of mud and snow. the lowest snow I could find in that area is just below the surface level of the Block and other top-level mesas in that area. so it's possible the Hite/Maze road is OK, at least for a ways.
Thanks! Sounds like I'll either postpone the trip entirely, or go somewhere with easier access.Sorry Ryan. We had to push our trip back. We were coming in from Highway 24. Ranger at Hans Flat that I really trust said it was extremely sloppy and recommended chains. Said there was snow at the ranger station and it was warming up and getting more sloppy. Tried Tex's Jet boat but they weren't running yet.
Wet, sloppy roads are not my idea of fun- so we pushed until next month. Hope you have better luck with the weather.
oh no: https://www.fox13now.com/news/local...r-others-rescued-from-kane-county-slot-canyonThis from the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Connection Facebook Group:
"Please do not attempt to access Paria Canyon or Buckskin Gulch currently. I work with the BLM and reports indicate that current flow in the Paria Canyon is shoulder deep near the Buckskin Confluence; Buckskin is likely substantially deeper. Conditions are extremely hazardous due to rain and snow in the area and continuing active weather patterns. The river basin includes areas such as Bryce Canyon which have high snowpacks and are receiving additional precipitation currently. Permit holders should be receiving an email in the next few days regarding these conditions. "
|More snow on the way?||General Discussion||5|
|uinta snow?||Trip Planning||6|
|Boulder Mtn snow March 29- 2023||Photography||1|
|Wish it was snow!||General Discussion||8|
|Got Snow? Winter Sports 2022-23||Winter Sports||24|
|Show me th cold, icy and snow pics…Burnin up here in Texas!||General Discussion||35|
|Snow Conditions - Greater Yellowstone||Trip Planning||1|
|T||Snow Canyon Loop||Hiking & Camping||1|
|J||Escaping snow, Olympic Peninsula Dayhikes Jan. 15-17, 2022||Hiking & Camping||7|
|WHITEOUT, Winter Backpacking Norway in a Snow Storm||Trip Reports||0|
|First Overnight Snow Trip...Finally||Hiking & Camping||20|
|Snow Camping = Frozen Face?||Resource Discussions||18|
|Snow Hike up the West Rim, December 15, 2019||Hiking & Camping||7|
|Arches + Snow||Hiking & Camping||6|
|Got Snow? Early Season Alberta Skiing||Winter Sports||2|
|NW Colorado Snow conditions||General Discussion||16|
|Snow I Sought, Snow I Found||Hiking & Camping||5|
|Quick trip in the Stanislaus without snow||Backpacking||3|
|From The Land Of Ice And Snow||Winter Sports||4|
|Snow Canyon rim loop||Hiking & Camping||1|
|Missing the snow ?||General Discussion||5|
|Noob Question about Hiking in the Snow||General Discussion||32|
|Arches & Canyonlands closed due to snow||General Discussion||12|
|snow plumes||General Discussion||5|
|Laurel-Snow State Natural Area - Tennessee||Backpacking||1|
|K||In Search of Snow in the Eastern Sierra||Backpacking||3|
|Snow on Sandstone||Hiking & Camping||14|
|2017/2018 Snow Pack - or not||General Discussion||54|
|Vandalism in Snow Canyon State Park||General Discussion||11|
|Winds snow conditions?||Trip Planning||13|
|Snow Shoes - what should I buy?||Gear||6|
|Yosemite snow shoeing 1-2 nights||Trip Planning||6|
|Fresh Snow & Fog||Everything Else||10|
|Sapporo Snow Festival||Everything Else||3|
|Hop Valley Snow||Hiking & Camping||8|
|Veteran's Day Snow in Canyonlands||Hiking & Camping||3|
|2015/2016 All things snow thread||General Discussion||50|
|Hiking Mt Timpanogos with some snow||General Discussion||6|
|Polarizing filter in snow?||Photography||3|
|Anchoring tents in sand and snow||Gear||13|
|Paddleboarding Snow's Lake on Skyline Drive||On The Water||0|
|Under Snow and Ice in Kanarraville Falls||Hiking & Camping||3|
|New Year's Snow in Zion||Hiking & Camping||4|
|Snow Canyon West Rim||Hiking & Camping||4|
|Summer in the CPW- Lookout views and fresh snow||Hiking & Camping||3|
|2014 Wasatch Snow Melt||General Discussion||4|
|Album Snow and Winter Shots||Photography||587|
|Suggestions For Snow Camping In Northern Utah||Trip Planning||25|
|Stormy afternoon in Snow Canyon||Everything Else||7|