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westy

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Got over to SE Utah recently to play for a few days and wound up doing an overnight in White Canyon. Started at Duckett xing and hiked down to the mouth of Fortknocker to set up camp. Wandered up a short ways, then scrambled up out of White to the mesa above and enjoyed the big views for a bit before going back down for a nice sunsest at camp. Wind was howling both days ! Mini haboobs rolling through the canyons periodically, sand in everything. EVERYthing. But that just makes it all the more memorable when nature mixes it up, nothing as boring as a calm, clear blue sky day. Next day I hiked benches up Fortknocker, through the right fork narrows and then over to the left fork to stay in canyon bottom all the way back to camp. It was fun.

Short way up Fortknocker.
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Down White from camp at Fortknocker mouth.
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Camp.
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Couple views of upper left fork.
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Couple views along Fortknocker on the way down.
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Jackson

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Great pictures! Did you get any of the mini haboobs? I've never witnessed those down there before. As you said, always makes it memorable when the weather throws you a curve ball!
 

westy

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Great pictures! Did you get any of the mini haboobs? I've never witnessed those down there before. As you said, always makes it memorable when the weather throws you a curve ball!
Thanks.

Had one roll through White Canyon while I was hanging out at camp, filled it wall to wall to near the rim for a couple minutes. Not super dense but sustained. And had hail for a few minutes a few times once the sun set. Perfect !
 

BJett

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Long Canyon is another great place to spend a few days. White Canyon and its tribs are a great place to spend a week exploring, and no crowds.
 

graywolf

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Very cool pictures. I'm going to plan on going there. Maybe next fall.
 
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