White rim in March

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Nanda, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Nanda

    Nanda Member

    So as expected, most campsites are all filled out in late march, april. I am thinking I can get couple days off in early march and spend about 3 nights in white rim trail. It might be solo(likely) or I might have a friend coming alone. Obviously it depends on weather conditions closer to the trip date, but I am wondering I should bring my teardrop along if trail is fairly dry around that time. I have gone both up and down shafer trail with my trailer before and feel pretty comfortable towing it around.

    But looking at videos and such, looks like I will have most trouble in murphy's hogback(seeing narrow and steep it is). Is there any other sections that I need to worry about? I am also prepared to just camp out of tent(or car) and leave trailer at home(esp I end up going solo).

    Also are there any hikes that I shouldn't miss, while on the trail. Planning to spend 3 full days on the trail and explore/photograph as much as possible.

  2. Dave

    Dave Broadcaster, formerly "ashergrey"

    If it were me, I wouldn't take a trailer.

    Murphys on the back side (with the trailer pushing) wouldn't be fun. Neither would Hardscrabble. It has some tight uphill turns. I have video of the entirety of Hardscrabble on Youtube.
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  3. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR

    Grand Junction, CO
    If the trailer is built for off-road travel and you are comfortable with it in those situations, it would probably be OK. But if not, I wouldn't recommend taking one.
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  4. Nanda

    Nanda Member

    Thanks. no trailer it is. booked 3 nights in gooseberry, murphy's and hardscrabble. Hopefully weather will be co-operative around the time.
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