Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let’s Have Fun In Some Canyons

This is the area we’re talking about centered around Escalante UT:

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What could we do once we got there? Well we could hike into some cute, short slot canyons like this one called Peekaboo Gulch:

Lots of slot canyons described here around the Escalante River or near Capitol Reef Park. More information here. Some of these hikes would be several hours, some only a few hours. Our base camp would probably be a motel near Escalante. That can be decided later.

Average weather conditions for Escalante.

Another possibility is to do a more technical version of canyon exploring called canyoneering.

“A more extreme offshoot of simple canyon hiking, canyoneering is a multiskill sport that combines climbing, rappelling and swimming to descend steep slot canyons -- the narrow gorges in mesas, sometimes a yard wide and several hundred feet deep and often filled with frigid runoff.”

A video of this canyoneering


It would be good to get a guide to do some of the more adventurous slots and/or to do some canyoneering. A photo of one of the more famous canyoneering canyons from this article:

Many choices available including someone our friend who manages the Salt Lake City REI store knows. There is even a 3 day course on technical canyoneering.

Who –only fun people will be invited

When – after the middle of September

Where – fly into Salt Lake or Las Vegas

How Much - TBD


  1. I'm so excited lets go in March!

  2. In the video Fat Man's misery did you see Golom from Lord of the Rings?