Cherry Canyon (Virgin River Gorge) 3AIII

Cherry Canyon is a dry canyon located in the Virgin River Gorge north of Vegas. 

Note: We do have to cross the Virgin River at the start. You may want to bring a water shoes and/or extra socks to wear when crossing. These can be stashed on the other side of the river and picked up when we exit. I'll check the flow rate in the days prior to the event - if it rains hard and the river is high, we will need to reschedule for safety reasons (unlikely, but possible).

We have a 2 hr drive up and a 2 hr drive back, plus 5 to 7 hrs in the canyon, so anticipate this taking a full day. Pack a full lunch and bring plenty of water.

Basic Details:

Rappels: 8 to 10 
Max Rap Length: approx 80 feet 
Elevation Gain: approx 1000 feet

BETA:

http://www.bluugnome.com/cyn_route/vr-gorge_cherry/vr-gorge_cherry.aspx 

https://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=179244358815359#!/media/set/?set=a.233191860087275.55716.179244358815359&type=3

**IMPORTANAT NOTE**: All participants in this event will be required to sign a liability waiver and acknowldgement of risk form.  This form is available for your prior inspection in the Files section of this meetup (under the 'more' heading). Please print and have signed upon arrival to this event or you will not be able to participate. (note - if the PDF won't load, go here instead: http://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Canyoneering-Meetup-Group/pages/Las_Vegas_Canyoneering_Meetup_-_Liability_Waiver)

Before signing up for this event, please read the Meetup Etiquette and Attendee Responsibilities.

This is a fairly easy canyon but you need to have Skills and Gear Required for Canyon Events. Please make sure to bring some webbing and a quick link or 2 in case we need to replace anchors.


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  • Brandon

    Good trip!

    March 24, 2014

  • Carol B.

    What time did you guys get back? Just wondering for next week :)

    March 23, 2014

    • Dianne A.

      We ended abut 4pm, got back to Cannery about 5:30pm. We are starting a half hour earlier next trip, and we shouldn't have to reset any anchors next time so probably back to Cannery by 4:30-5pm.

      March 23, 2014

    • Carol B.

      Ok thanks, sounds good!

      March 23, 2014

  • Dianne A.

    Thank you everyone for coming out, and a big thanks to Brandon for co-hosting and driving! And thanks also to Ian for driving the other vehicle.

    5 · March 23, 2014

  • Ian M.

    Good times and great meeting y'all, I learned a lot! Thanks Dianne!

    2 · March 23, 2014

    • Kevin (Rusty) S.

      Good times indeed. Don't forget to check for ticks!

      4 · March 23, 2014

    • sarah s.

      omg they're all over me, I can feel them, I'm freaking out! haha thanks u guys! super fun!

      4 · March 23, 2014

  • Ian M.

    FYI, I've got a Suburban and don't mind driving. I can fit another 5 people besides me if anyone wants to ride with....

    March 22, 2014

  • Dianne A.

    Sorry guys - I just realized I had us meeting at the wrong location - we need to go up I-15 so it makes more sense to meet at the Cannery at 2121 E Craig Road, 3rd floor of the parking garage (Craig Road exit off I-15). So sorry for the last minute change!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • DeDe

    I think I'll just meet you guys at the pullout in the gorge rather than driving over to the meeting place. Or I'll sit on the side of the road and wait for you guys to pass me. :) If anyone wants to ride with me (I'm close to Russell/95) let me know.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Janice B.

    I'm camping...

    March 22, 2014

  • Rob K.

    I was on the waiting list and didn't figure I was going to make this one so made other plans. Hope to make the next one.

    March 21, 2014

  • Kevin (Rusty) S.

    Hi Guys. I drove to Zion from Vegas last weekend. There's road construction about 15 minutes North of the Speedway. One lane is closed for about 5 - 10 miles in both directions. There's more construction prior to and in the Gorge. Lane closures are closer to the north end of the Gorge. Total additional time due to construction was approximately 20 minutes. I'm heading up to Zion again this weekend. I'll let everyone know if anything changes. Looking forward to the canyon!

    Kevin

    March 13, 2014

    • Kevin (Rusty) S.

      Hi Guys. New lane closures northbound heading into the Gorge. Traffic was down to one skinny lane in each direction. As long as there are no accidents in this section, we should be fine. Total additional travel time due to traffic was 15 minutes.

      1 · March 17, 2014

    • Dianne A.

      Thank you!

      March 18, 2014

  • Lorraine W.

    so, i'm on the wait list. let's see what happens!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Lorraine W.

    this filled up before i got home! geez.

    March 13, 2014

  • Holly

    Sweet! I will bring a 110 ft rope. My plus one and I are going to camp out Saturday night at the campground nearby if anyone wants to join.

    March 13, 2014

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