Canyoneering &/or hiking off the Bull Frog Marina Highway - UT Hwy 276
(camping @ North Wash? Still looking for other camp areas)
The area immediately around our camp area has some nice hikes if non-canyoneers would like to come along. I am told there are even nicer hikes in the vicinity of where we will canyoneer, in various canyons off UT Hwy 276.
So, day hikers are welcome and even encouraged to come along on this outing as well as canyoneers. Some suggested canyoneering canyons and hiking canyons are both posted lower on this page.
We would hope everyone will arrive Friday evening so we can get early starts Saturday morning. There may be staggered start times based on what time people can motor-vate themselves to get out of camp.
We may camp at Sandthrax/ North Wash/ Irish Canyons Campground (I looked and did not see any natural camp sites down along UT Hwy 276 though we are going to look down that way again before this weekend.)
All your car camping gear (tent, sleeping stuff, stove n pots, etc.)
• Water - 3 gallons/person minimum
• Tables - large stable tables for serving a Saturday night group salad bar
• Camp/ lawn chairs
• Lantern (battery or white gas since days are rarely long enough by natural light)
• Camp games like horseshoes, slack line, etc.; Musical instruments
• Firewood - have a fire each morning and evening
• Groover or camp toilet - only need 1 or 2 but bring your own TP. As responsible campers we want to get out of the habit of leaving human waste all over the place as more and more canyoneers and other outdoors-folks camp in the same locations. It can stink, attract flies and other insects as well as attracting rodents and other small unwanted animals.
All your basic canyoneering gear plus pothole escape toys and tools
• ROPE(s) bring whatever you have in lengths and diameters of static ropes
• HELMET is REQUIRED for doing canyons with this group (by the time you are an intermediate canyoneer you should have graduated beyond a bike helmet)
• SHORTIE, FARMER JOHN/JANE or FULL WET SUIT may be used by those doing some of the canyon options.
• Headlamp with fresh batteries
• GPS and skills to navigate with it
• SPOT emergency locator device
Let's work on getting a salad bar together to share that part of dinner as a group. Bring large, stable tables; cutting boards & long knives; serving bowls & utensils, etc. all to make a group meal more fun and functional.
Bring your favorite salad ingredients and if you will tell in your RSVP or later message what you want to bring we may avoid having 8# of iceberg lettuce, no tomatoes, 3 cans of garbanzo beans but only one 1/2 empty bottle of salad dressing.
Shared desserts would also be appreciated.
Please bring containers (Tupperware, etc. as well as coolers) so all food can be put away when not in use. We need to not be in the habit of leaving food out in the sun, wind &/or overnight. It can make a mess as well ad attract and feed unwanted camp guests such as birds and small mammals.
RSVP: Please tell:
• when you plan to arrive & how long you'll stay (Sat? Sun?)
• will you be planning to canyoneer or be a hiker?
• will you lead or co-lead a canyoneering or hiking group into one or more of these canyons (read the links to the beta and look at other info sources before you make this decision)?
• will you have a 4WD vehicle (may be necessary to pass at least one sandy hill or rough wash crossing on some of the trailhead approaches)?
• what you are bringing in the way of group canyoneering gear (rope, pot shots, ascenders, etc.)?
• your planned contribution to Saturday dinner salad bar?
As has become usual for our canyoneering events,
you may only RSVP for yourself. There can be no 1+ RSVPs, for anyone. The reason for this is so each and everyone 'accepts' the Acknowledgement of Risk'.
Doug Van Etten [masked]
DouglasVanEtten @ gmail. com
### Acknowledgement of Risk ###
Please read this A o R statement and type 'I accept' in the hidden questions. If you do not accept, you will not be considered a participant for this event.
SOME SUGGESTED CANYONS:
• Middle Fork MaidenWater 3A-B 2-4 hours
• South Fork MaidenWater 3B 3-5 hours
• Blushing Bride- Jilted Lover 2B II 2-6 hours (more than just a hike but no rappels)
• Trail Canyon 3B 3-5 hours (physical)
• Upper Woodruff Slots 3A-B 1-3 hours each slot (can be 1-6 hours total)
• Woody Canyon 4B 4-6 hours
• Witches Cauldron
SOME SUGGESTED HIKES:
• Trachyte Falls 2A 1 hour
• Lower MaidenWater 2B 4-6 hours
• Swett & Woodruff Canyons can be 8-12 hour long day or overnight backpack