backpack hike dark canyon
Dark Canyon is a huge canyon complex that runs from the Abajo Mountains west of Blanding down to the Colorado River, passing through a National Forest wilderness area and a BLM primitive area. We'll be keeping our options open: if the weather is relatively cool and there's water, we'll pack in to the sinuous gorge of the lower canyon, while if it's dry and warm, we'll pack in to the aspen and ponderosa forests of the upper canyon. Either way, we'll hike to a site with water, then do long, strenuous day hikes upstream and downstream from a base camp. This trip will be exploratory with some scrambling and cross-country travel in a remote area. Limit: 10.
|Date:||Sat May 24 2008 — Mon May 26 2008|
|Meeting Place:||Registration Required|
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