car camp: range creek canyon (redux) - June 8, 2012
A weekend car camp to Range Creek Canyon, a wild and beautiful place known for Fremont archaeology and wildlife. This area, east of Wellington in the Book Cliffs, is under the direction of the Utah Museum of Natural History. I will be camping 2 nights and will plan to meet participants at the North Gate. High-clearance vehicles are strongly advised. Primitive camping at the North Gate is in the forested upper canyon. The hike proceeds down stream to the more desert-like lower valley. Last year, we hiked 12 miles round trip. This year, with a very early start Saturday morning, I am planning to hike a fast paced 24 miles to the headquarters and back. Participants may choose to hike a shorter out and back with a self-guided map provided. Registration is confirmed by obtaining an individual permit ($1), and providing me your permit number, available from www.nhmu.utah.edu/range-creek/visitor-permits. Three and one-half hour drive from Salt Lake City.
|Route:||Out & Back|
|Date:||Fri Jun 8 2012 — Sun Jun 10 2012|
|Meeting Place:||Registration required|
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