pariatrip1 wrote:Okie I think I just paid for an overnight permit going the wrong direction... Entry Trailhead: White House
Exit Trailhead: Wire Pass, I chose this permit because I read that Wire Pass leads to Coyote Buttes North (The Wave?). Is this possible for a solo trip? Also, I read there's a big obstacle in the Gulch, wouldn't I need another person and a rope to get past it, either way I got an extra permit, hint, hint?
Day 1 hike from white house (camp where?? help)
Day 2 get to Coyote Buttes at Wire Pass by 9am. Possible?
Then hotel from Wire Pass, how do I get to my car? haha
Day 3 Tour at Antelope Canyon
So um is this all possible in three days? Does this sound like a four day thing. Please fix what I"ve written above if you have suggestions on how to make this happen. I guess I can spend lots of time on the phone with the people of Paria to organise this but if you have ideas too please help. Hopefully in a month from now when I plan on going atleast 1 more person will join me. Thanks.
I suggest that you give my friend Easton a call at 928-660-2674. He owns and operates the Paria Canyon Guest Ranch (tell him that Kurt said "Hi') He can shuttle you or your vehicle between White House & Wire Pass, supply you with a place to stay, a shower, food, laundry.. you name it. His place is adjacent to the Paria Ranger Station. He knows the area like the back of his hand and is a wonderful human being to boot.
On Friday & Saturday nights there is a TERRIFIC all-you-can-eat brisket/ribs/BBQ/cake/pie/etc. at Steve and Susan's "Paria Outpost " restaurant, which is adjacent to Easton's place, between Easton's and the Paria Ranger Station. DO NOT miss this meal if you can help it. Again, please say "Hi" to Steve & Susan for Kurt if you go.
Getting to W.P. on day two would be a 'hump' - it's about 13 miles from the confluence camp to W.P. and your last (drinking)water would be near the confluence. There is little high-ground area for camping above the confluence, although there are a few small spots. If the weather forecast is clear, and I mean 0% chance
of participation, you could
Buckskin Gulch without searching out high ground for your camp. At your own risk, of course. Getting up
through the log/rock jam about 3/4 mile above the confluence if the rangers have taken the rope can prove tricky, but it is do-able.
Your itinerary is close
, but do-able.
If you want to speak with a BLM'er re. Paria/Buckskin, try calling the Kanab (Ut.) office of the BLM; they will generally answer.
As a potential substitute for Antelope, there is a cool slot canyon, "Water Holes", about 5 mi. south of Page on 89.. check it out - it only takes about 1.5 hrs. to see the upper & lower sections.
Antelope Canyon is, IMO, over-run and over-priced.