Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

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Start Date 2010-06-18
 
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Randal_Schulhauser
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Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Apr 30 2010 8:25 pm

Friday June 18 to Monday June 21 (4 days, 3 nights)


I'm in "watchful waiting" mode (bad pun) with left eye surgery completed on 4/28 and right eye surgery scheduled on 5/19. With compromised vision, I've been sticking close to home. This is making me "itch" for June 1st clearance to get back into REAL HIKING again! With that being said, I want to throw it out there for discussion for a 4 day weekend in Chaco Canyon with side trip into Bisti Wilderness. We're at critical mass for Friday June 18th thru Monday June 21st and made an inquiry to the Ranger Station about reserving the Group Camp Site for those dates.

Thoughts? :) Letting Rob off the hook with all the organizing logistics but count on his archeological insights during the Chaco treks... :D

Average June temperatures for Chaco are Hi 86F and Lo 47F with 0.4" monthly precipitation.



Chaco Canyon & Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Chaco NPS map http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=43978
Farmington NM to Chaco map http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=43977
Chaco Canyon Experience 2007 http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=3782&start=0
Chaco NPS website http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm
HAZ reference http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=12079



Bisti BLM map http://www.takemytrip.com/064corners/06_09a.htm
Bisti Wilderness Experience 2007 http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=3773
Bisti BLM website http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/wilderness/bisti.html
De-Na-Zin Wilderness reference http://www.hanksville.org/voyage/misc/bisti.html
HAZ reference http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1962




Tentative Agenda
Arrival at Chaco Group Camp Site (reserved under name Camp Schulhauser) Friday June 18th around lunch time. NOTE: If we aren't at sufficient numbers for Group Camp Site, we'll "free-for-all" grabbing individual sites clustered together.

Many sites in Chaco and Bisti to take in. Maybe bring the mountain bike…

Depart Chaco Group Camp Site Monday June 21st around lunch time.
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Camping 2010.doc
Chaco camping
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BICYCLING IN CHACO CANYON 2004.pdf
Bikes in Chaco
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Getting to Bisti.doc
Getting to Bisti
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » May 21 2010 10:28 am

Got my medical clearance to return to work, drive a vehicle, and light activity. Test 20/25 left eye and 20/20 right eye :y:

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » May 21 2010 10:41 am

Hooray!
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by nonot » May 23 2010 9:07 pm

:y:
http://hikearizona.com/garmin_maps.php

Hike Arizona it is full of sharp, pointy, ankle-twisting, HAZmaster crushing ROCKS!!
Hike Arizona it is full of sharp, pointy, shin-stabbing, skin-shredding plants!
Hike Arizona it is full of striking, biting, stabbing, venomous wildlife!

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by big_load » May 25 2010 8:18 am

Great! I hope I can can catch the next trip.

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » May 31 2010 8:50 am

I go back to work tomorrow, and will have a schedule and more information then!
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » May 31 2010 5:49 pm

Hope you can join us Rob...
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Took a peak at the Pueblo Bonito weather forecast for later in the week => HI of 90degF and LO of 45degF. I can handle that for our June 18th forecast as well... :)

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 02 2010 9:26 pm

I have the 20th and 21st off. I should be able to get in late on the night of the 19th, leaving right from work.
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PirateXJ » Jun 07 2010 9:35 am

@Randal Schulhauser
Hello Randal my names Brandon i'm new to this site (not new to hiking or exploring) I've always wanted to go to the Chaco Canyon Temple there. I was just wondering what someone would have to do to go? like recommended equipment etc..

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 08 2010 10:55 pm

Brandon;

I'll PM you some details...

RANDAL

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 12 2010 11:33 am

So Rob, your plan is to arrive Saturday night - correct? If that's the case we'll target Bisti Wilderness for all day Saturday and Chaco for all day Sunday. Look for my red F-150 and the bright orange tent to find our camp site in Chaco http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=126550

RANDAL

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 13 2010 2:09 pm

Yeah, I'll probably be getting in around 9-ish Arizona time. I'll keep my eye out for your truck. Sounds like a plan. I'll PM you my cell here in a minute.
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 14 2010 3:19 pm

Looks like we're aiming to depart Chez Schulhauser's by 7am on Friday 6/18. Google Map route to Chaco Culture National Historic Park visitor center shows 471 miles and 8 hours and 37 minutes travel time. That puts us at Gallo Camp Grounds about 4-ish on Friday afternoon. :)

For all the other "fence sitters" - you IN or you OUT???


Also attached a couple of target trails for Chaco exploration...
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Pueblo Alto Trail 5 mile loop.JPG
Pueblo Alto Trail (about 5 mile loop)
South Mesa about 4 mile loop.JPG
South Mesa Trail (about 4 mile loop)
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 14 2010 6:12 pm

I've never done the South Mesa trail (the only one in the park I haven't, in fact).
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 14 2010 8:37 pm

Thinking maybe on Monday morning 6/21 (get-away-day) to see if we can take in a couple of the "outliers" before hitting the road back to PHX. Anyone got some "tips" about any of the "outliers" (see attached...) ;)
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 15 2010 7:17 am

I've always wanted to hit up the outliers - sounds like a plan to me!
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by big_load » Jun 15 2010 9:32 am

PageRob wrote:I've always wanted to hit up the outliers - sounds like a plan to me!
Considering the travel time, it's frustrating to leave there without having explored every possibility. I'll probably skip all the main sites on my next visit to see what I missed before.

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by rwstorm » Jun 15 2010 12:50 pm

I'll make my decision sometime tomorrow (Wed). If I go, I'll be heading up from Tucson via Globe/Show Low/St Johns.

How are you guys going?
Onward into oblivion!

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 15 2010 1:11 pm

PHX to Payson to Heber onto AZ377 to Holbrook to I-40 to Thoreau onto NM371 and over to Chaco. I'm in Ahwatukee if you want to meet at a coffee shop (Einstein's @ 7-ish?) near I-10 and Ray Road?

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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 15 2010 6:40 pm

I'm going to be coming down from Farmington, so y'all won't see me on the road in, unless you're coming back late from the Bisti.
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Re: Chaco Canyon and Bisti Wilderness Experience 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jun 15 2010 8:18 pm

So Rob any word on backroad conditions, say shooting over from Crownpoint towards Pueblo Pintado and head north towards Fajada Butte into the Cultural Heritage Park? :?

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