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.
Letting Rob off the hook with all the organizing logistics but count on his archeological insights during the Chaco treks...
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
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.