I will have to look at route, but I want to make it an over-night trip, w/out night hiking...will talk to group more..but will be looking for place to camp near there or there with water...plenty of options I assume?
We found reliable water at Blue Tank just above the waterfalls both times. See GOYAAH's pics from the second trip.
No dogs, we took a super dog on the first trip, a Queensland Heeler, he was a beast, using his own teeth to pull cholla out of his legs...NO dog no matter how tall or small or super can avoid cholla on this trip. I say no poochies. And yes there's some fun scrambling and a few awesome watering holes to swim through "to get to the other side" (if you're insane) otherwise you have to climb up over and around them to reach the other side.
and that's right, NO kayaks until I'd finally gotten there on foot.
first two times I attempted to reach the cave were...interesting and definite learning opportunities, I've learned a LOT since then, amazing what a few years can do.
Third times a charm.
Widowmaker, we COULD do it as a dayhike, I just would rather have time to explore Blue Tank and its not often I get someone willing to go out here, so two days, 1 night for us, if anything changes we can hussle in and out but who knows right now,
be cool for you to hike in with us!
Your car would make it to Cottonwood Camp but definitely NOT the rest of the road, you'd be best walking those hundred up n downs on the road like the rest of us suckers. It's easy going once you get your legs moving just park closer to the end of the camp.