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Type Standard Hike, Climb, etc
 
Start Date 2010-03-13
 
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Which Route?

Poll ended at Jan 01 2010 1:12 pm

Kane Gulch to Grand Gulch, and out Bullet (or the reverse) - 24ish miles/3 days
3
33%
Bullet Canyon to Grand Gulch, and out Government (or the reverse) - 26ish miles/3 days
0
No votes
Government Trail to Grand Gulch, and out at Collins Spring (or the reverse) - 20ish miles/3 days
5
56%
Collins Springs to Grand Gulch/Lower Grand Gulch and out Collins - Miles and days variable
0
No votes
Kane Gulch to Grand Gulch and out Collins Spring - 50ish miles/5 days?
0
No votes
Other (please specify)
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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PaleoRob
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Grand Gulch 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 17 2009 1:12 pm

Alright, we've got a place and we've got a date. March 13th-15th, we'll be hiking about 20-ish miles from the Government Trail to Collins Canyon, seeing lots of awesome rock art and Anasazi ruins along the way. Group size will be limited to 12 (10 slots plus me and my wife, though she might back out), due to BLM permit restrictions. Dogs are welcome on-leash, but not in ruins or at rock art sites, so be aware of that. If other participants don't want dogs on the trip, we may reconsider that.
Weather is variable - can be warm or we could get snow. Roads to the trailheads are dirt. Collins Canyon is decent, but Government requires 4x4, but carpooling is preferable anyway, since parking is limited. 3 days in one of the most beautiful and rich canyons in the southwest; what's not to like?
Last edited by PaleoRob on Mar 12 2010 3:25 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by big_load » Dec 17 2009 2:45 pm

The longer the better as far as I'm concerned. I don't hike very fast, but I like to cover ground. I also take lots of pictures.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 17 2009 2:46 pm

Well for any of these treks, pictures are a must.
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by hikeaz » Dec 17 2009 2:49 pm

big_load wrote:The longer the better as far as I'm concerned. .......
http://www.twohikers.org/CanyonCountry/ ... 3_day0.htm
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by RedRoxx44 » Dec 17 2009 7:09 pm

I did Collins to the San Juan a couple of years back and consider it my favorite Grand Gulch trip, and completed my treks from all of the Th's into that canyon system.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by tibber » Dec 17 2009 7:20 pm

big_load wrote:The longer the better as far as I'm concerned. I don't hike very fast, but I like to cover ground. I also take lots of pictures.

Gosh, I thot you posted my response. Are you sure you aren't confused? :? ;)
For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Dec 17 2009 8:27 pm

http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1579

Grand Gulch via Collins Spring (and Government TH) has my vote! :)

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by oliverr99 » Dec 17 2009 9:02 pm

I really don't care, just be happy to go again! Rob, are you thinking around our spring break?

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 17 2009 9:14 pm

Yeah, around Spring Break.
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by writelots » Dec 21 2009 12:20 pm

I'd love any route...as long as there's hiking, scenery and cool folks to hang out with. Yup yup. My spring is already looking pretty full - what is Spring Break for yous all???
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by desertgirl » Dec 21 2009 12:35 pm

I am much interested but my particpation will depend on the dates you pick ....:) All options seem good for me but I'd prefer a 3 day so I can spread out my vacaction & maximize my weekend use

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 21 2009 1:29 pm

desertgirl wrote:I'd prefer a 3 day so I can spread out my vacaction & maximize my weekend use
I'm going to be looking at mainly weekend dates, but around my spring break to allow me to utilize my time off too. I'll post up some sample dates here in a little bit, based on the majority opinion (so far) for a 3-day trek.
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by dysfunction » Dec 21 2009 1:43 pm

For those of us who haven't stepped foot on a college campus in 20 years.. when is spring break? :sl:
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by big_load » Dec 21 2009 4:54 pm

dysfunction wrote:For those of us who haven't stepped foot on a college campus in 20 years.. when is spring break? :sl:
It comes right after you hit a pothole at excess speed.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 21 2009 5:09 pm

Sometime in March. I'm out of college for a few years now too, but as a middle-school teacher, I still get the time off. Hooray!
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by dysfunction » Dec 21 2009 5:43 pm

big_load wrote:
dysfunction wrote:For those of us who haven't stepped foot on a college campus in 20 years.. when is spring break? :sl:
It comes right after you hit a pothole at excess speed.

Last time wasn't a pothole, but a washout on nice section of dust over crust...

Somehow separated shoulders take longer to heal pushing 40 than they do @18 :o
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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by gotdirt » Dec 24 2009 11:01 pm

This seems like an amazing trip to join. Utah is beautiful! I just might tag along.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by rushthezeppelin » Dec 30 2009 6:43 am

Depending on dates I would really love to head back to this wonderful area again. I had an absolute blast doing it earlier this year and I really need to get my butt back into backpacking (when I can.....only 5 months from graduation and I've been SUPER busy).

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by oliverr99 » Dec 30 2009 6:41 pm

We were wondering what happened to you Chris! Nice to see you. It would be fun to hike with you again. Good luck on your studies.

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Re: Grand Gulch 2010

Post by nonot » Dec 30 2009 8:08 pm

Rob, this looks like a great trip, but I could only attend in late April/early May. Since most seem to be talking March time frame (spring break), :out:
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