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Canyonlands-NeedlesDistrict, UT
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Canyonlands-NeedlesDistrict, UT 
Canyonlands-NeedlesDistrict, UT
 
Backpack avatar Mar 30 2013
nonot
Backpack74.00 Miles 7,000 AEG
Backpack74.00 Miles7 Days         
7,000 ft AEG45 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
7 Days in the Needles District of Canyonlands. Attractions included Druid Arch, Chesler Park, Angel Arch, awesome slickrock and ancient art and dwellings.

Water was scarse at the beginning, but Salt Creek was flowing for the majority of our itinerary, for which we were grateful to not have to carry multiple gallons of water.

For once, found someone else crazy enough to spend a week away from modern conveniences.

Spectacularly complex geology in an isolated area. Glad to have visited it once.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Very isolated, this area appears to have received very little moisture this winter.

dry Chesler Canyon Dry Dry
Dry as a bone along the area of the Joint trail trailhead.

dry Elephant Canyon Dry Dry
Dry except for the spring near Druid Arch

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lost Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Lost Canyon had water trickling in the very upper section, and had pools along the trail near the intersection with Squaw Canyon.

dry Peekaboo Spring Dry Dry
The area this spring is on HAZ is dry, but Salt creek had water about a half mile upcreek.

dry Peekaboo Spring Dry Dry
I believe this spring has been covered by a landslide and is no longer a reliable source of water.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Salt Creek Medium flow Medium flow
Salt Creek was flowing between approx 1 mile above Peekaboo to about the SC3 area. It was also flowing at a crossing in Upper Salt, but was also dry at other areas above SC3.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Squaw Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Squaw Canyon had water pools and trickling the last quarter mile to Lost Canyon

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Upper Jump Medium flow Medium flow
Salt creek was flowing well from SC3 area to about 1 mile before Peekaboo Camp. At the upper jump waterfall it was flowing over the falls.

dry West Fork Salt Creek Dry Dry
At the junction with Salt, I didn't notice the west fork contributing any flow to Salt, but did not check upstream where there may be more reliable points for water.
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