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2016-01-13  
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Echo CanyonNorthwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2016
PaleoRob
Hiking2.32 Miles 523 AEG
Hiking2.32 Miles   2 Hrs      1.55 mph
523 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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After doing Devil's Kitchen and Otto Trail on Sunday I decided to head back to the Devil's Kitchen trailhead and hike the Echo Canyon Trail. The trail was snow-covered the entire way, with some icy spots. I slipped (but did not fall!) 1x in each direction on a downhill, but I was also distracted. If I had been paying attention a bit more to my footing it would not have been an issue. The canyon is quite beautiful and I came at the right time - near sunset - to catch the light on the eastern cliff walls. I walked just past the usual turn around point and saw that previous hikers has stumbled into the stream itself, cracking open the icy crust under the snow that hid it. I decided I didn't want to get wet. I headed back. Leaving the canyon my camera battery died. I don't think I had charged it enough, since the camera is new to me and I am still figuring it out. The temperature in the canyon was probably low 30s to high 20s but it didn't feel bad at all, especially when moving.
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Desert Cottontail

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Unnamed Creek in Echo Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Frozen over in many places, in the lower end of the canyon there was a visible flow between pools. Plenty of bare rock in the middle section of the canyon with no standing water or flow.
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