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941 triplogs

Aug 20 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 20 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 17 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 17 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 14 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 14 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking2.60 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking2.60 Miles      30 Mns   5.20 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 13 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 13 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 09 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 09 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Managed to live through the excessive heat warning this afternoon.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 07 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 07 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
1 archive
Aug 06 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 06 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Aug 03 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Biking to Work, AZ 
Biking to Work, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 03 2012
PaleoRob
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles 15 AEG
Mtn Biking5.20 Miles      30 Mns   10.40 mph
15 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First day of biking to work.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jul 13 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Glen Canyon DamNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.50 Miles 15 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   0.67 mph
15 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The last day of work.
Named place
Named place
Glen Canyon Glen Canyon Dam
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jul 12 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Rainbow Bridge via Lake PowellSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles   1 Hour      0.50 mph
20 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
"When I return will it be the same? Will I be the same? Will anything ever be quite the same again? If I return."
Leaving the Plateau for good.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 26 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Hickison Petroglyph Recreation AreaReno, NV
Reno, NV
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      20 Mns   1.50 mph
50 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Stopped by on my way out to California for a wedding. Interesting, but the Petroglyph Butte rock art is both superior in quality and in terms of preservation. Obviously a fertility site.
The road branches just off the highway. The right branch says trailhead - this is for another series of trails that are not part of this hike. If you go, stick to the left towards the campground.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
1 archive
Jun 26 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Berlin/ Ichthyosaur State ParkVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour      1.00 mph
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked around the townsite for a while until the guy could go up the hill and open up the fossil shelter. I'll post photos with more details soon.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 25 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Project FaultlessVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.00 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour      1.00 mph
136 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked around the Faultless site. Went to Ground Zero, then hiked out to the fault scarp. One lone pronghorn trailed me back towards the center from the scarp. Very odd place, but beautiful. Very remote. Saw no one else.
Culture
Culture
HAZ Rides
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 25 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Petroglyph Butte PetroglyphsReno, NV
Reno, NV
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking0.25 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles      20 Mns   0.75 mph
20 ft AEG
 
no photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Poked around after seeing this area on the map. Again, just like Faultless, very remote. Very beautiful, however. The best petroglyphs are generally near the parking area, but I did poke around some more.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 20 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Zeke Johnson TrailSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking3.82 Miles 628 AEG
Hiking3.82 Miles   2 Hrs      1.91 mph
628 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went out to see if the rumors about Fry Canyon being closed are true. They are. Not abandoned. Just closed. Came back and hiked the old trail down to Owachomo. No problems on the trail for the most part - did get turned around a bit below the old ranger's residence. All's well that ends well though. Glad I was able to see the monument a little differently than other folks.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 19 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Peekaboo TrailSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking9.50 Miles 2,305 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.24 mph
2,305 ft AEG      35 Mns Break30 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I awoke in my camp overlooking Arch Canyon and knew I had choices to make. I could either descend Elk Ridge towards Blanding and Monticello, get gas and ice, and make my way to Canyonlands OR drive across the ridge and drop down into Dark Canyon. I wouldn't need gas for the second option, but my cold food would probably spoil. My piece of crap cooler couldn't even manage to keep one bag of ice frozen for 8 hours. Garbage. Choices choices. I made the more expensive choice and following the winding dirt road along the eastern side of Elk Ridge, then dropping down into South Cottonwood. Along the way I surprised a mother with her fawn, only a couple hours old. So cute! The little feller couldn't even use his legs right yet, so he just tucked himself into the defensive ball. "I hope you don't see me, human!" Good luck - located right in the middle of the forest road. I crept by slowly, taking pictures.
I drove down through Blanding and then headed for Monticello. I figured gassing up further north would extend my legs into the backcountry. Daylight was burning, even on this almost-longest day of the year. Choices again at Church Rock. Do I continue north to Island in the Sky and the Upheaval Dome, or bear west for the Needles?
I turn left, bearing west. What the heck, why not? No map, no coverage to download a topo onto my GPS/phone. Who cares. I'm going hiking one way or the other.
I rolled my way past Newspaper Rock, down into Indian Creek. What a freaking amazing gorgeous gorge! At Newspaper Rock the canyon is narrow, the walls towering around you. Below Indian Rock, however, the scale changes. The canyon opens up. The walls become higher, the views longer. Far off monuments and spires shimmer in the heat and distance. The Orange Cliffs, the Chocolate Drops, Island in the Sky all visible on the horizon. It is almost too much to bear - a terrible endless vista of insane stone with no shade and no way across it save for toil and sweat.
And the road I'm driving on, which brings me promptly to the Visitor's Center. The ranger was busy talking to another guest. I wandered around in the tiny museum. Ranger was still busy. Resigning myself to a wait, I got in line. Another ranger came to help her (and therefore me) out.
"Hi, can I help you?"
"Looking to do some hiking."
"Ever been here before?"
"Nope. Never."
"Well, we've got all of our hikes arranged in these binders. Here's the short, medium, and -," closing another binder and pushing it towards me, "the long ones. Let me know if you have any questions."
I already did but it was too late. She was on to the next customer. I thumbed through the "medium" binder first. Then the short. Its hot, I thought, ignoring the longs and going back to the medium ones. Nothing was jumping out at me. What the heck. Let's see the long ones.
At first they seem too long for a half day in 97 degree heat: 17 miles, 22 miles, etc. But then a crack in the rock with a ladder caught my eye. Peekaboo, it said. More pictures: a keyhole arch and ancient rock art. Fantastic. Now, just a few questions...
It was not to be. The ranger helped a few more people before I gave up. Without so much as a park map in hand I headed for the door. I hoped I could find my way to Squaw Flat, where the trail to Peekaboo began.
Despite having limited paved roads I did manage to get turned around a few times. Eventually, though, I did make it to the trailhead. I made myself a sandwich, pre-hydrated, loaded my gear, and got on the trail.
The trail crossed a sage park before ascending a slickrock fin, then dropping down into Squaw Canyon. At the bottom of Squaw a trail branched off to the right. It headed downcanyon and looped back to the trailhead. The sign at the junction told me I had covered 1.1 miles and still had 4.9 to go until Peekaboo Spring. Spring? Damn you ranger!
Another sage parkland, the trail angling for another slickrock fin jutting out from a large mesa to the east. On the approach I passed an NPS volunteer - the last person I would see on the trail. I walked into a copse of juniper and pinon at the base of the fin and then began my ascent. From the crest of the ridge I was treated to insane views of slickrock, hoodoos, fins, arches, canyons - naked geology everywhere! Then followed the descent into what I knew was called Lost Canyon. According to one display at the VC it was so named due to the ease of getting lost in its many branches. Reassuring stuff.
Once below the rim it was easy to find and then follow the sandy wash-bottom trail. Gradually the canyon widened as I moved downstream. The side canyon I was in intersected another, much larger, canyon draining from the west. Lost itself. At least that's what the sign in the wash bottom told me. 2.6 miles under my boots already, 2.8 to go to the spring - and already 1/2 down on my supply of Gatorade. Slightly concerned but undefeated I pressed on.
The trail climbed sharply up the south wall of Lost. I took a 15 minute break in the shade on the trudge up. Hot. Tired. I finally dragged myself out of my reprieve and over a low pourover to make the bench at the rim of Lost.
I had crossed into a land of slickrock. No more easy wash-bottom hiking for me. The rest of the hike would be on an angle. I crossed fins, traversed sloping platforms and climbed over domes as I worked my way around the heads of several Lost tributaries.
Walking next to one such sandstone fin I spotted a cairn - one of the dozens that had done an admirable job of guiding my path to that point. I walked to the cairn and there, to my surprise, was the keyhole arch. Peekaboo! I dropped my kit right there and rested in the shade of its aperture. As I rested I contemplated. The trail continued around the next tributary, as evidenced by several cairns, but I was now out of Gatorade. Without disassembling my pack I had no way of deciphering how much water remained in my Camelbak. To sort things out I decided to at least step through the arch and look around on the other side. I still hadn't seen the Barrier Canyon rock art that the VC photos promised so I scouted briefly for them. No luck. I wanted to press on, but the water situation weighed heavily. "I just don't have enough water," I said aloud - my first vocalization since dropping into Lost.
Turning around to go back through the arch then I paused and looked down. No joke this is what was there - a blue water bottle half-filled with some electrolyte drink. Goosebumps ran up and down my spine and limbs. "No way." I looked around again to see if I had simply not seen another hiker. No one was in sight. There was no sound at all. It was hot and smelled. I didn't care - I had water. I had permission to hike on.
I loaded back up and with the new water weight on my back I hiked around the head of the Lost drainage. At the point opposite the arch the trail dropped down towards the wash bottom, just south of where Lost dumps into a tributary of Salt Canyon. I almost headed all the way to the bottom but something caught my eye before that last drop. A masonry wall beneath the rim of three connected mushroom rocks. Instead of going down I moved out laterally, exploring the ruins. Still no rock art. Leaving with only a mild sense of disappointment I headed back up the fin to the slickrock above Lost. Back around the camel rock. Across the joints and down the big drop into Lost. Sipping water.
Uh-oh. My bladder ran dry just at the bottom of Lost. 2.6 miles to go, 97 degrees in the air. No choice now - time to push on through. Pushing myself up the canyon and up the slickrock. The ladder. The fin. Dropping down into Squaw. Pushing on - at least the pack was light then. 1.1 miles to go, a dehydration headache building. Shriveled brain banging against my skull with every step. Sun in my face and wind now too. Hat tries to escape. Face down. Watch the trail. Stupid hiking poles - dead weight now. Pushing up the last fin. Across the last parkland. I see the water spigot. Almost...there.
Next time I talk to the goldang freaking ranger no matter what.
Fauna
Fauna
Mule Deer
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 18 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Glen Canyon DamNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 5 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
5 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 17 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Glen Canyon DamNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking2.00 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   3 Hrs      0.67 mph
20 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 16 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Glen Canyon DamNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.50 Miles 15 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   0.67 mph
15 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Jun 15 2012
PaleoRob
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 Guides 137
 Routes 111
 Photos 5,253
 Triplogs 942

38 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Page Rim TrailNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2012
PaleoRob
Hiking1.25 Miles 171 AEG
Hiking1.25 Miles      28 Mns   2.67 mph
171 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After work stroll.
_____________________
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
1 archive
average hiking speed 1.23 mph
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