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Re: canyonlands

Postby apasquel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:34 am

planet54 wrote:It has not been mentioned that you need permits to backpack in Upper Salt Creek and The Needles. It looks like you will have to try and get a permit on a walk-in basis and that could be difficult or improbable. Campsites are designated so you should have your route planned already.
http://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/backcountrypermits.htm
No permit required for dayhikes.
Good luck . Consider having a solid alternate plan.



You are right, I obtained permits back in January...and they were filling up back then...

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Re: canyonlands

Postby planet54 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:43 am

Good deal. So what is your route? I didn't want you to be turned away. :D

If you are in Chesler Park, go to the south end and find a way through into a section that has a bunch of tubes or tunnel like passages. We found our way to Virginia Park , back in the 80's before it was closed, but you can still go to the edge and peek in. We also found some pictographs that the Ranger knew nothing about. Good stuff back in there.
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Re: canyonlands

Postby Scott P » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:01 am

It has not been mentioned that you need permits to backpack in Upper Salt Creek and The Needles


Excellent point. If the permits are taken for Salt Creek, Chessler Park, Druid Arch, etc., the West Fork Salt Creek would make an alternative.
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Re: canyonlands

Postby apasquel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:45 pm

planet54 wrote:Good deal. So what is your route? I didn't want you to be turned away. :D

If you are in Chesler Park, go to the south end and find a way through into a section that has a bunch of tubes or tunnel like passages. We found our way to Virginia Park , back in the 80's before it was closed, but you can still go to the edge and peek in. We also found some pictographs that the Ranger knew nothing about. Good stuff back in there.



Good info...we are starting at Squaw campground TH to Chesler Park set up camp and head towads joint trail (Day1)...Day 2 to Druid Arch to Squaw Canyon/camp...Day 3 Squaw Canyon to Angels Arch/Salt Creek (daypacks only) and back to Squaw Canyon This is going to be a 25+ mile day...Day 4 hike out...
Total: 47 miles...

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Re: canyonlands

Postby Bkat68 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:35 pm

Hi there!

I'm not sure if you've already settled on a plan, but I've attached my trip report (on my personal blog) from a February backpacking trip in the Needles. We had an awesome time and I'd highly recommend anything on our itinerary, including the Moab Brewery!

Cheers!

http://somewhimsicalsonglyric.blogspot.com/2012/03/canyonlands-backpacking-needles.html
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Re: canyonlands

Postby apasquel » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 pm

Bkat68 wrote:Hi there!

I'm not sure if you've already settled on a plan, but I've attached my trip report (on my personal blog) from a February backpacking trip in the Needles. We had an awesome time and I'd highly recommend anything on our itinerary, including the Moab Brewery!

Cheers!

http://somewhimsicalsonglyric.blogspot.com/2012/03/canyonlands-backpacking-needles.html



I like your blog...Yeah, I was planning on traveling on most of the same path you were on...one of you two, if not both are good photographers...

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Re: canyonlands

Postby apasquel » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:09 am

Thank you guys for your input and help through the forum and PMs...

here is a look at the trip: http://seekingtheburningbush.blogspot.com/

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Re: canyonlands

Postby Mel McKinney » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:19 pm

Thank you for both of those blogs. We've wanted to camp and hike in that area of Canyonlands and hope to do so by next spring. Thanks for all the info, especially on permits. :D
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