Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

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Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

Postby Wisco14er » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:36 pm

Planning a trip to the Buckskin Gulch in Nov....anyone know what the water levels are generally at around that time of year....I know it gets cold so i want to make sure i am extra prepared...any info on the canyon would be welcomed. Safe travels
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Re: Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

Postby Scott P » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:09 pm

It varies so much from year to year that it's impossible to generalize. Right now most canyons in the area are pretty wet.
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Re: Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

Postby painless4u2 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:51 pm

We did this a couple of years ago in mid May. We had nice weather then, but there were several spots of smelly, stagnant water you must wade through (up to mid-thigh or so), muddy sections, and that one short rappel down the boulder-jam, so I'd wear appropriate, maybe disposable, shoes. There was an old rope left at the down-climb, but have no idea if anything is still there or its condition. Beautiful, long canyon hike, though.
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Re: Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

Postby mtgirl » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:52 pm

I did Buckskin Gulch from the Wire Pass Trailhead to the White House Trailhead - about 21 miles - in a long day trip in May about 3 years ago. Beautiful, but as the previous poster mentioned, there was lots of pools of muddy water to bypass (perhaps 20-25 of them.....up to waist deep). Feet definitely take a beating being wet and muddy for a long period of time - so plan your footwear accordingly. Water and mud levels change drastically though, and I don't have current conditions. Bogley.com is a good forum to watch and post some questions.
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Re: Buckskin Gulch...Utah????

Postby tlongpine » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:41 pm

I did it late last November and it was dry
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