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AdventureGraham
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11/22/2015
AdventureGraham
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Well my original plan was to hike the enitre length of the canyon with some friends, setting up a shuttle arrangement with our vehicles. However, they ended up getting sick and had to cancel. So I headed out solo Saturday afternoon, found a flat place to camp with my Jeep, then headed out hiking in the morning.

There is a narrow section in the gorge just south of the Goat Canyon junction where it seems that the CCC just skipped in their tamarisk removal efforts. Just after that spot, its all clear again. Anyways, I still need to explore the southern area of the gorge more. From what I've seen from Daren's trips, its still fairly chocked with vegetation.

I always see or discover something different on these hikes and this one was no exception. Beside some low flying aircraft buzzing my campsite, I came across two sheep carcasses, pottery shards, and a pictograph cave. It was a wonderful weekend spent in the desert!












































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ziphius
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11/22/2015
ziphius
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Great trip and photos Wrangler. Impressive 'bathtub ring' around that rock, didn't realize the standing water gets that high sometimes.

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hikerdmb
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11/22/2015
hikerdmb
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Nice trip and great finds along the way. Congrats on nearing the end of your 52 week challenge.
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sddarkman619
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11/22/2015
sddarkman619
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Please be in touch next time you go to the Gorge, always up for exploring that place!
Sending you a PM.
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surfponto
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11/23/2015
surfponto
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Nice.
Your trip had a little bit of everything. Pictos, BHS skeletons, tarantulas .....

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sddarkman619
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11/23/2015
sddarkman619
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How long did it take you to do that hike? We did a similar hike in 2004 and it took us easily 8 hours. The gorge basin was so overgrown as were thinking we needed machete's to get through in some spots. And we thought it would be the *easy* way...
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tommy750
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11/25/2015
tommy750
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Wow, the water. When Daren and I were out there a year ago there were a couple wet spots in the reeds and nothing more. Nice trip.
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AdventureGraham
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12/7/2015
AdventureGraham
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sddarkman619 wrote:
How long did it take you to do that hike? We did a similar hike in 2004 and it took us easily 8 hours. The gorge basin was so overgrown as were thinking we needed machete's to get through in some spots. And we thought it would be the *easy* way...
Gallery:
http://www.gothicsandiego.com/shoots/geotrestle/


I recall this hike taking around 5 to 6 hours. I'll be heading back in January for a backpacking trip.
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