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Telephone Canyon

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Telephone Canyon
« on: November 26, 2008, 02:38:11 PM »
I've hiked and backpacked extensively in BB, but very little in the SE part.

Can anyone give me any suggestions regarding backpacking from Ore Road through Telephone Canyon and back?  Difficulty?  Water?  Features?   We're thinking about doing it in late February.  Thanks!
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Re: Telephone Canyon
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 05:22:33 PM »
I'd be very interested, as well.  Camped at TC 2 last visit and it was a sweet spot.  The views into the canyon look incredible.  The road is passable in a 2WD high clearance vehicle.  That I know.

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Re: Telephone Canyon
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 07:13:06 PM »
There is a pretty good thread here if you haven't already found it.

No water at all, the only real difficult part is the climb up and over the Dead Horse mountains and into Telephone Canyon itself, not a hard climb but you do have to watch for the trail. There is lots to explore in side canyons, etc. if you have the time and water.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water



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