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Windows Trail: Slickrock and Shadows

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Windows Trail: Slickrock and Shadows
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:04:36 AM »
Moderator Note:  this post was originally in the Trip Reports forum

If you don't want to injure or wear out yourself, the Window hike is for you.  As I said before, I thought the last third of this hike was beautiful.  You'll find this slickrock at the actual Window.

 
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Re: Slickrock and Shadows
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 09:13:31 AM »
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If you don't want to injure or wear out yourself, the Window hike is for you.  As I said before, I thought the last third of this hike was beautiful.  You'll find this slickrock at the actual Window.

What gets most neophytes on this hike is it's uphill coming back.  Not quite like hiking down into the Grand Canyon, but enough to tire some folks out.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 10:18:28 AM »
I carried my 2 year old out  on that hike in a child carrier and was plenty ready for a break at the end! You can cut some of the distance out by starting in the Basin campground as opposed to the Lodge parking lot/trailhead.

Bobcat, great picture. The shadows are cool.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006, 10:39:45 AM »
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You can cut some of the distance out by starting in the Basin campground as opposed to the Lodge parking lot/trailhead.

Bobcat, great picture. The shadows are cool.

Agree...great pic there Bobcat.

I think the trailhead begins near campsite 51 (if my memory serves me right)?  It save about a mile in hiking distance, I think...

My son and I parked at the parking lot for the amphitheater back in 2003.  Took the trail on a Wednesday afternoon...on the way back it started raining pretty hard.  Somehow got turned around when leaving the trailhead to go to the parking lot...by the time we got to the truck, we were soaked...

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Windows Trail: Slickrock and Shadows
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006, 10:51:50 AM »
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You can cut some of the distance out by starting in the Basin campground as opposed to the Lodge parking lot/trailhead.
I think the trailhead begins near campsite 51 (if my memory serves me right)?  It save about a mile in hiking distance, I think...
Yup, it's pretty much right next to 51.  There are parking spaces at the restroom across the road, which is right across from site 49 where we camped last November.  Either someone was camping at the trailhead itself (it was pretty crowded) or the trail starts at 51.  Probably best to avoid that site if you don't want hikers wandering past your tent...

See http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/campgrounds/basin-campground-info-t1649.0.html
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