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Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah

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Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« on: November 28, 2010, 08:31:57 AM »
Hey all, another incredible trip to southern Utah. Full of great canyons, petroglyphs and pictographs and big vistas.  The full report is here

But a few teaser pictures for Homero

Bull Valley Gorge


Pictographs in Deer Creek canyon


Sunrise on the Vermillion Cliffs


Yeah, I know, got to get back to the Bend.  Next winter I promise.  :crossedfingers:
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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 08:45:47 AM »
You wouldn't happened to have coordinates for these places, would you?... :grin:....... :icon_twisted:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 08:46:33 AM »
Wow.

What a great blog you've put together! How long have you had that up & running?

Great teaser pics here, and I encourage anyone with a few spare hours (days?) to check out ME's hiking blog.

 :eusa_clap:
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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 08:56:39 AM »
Great pics!  Definitely bookmarking your site for further browsing!

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 09:09:52 AM »
What a great out of the way cascade water fall.



Jack Ass wall.... :pissed:



You still do not dissapoint....all of you Tentless guys...very nice..... :eusa_clap:



My favorite picture.


 This one brings tears to my eyes, reminds me of the Burro Range.


Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 09:58:28 AM »
Outstanding!  That trail down from Yellow Rock must have been fun with backpacks.  And thank you for the proper term "dickheadglyphs".  It says it all. 

I am curious, what source did you use to get the spring quality info from?
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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 10:18:59 AM »
Absolutely superb. Thanks for the photos.
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 11:02:18 AM »
 :notworthy: yup...when I grow up I wanna be like you, ME.  :icon_cool:
What a nice thing to read on a gorgeous Sunday morning...

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 12:12:33 PM »
Wow.

What a great blog you've put together! How long have you had that up & running?

Great teaser pics here, and I encourage anyone with a few spare hours (days?) to check out ME's hiking blog.

 :eusa_clap:

Thanks all for the kind words.  Trtlrock, been thinking about getting it all down in one place for a while but the long hot summer facilitated it.

That trail down from Yellow Rock must have been fun with backpacks.   

I am curious, what source did you use to get the spring quality info from?

Elhombre, it was a slow tedious descent but poles and light packs helped.

The spring/water info is thin, Kelsey's book Hiking and Exploring the Paria River is really the only complete info source even though his style is awkward.  I did find on study on water quality for the river that had some info and then some references at Bogley.com.

You wouldn't happened to have coordinates for these places, would you?... :grin:....... :icon_twisted:

I just might Homero, but you know me.  :evil:

:notworthy: yup...when I grow up I wanna be like you, ME.  :icon_cool:
What a nice thing to read on a gorgeous Sunday morning...

Musey, you are just trying to butter me up!  :icon_redface:


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Offline Al

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 06:15:37 PM »
ME. looks like a fantastic hike and great report.  I love that you remember/documented all the hikes you've done.  Did you keep a diary?

Al

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 09:20:08 PM »
I enjoyed reading your trip report. Great job on the website. Thanks for sharing!

Robert

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 06:29:26 AM »
...Lower Paria on the "bucket list"...
Quicksilver and Shelley


Definitely get that one done, it is amazing.


ME. looks like a fantastic hike and great report.  I love that you remember/documented all the hikes you've done.  Did you keep a diary?

Al

I have always kept a log or journal or what ever you want to call it for long trips, it now fills four little 5X8 notebooks.  Short trips I just have notes on the equipment list sheet I make for each trip. OCD is a terrible thing.  :icon_wink:
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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 06:47:32 AM »
Sweet trek ME. Looks like the weather wasn't too uncomfortable, but 70s definitely would have been perfect.
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Upper Paria River/Hackberry Canyons, Utah
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 08:40:09 PM »
What a neat trip.  We are thinking of doing lower Paria next May and your website has been really helpful and seeing all the pictures just whets the appetite!

 


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