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Jeff -- are you tucking your pant cuffs into your socks?! Explanation please? The fashion police want to know!
great read, Jeff! It is interesting about the ore tower's decay.....sounds like I need to get out there soon before at all evaporates.....a testament to the fragility of the area.looking forward to the next installment (and after your and Randall's report, marufo vega has made it to the top of my short list.)
Great read! I am surprised you saw 5 burros! I thought there were only three and when I only saw two I thought one had met its end. The third one must have been getting reinforcements while I was passing through.
Jeff, great trip report as always. I've got to ask in that last shot of Part II, is that the trail right by your camp? Shades of Buck Nekkid!Al
IN OPEN ZONES, CAMP AT LEAST 1/2 MILE AND OUT OF SIGHT FROM ANY ROAD AND AT LEAST 100 YDS. FROM ANY TRAIL, HISTORICAL STRUCTURE, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE, DRY WASH, OR CLIFF EDGE.
Quote from: Al on February 01, 2008, 10:08:34 AMJeff, great trip report as always. I've got to ask in that last shot of Part II, is that the trail right by your camp? Shades of Buck Nekkid!AlIt is very difficult to find a camping spot along this trail and meet the rules: QuoteIN OPEN ZONES, CAMP AT LEAST 1/2 MILE AND OUT OF SIGHT FROM ANY ROAD AND AT LEAST 100 YDS. FROM ANY TRAIL, HISTORICAL STRUCTURE, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE, DRY WASH, OR CLIFF EDGE.Camping along the river meets these guidelines. However, the popular "split rock" campsite does not. Other than along the river, there is only one or two spots I can think of where you could be 100 yards from a trail, dry wash, or cliff edge and not be on the side of a cliff/steep mountain slope. There are slim pickings for a 14 mile trail. Where I camped the first night was .75 miles from the trail and I had to really look hard to find a spot for my tiny one man tent. I would hope the park service would understand if you did not meet all of the guidelines on this particular trail due to the nature of the area. Even with a good effort, you may have to hike a few miles of rough terrain to find a spot for a single tent.Jeff, I bet it was cool to hear the sounds of rapids as you drifted off to sleep. I was thinking that would be a fun place to camp when I was there.
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