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Wahweap Creek Hoodoos

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Object Title: Wahweap Creek Hoodoos

Image Type(s): Hiking, Scenery, Canyoneering

 

Page By: Ed F

Created/Edited: Mar 25, 2010 / Mar 25, 2010

Object ID: 607746

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The amazing hoodoos of Wahweap Creek

Wahweap Creek is a major tributary of Lake Powell in Southern Utah. Approximately 5 miles north of the small town of Big Water, Utah there are three coves along the western side of Wahweap Creek containing some of the most precarious and delicate hoodoos in the world. They are remnants of white Entrada sandstone capped sometimes with darker brownish red Dakota sandstone. Getting to the hoodoos requires fording Wahweap Creek at least a few times and hiking through the wide, sandy wash bottom of Wahweap Creek encountering lots of mud and some quicksand. I guess the remoteness of this place keeps most visitors away, preserving these geologic wonders.

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EricChuAn absolutely amazing place!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

And great photos of it, too!
Posted Mar 25, 2010 5:11 pm

Ed FRe: An absolutely amazing place!

Ed F

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Thanks - It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.
Posted Mar 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Travis AtwoodCrazy

Travis Atwood

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That is a crazy place! I'll have to plan a trip down there to check it out. Thanks for sharing your pics.
Posted Mar 25, 2010 10:17 pm

Ed FRe: Crazy

Ed F

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You should definitely check this place out. It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 7:47 pm

butitsadryheatWow...

butitsadryheat

Voted 10/10

I MUST go there. Neat stuff. How was the quicksand? Anything to truly worry about?

Great photos. Thanks for sharing
Posted Apr 1, 2010 2:58 am

Ed FRe: Wow...

Ed F

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No, nothing to actually worry about. The hike in is annoying with higher springtime water levels, but on the other hand, it would be hotter than hot past April, so I guess it's a toss up. I went thigh-deep on two occasions into the quicksand and got super dirty, but I never felt like I was going into it cartoon-style. Since I know you like to take photos, make sure that you get there at mid-morning for the best light. Next time I go there I'm going to camp at the base of the hoodoos. I intended to get there at about 9am, but the water crossings, quicksand, and mud added about 3 hours.
Posted Apr 1, 2010 11:03 am

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