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Photo Trip Report: Canyonlands National Park March 15-17
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Photo Trip Report: Canyonlands National Park March 15-17

Photo Trip Report: Canyonlands National Park March 15-17

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Object Title: Photo Trip Report: Canyonlands National Park March 15-17

Date Climbed/Hiked: Mar 15, 2010


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Created/Edited: Mar 21, 2008 / Nov 1, 2012

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March 15 2008

March 15

Today was the first on our trip to Canyonlands National Park. For this trip we visited the White Rim in the Island in the Sky section. Our first hike of the day was to Fort Bottom, the Moqui Butte ruins and the Outlaw Cabin. It was a fantastic hike.

In the afternoon Kessler and I scrambled the semi-technical Holeman Slot. It is a short but nice slot with some challenging scrambling.

Fort Bottom Butte
Part of the trail out to Fort Bottom Butte.

Fort Bottom Trail
This is the narrow section of the Fort Bottom Trail.

Fort Bottom Butte
The summit of Fort Bottom Butte is above. It is a low but interesting climb with a well preserved indian ruin on the summit (visible in the photo). The ancient Anasazi used to use the butte as a lookout.

Outlaw Cabin
At the base of Fort Bottom Butte is the historic Outlaw Cabin which was built in the late 1800's.

Summit of Fort Bottom Butte
This is the summit of Fort Bottom Butte. The Anasazi built this lookout tower on top of this class 3 peak about 900 years ago.

Holeman Slot
Kessler scrambles through the Holeman Slot along the White Rim.

In the Holeman Slot
Kessler scrambling through the Holeman Slot.

Candlestick Tower
This is the Candlestick Tower in Canyonlands National Park. It looks like an interesting climb.

March 16 2008

After camping at Murphy Hogback, Kessler, Shaylee, Kim and I did the rugged hike down into the Monument Basin on a cold day. There was much scrambling up to class 3 and we had to lift Shaylee up some places. Monument Basin is one fascinating place. We also viewed Soda Springs Basin, but did not climb in.

Interesting rock tower
An interesting rock tower near the White Crack.

More huge rock towers
Some of the huge rock towers near the White Crack.

White Crack
Looking south from near the White Crack on the White Rim. Notice Standing Rock and Chimney Rock in the far background.

Junction Butte
Junction Butte as viewed under cloudy and cold skies.

One of my favorite climbs
Junction Butte is probably one of my favorite climbs. This is Junction Butte as viewed from the west.

Soda Spings Basin
Soda Springs Basin.

Soda Springs Basin
Looking over the expansive Soda Springs Basin.

Monument Basin
Inside Monument Basin on March 16 2008. The rock provided some protection from the cold wind.

Monument Basin
The beautiful Monument Basin.

Monument Basin
Monument Basin.

Standing on top of an arch
Standing on top of an arch at the rim of Monument Basin

One of the countless huge rock towers in Monument Basin.

Kessler coaches his Mom on our 3rd class route out of Mounument Basin. The steepest part is just to the right of the photo.

Later that day we explored the North Fork of Buck Canyon. The lower end was easy and the upper end had some interesting scrambling though a tunnel. We passed the children up the tunnel on the way back.

Monster and the Woman
Monster Tower (left) and Washer Woman (right) as viewed from the head of Buck Canyon.

Hiking Buck Canyon
Hiking Buck Canyon.

Buck Canyon
Buck Canyon.

March 17 2008

After camping near the Airport Tower (rock tower) Kessler, Shaylee, Kim and I visited Musselman Arch and hiked the Walking Rocks. After that we did some shorter hikes along the Potash Road (near Moab) before returning home.

Musselman Arch
Kessler, Shaylee and Kim walk across the Musselman Arch, a sort of causeway in the sky.

Maze like canyons
Misty skies. The upper end of Musselman Canyon has many maze-like drainages.

Colorado River
The Colorado River as viewed from the end of the "Walking Rocks".

Dinosaur Track
One of the many Dinosaur tracks along the Colorado River between Potash and Moab.

One of the many petroglyph panels along the Colorado River between Potash and Moab.


Candlestick TowerFort Bottom ButteHoleman SlotMonument BasinMonster and the WomanColorado RiverSummit of Fort Bottom Butte
Monument BasinIn the Holeman SlotMonument BasinStanding on top of an archTowerJunction ButteCoaching
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