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    [Help] Day Hike SW Tour in February

    Sad to see the forum in such a state. :facepalm1:
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    [Trip Report] I'm finally able to upload HD video to YouTube,...

    I'm finally able to upload HD video to YouTube, so here's an HD version of the descent into halls creak drainage and the narrows, as well as a dashboard cam of the drive down Notom Rd from the...
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    [Trip Report] Sorry wingate, I did not see your question. All...

    Sorry wingate, I did not see your question. All photos were taken with a canon 60D + 10-22mm lens.
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    [Trip Report] Thanks everyone! I stuck a Gopro on my hiking...

    Thanks everyone!

    I stuck a Gopro on my hiking pole and shot my first hiking video. I've definitely mastered the "shaky-cam" technique, so hopefully it's watchable without inducing nausea. Since my...
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    [Trip Report] Halls Creek Narrows - video added

    A couple of weeks ago my son Connor and I traveled from Fort Lauderdale to Halls Creek in the south end of Capitol Reef. Thanks to all the folks who help me out on the planning
  6. [Trip Report] Yep, saw you at the entrance as we were coming...

    Yep, saw you at the entrance as we were coming out, and the girls too. You must have seen the couple with the 2-year old who was motoring around like he owned the place - amazing to me!
  7. [Trip Report] Hey I saw you there, well, at least I remember...

    Hey I saw you there, well, at least I remember the dogs! One of you was sitting with the dogs on a ledge just before the two canyons split, maybe that picture was taken there? I love how you make it...
  8. [News] It does sound like something more useful than a...

    It does sound like something more useful than a SPOT. How about a Simple Operation Pointing Thingy.
  9. [News] A SOPT is essential equipment for me and has...

    A SOPT is essential equipment for me and has saved my life in the past. If I didn't carry one my wife would have killed me many times over!:haha:
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    [Help] Still mulling the possibilities, and I wanted to...

    Still mulling the possibilities, and I wanted to keep it all in one thread even though this question has to do with Escalante.

    One trip that seems worth looking into is a three night Silver Falls...
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    [Help] Good advice about Brimhal, I guess I shouldn't...

    Good advice about Brimhal, I guess I shouldn't miss it although it will add the 7 mile walk by skipping the shortcut route.

    It should be a relaxing 7 miles though right? Halls creek isn't a sand...
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    [Help] Thank you guys, great info. This looks like a...

    Thank you guys, great info. This looks like a great trip possibility for me and is on the top of my list now for my Oct three nighter.

    Taking the shortcut looks like about 7 miles down Halls...
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    [Help] Thanks for the fast reply. That is it, I'll look...

    Thanks for the fast reply. That is it, I'll look into it.

    I looked back though my flyover photos from a couple of months ago and just caught the big-toe part of it in the picture of the Escalante...
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    [Help] Basin south of Halls Creek Narrows?

    Does anybody have any info on this basin(?) just south of Halls Creek Narrows?

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=37.586963,-110.896254&spn=0.05414,0.137329&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=6

    I'm thinking...
  15. Thanks slickrocker, I didn't know about the...

    Thanks slickrocker, I didn't know about the Gooseberry Canyon loop. There's a good route description of it online by Steve Howe and it looks nice. I'll keep that one on my shortlist. Wonder about...
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    [Trip Report] What a great trip report Scott, thanks for...

    What a great trip report Scott, thanks for posting it and for your Summitpost report as well showing the short cut route.

    I'm considering this hike for a either a 3 night trip and from the map,...
  17. Hmmm, the silence speaks volumes. There were a...

    Hmmm, the silence speaks volumes. There were a couple of problems with this loop from the beginning, the least of which would be the trucks on the trail.

    I've reworked the trip based on unpopular...
  18. Questions about 3 night backpack - Islands in the Sky

    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Hi everyone, I'm glad to have my mind back in Utah for my second October solo backpack trip, although this time I think it will be solo + my 13year old son as he
  19. Hmmm, strange philosophy gnwatts. I've been...

    Hmmm, strange philosophy gnwatts.

    I've been to many beautiful places, but what would make me think it was the "most" beautiful would be the feelings I experienced there - so much different than...
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    [Trip Report] Thank you very much Philippe! I've been serious...

    Thank you very much Philippe! I've been serious about 35mm photography for over 30 years (I saved my pennies and bought a Yashica FX-3 when I was 12) but am just now starting to get serious about...
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    [Help] Hi peregrine, I left one but put it in the...

    Hi peregrine, I left one but put it in the hiking/peak bagging forum by mistake. http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthread.php?41379-3-nights-Needles-Oct-2010.

    I hope you enjoy it!
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    If I may be so bold as to post a picture from a...

    If I may be so bold as to post a picture from a non-Utah part of the world. Here's the wife and kid at the bottom of Tallulah Gorge in northern Georgia.
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    [Trip Report] Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed it. ...

    Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Summit, have you ever been to needles? One of the guys I met at Druid Arch mentioned that he had lived in Utah for 20 years and was an avid hiker - and...
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    [Trip Report] never mind

    never mind
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    [Trip Report] Day 5: Raining when I left the motel around 6:30....

    Day 5: Raining when I left the motel around 6:30. Drove to Thompson Canyon to see the rock art and had the drizzly place to myself until about 9:30 when a geology class showed up with the intent of...
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