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    I'm so proud of her.

    Couldn't decide quite where to post this. Hope this is an ok place.

    My 16 year old step-grand-daughter, Isabelle England has been on a "few" desert trips with us.
    She wrote this when she heard...
  2. Hey, thanks, Zzyzx. I dragged out my...

    Hey, thanks, Zzyzx. I dragged out my "Canyoneering 3" book by Steve A. and managed to find his description. Looks to me like the (non-ladder) route into/out of the main Esc. Canyon is 0.45 miles...
  3. 85839 Thanks for the quick reply. Seems...

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Seems like "Spencer Canyon" generally refers to the western portion of the big arc shaped fault/canyon that goes all the way to the Escalante river on it's...
  4. Spencer Canyon / Red Brakes area down to Escalante River?

    Not having any luck searching on this topic so I'll try a new thread...

    I want to drive down the Spencer Flat Road east of Escalante, car camp somewhere near the end and then backpack over to near...
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    [Trip Report] Great Photos. Maybe I missed it but what time of...

    Great Photos. Maybe I missed it but what time of year did you do this trip? I'm thinking of doing it in June.
    Mike

    Oh, now I see it. "The day after Labor Day".
    Thanks again for the great...
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    [News] There's a great song by Guy Clark called "The...

    There's a great song by Guy Clark called "The Cape" that just seems like it was written for Dean and others like him.

    Here's a verse and the chorus:


    ...

    Now he's all grown up with a flour...
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    [Trip Report] Glad you liked it. :nod:

    Glad you liked it. :nod:
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    [Trip Report] Escalante Escapades When I used to live in...

    Escalante Escapades

    When I used to live in Colorado, I spent a lot of time in the deserts of southern Utah. But then I moved to Washington State. Well, that’s a whole ‘nother story in itself. ...
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    [Trip Report] Story: Escalante Escapades

    Tomorrow is the second anniversary of Kent Frost's passing.
    In 1982 we met him near the Hurricane Wash Trailhead after a long, hard (but spectacular) kayak/hike trip.
    A few years later I wrote the...
  10. Thread: Havasupai

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    [Trip Report] Wow. I was there around 1978. I had heard that...

    Wow.
    I was there around 1978. I had heard that the flood messed it up a lot.
    But from your pics it's recovered and is just as beautiful as I remember it.
    Thanks for the great report. Might have...
  11. [Trip Report] Kent is quite the legend in S. Utah. I think...

    Kent is quite the legend in S. Utah. I think (hope) he's still around living in Monticello.
    I met him at the end of a long, hard (attempt) to kayak the Escalante River back in the early 80s. We...
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    So Shane, what kind of hiking do you have in...

    So Shane, what kind of hiking do you have in mind? Technical canyons, I assume?
    Will it be wet, cold, wetsuit kind of stuff?

    I'd LOVE to get down there and meet a bunch of you folks and have...
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    [Photo Contest] That's one magical photo. Wow.

    That's one magical photo. Wow.
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    [Photo Contest] My grand-kids LOVE the desert! (And ropes!) And...

    My grand-kids LOVE the desert! (And ropes!) And I love taking 'em.61302
    After a short backpacking trip into Robbers Roost Canyon this past May.
    This is at the car park at the top of the Moki Steps...
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    Actually, as I recall, the village is Supai, the...

    Actually, as I recall, the village is Supai, the tribe is havasupai and the canyon is Havasu. Crazy! .. . . . "Good though!"
    Any way you name it, it's paradise. :mrgreen:
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    I was in Havasu a LONG time ago. Where was that...

    I was in Havasu a LONG time ago. Where was that shot taken?
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    I LOVE that first pic, "SCDE". Like Tom Jones...

    I LOVE that first pic, "SCDE".
    Like Tom Jones says, "Canyoneering: Kind of like fun, only different..."

    :haha:
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    Neon Canyon, about May 1st. 50303 My...

    Neon Canyon, about May 1st.

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    My nephew, Jeb Bjerke rappin'
  19. My current van is the Eurovan Weekender. I love...

    My current van is the Eurovan Weekender. I love lots of things about it (like real power and real AC) but I miss some of the great things about my past Vanagon. I remember when the wheel was...
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    Oh yeah! That's a great recap. I've seen a few...

    Oh yeah! That's a great recap. I've seen a few of those high waterfalls before but nothing like that! Spectacular. I love the timeline... Sunny, Crash/Bang, Sunny, Beer-Thirty! :nod:
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    Flashfloods! Any good pics out there?

    I never know where to post something like this. But since this was on a San Juan river trip I'll put it here! :nod:

    These pics were taken in July of 1992 on a rather wet but great San Juan...
  22. Thread: My Little MWG

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    My Little MWG

    Couldn't resist these shirts (real, real cheap) at Escalante Outfitters last week after being down in the canyon for a while.


    G C G
    Dear Abbey, Dear...
  23. I'd like to meet this person... (Bumper Stickers)

    I KNOW I'd like this person. These two stickers are perfect! And on a VW van, to boot! (I'm on my third VW camper van now.) :nod:

    This car was parked at the Escalante "40 Mile Ridge"...
  24. Thread: My Burger

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    My Burger

    Last week after 5 days doing Neon and then hiking Coyote and Stevens we drove into Escalante for some "civlization". Here's my burger at the Cowboy Grill. It was really good! (Good beer too.) ...
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    [Trip Report] Oh yeah, to my right is my nephew Jeb Bjerke from...

    Oh yeah, to my right is my nephew Jeb Bjerke from California and to my left is my long time climbing and Utah partner, Mark Wright-Johnson from (recently) Florida!
    Mike
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