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    Alrad Canyon to the top of the Book Cliffs

    I was planning something much more interesting this weekend, but due to a sick kid I ended up staying close to home. I rode straight from my house to the top of the Book Cliffs through Alrad Canyon. The ride was only about 24 miles and took me four hours. There were a few snow drifts on top which contributed to a trickle of water running through the upper part of the canyon. I didn't ride all the way to the top because the trail was too steep and loose, so I hiked the last quarter-mile. Near the top I ran into some "No Trespassing" signs, but ignored them because according to the map in my GPS and also the county land ownership maps, the private property doesn't begin until several hundred yards farther north. It was a nice quick getaway that left me with some time to do yard work in the evening.


    http://castlecountry.org/geo/AlradCanyon.kmz


    Starting to climb up Alrad Canyon


    Stopped at a capped gas well, before the canyon gets really steep


    Torrey at a small trickle of a waterfall


    Parked below the waterfall


    On the switchbacks


    Got into some stickers while checking out some new singletrack that Fuzzy's building


    The steep part where I began hiking


    Looking down on the switchbacks


    Haha, yeah, right


    At the top


    Another sign past the top


    View way down the canyon


    Here are a few more photos:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/Dennis.Udink/AlradCanyon#
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    "Trail cameras in use"




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    Maybe they've got a GoPro rolling?

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