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    Golf Canyon 2/10/18

    Winter is about the only time we should feasibly be in the gorge doing anything except looking for shade.

    Golf Canyon has been on my to do list for a while, but just never really worked out. Not the greatest of all canyons, but definitely worth doing while Zion is still a little frozen. I sent out some invites and by the time we were ready to go, we had 11 of us put together including my 60 year old mom.

    I just had to leave out the fact that we had a 1900 foot elevation climb and that she would be rapping off of rock cairns all day long.

    It was going well until she slipped and fell into a cactus and it velcro'd her pants to her leg. You do have to try not to laugh at your mom, if it's a friend you can laugh all you want when that happens.

    The day went well with no real mishaps which makes for a good day, but doesn't make for any good stories.

    If you need a good winter canyon, there are 4 in the Gorge that should be done. Cherry, Portal, Golf & Mayday.

    Also its crazy the amount of fossils you can find in the gorge, that this area was once under water.


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    That looks as good or better than Cherry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldno7 View Post
    That looks as good or better than Cherry.
    Better than cherry, not nearly as good as portal though

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    Some pretty interesting geology in that canyon. Much finer grained sandstones than what you're used to seeing in most Utah slots. Almost limestone-y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockgremlin View Post
    Some pretty interesting geology in that canyon. Much finer grained sandstones than what you're used to seeing in most Utah slots. Almost limestone-y.
    I think it is limestone.

    I was driving through the gorge this last weekend and was noticing lots of small grottos or caves just all over the place.

    And kudos to your mom Toyota for tackling the hike up and those raps!

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    Yes, it's limestone. More specifically Redwall Limestone.

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    The rock in one section is so white it almost looks like we were playing in the snow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott P View Post
    Yes, it's limestone. More specifically Redwall Limestone.
    Well, some of it. The Geo map shows kinda a mess, but as I parse it, most of the approach is on the PIPc Callville Limestone; while the actual canyons Portal and Mayday, and maybe Cherry, are in the Redwall.

    Thanks for twisting my arm to sniff it out, Scott.
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