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Date Wednesday  9/29/2021
End Date Sunday  10/3/2021
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Desert Hiking and Canyoneering Trip - San Rafael Swell, UT
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Eric Hunter
Co-Leader Ed Anderson
Member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 30
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 1000


San Rafael Swell, UT

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This is the five day field trip for those completing the Pikes Peak Group Intro to Desert Hiking and Canyoneering classroom session only.  We will drive to Goblin Valley SP, UT and setup a car base camp on BLM land.  We will then hike in Goblin Valley and visit the Goblin's Lair then practice working as a team to get through some obstacles in Goblin Valley.  On Thursday we will hike Wildhorse Canyon down and back and up to the Grotto and back.  Class 2, A/B, III and apx 9 miles.  On Friday we will hike Farnsworth, Old Woman, Crack, or Chute Canyon down and back Class 1-2, A/B, III and apx 7 miles.  On Saturday we will hike up Little Wild Horse Canyon and down Bell, Class 2, B, III and apx 8 miles.  Additional geologic and historic things may be explored if time permits.  Substitutions may be made to accomodate weather, road closures, etc.  Further details will be provided in the class.