canyoneering buckskin gulch - March 10, 2021

The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the WMC Liability Waiver, online registration is required for all in person WMC events.
Buckskin Gulch! Widely known as the longest slot canyon in the world, this 20.6 mile hike is one for the books. This is NOT technical canyoneering but you'll need to be ok with downclimbing and walking for hours in shallow, icy, sandy water (up to waist high at times). You will be getting muddy and wet. Bring neoprene and wool socks and lots of water. For newbies to canyoneering, this is a good introduction to slot canyons. We'll spend 2 days and 1 night in the canyon. The 1st day is long, about 17 miles. Drive down on the 10th to pick up lunch & a permit in Kanab before 1pm, eat, day hike, & find a place to camp. This trip relies on a clear weather forecast to prevent flash floods. Space allowed: Me and 7 others only. We'll need 2 cars minimum and a 30 minute shuttle set up. Indoor carpooling at least a little bit (20 miles) is pretty much unavoidable unless we have pickup trucks. Wirepass trailhead to Whitehouse TH. This trip is on the Utah Arizona border very close to "The Wave." Permit fee is $11/person. FYI Social distancing might be a bit tricky in the 6ft or so wide canyon, so keep a mask handy. https://www.blm.gov/visit/paria-canyon-vermilion-cliffs-wilderness-coyote-buttes-north-wave-coyote-buttes-south-and

Level:MOD+
Miles:21.0
Vertical:100'
Organizer:Tanner Morrill
Phone:801-809-0170
Date:Wed Mar 10 2021 — Fri Mar 12 2021
Meeting Place:Registration required
Web Link:https://www.yourhikeguide.com/buckskin-gulch/