backpack cedar mesa - March 27, 2021

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$17 permit fee/person for Grand Gulch. Grand Gulch is filled with archeological sites and beautiful sandstone. This area was slated to be part of the Bears Ears national monument until it was scaled back. Each day should be relatively easy, about 6 & 7 miles respectively. We'll be scrambling down Todie Canyon into Grand gulch, spending a night, and out Bullet Canyon on Monday. Members should be comfortable with some rock scrambling in Todie Canyon and possibly in Bullet Canyon. Water should be available to filter. We'll drive down either Friday night or Saturday morning, depending on preference. We could grab a hotel in Blanding if folks want. Friday night or Saturday: Drive down to Cedar Mesa area. Saturday: I have a permit for 6 people (additional walk-in permits may be available) to go to Moon House Ruins (day hike). $6/person additional fee. Permits must be picked up by noon so I'll be there by then. Sunday: I have a permit for 10 people for Grand Gulch. Monday: Exit via bullet canyon. Drive home.

Level:MOD+
Miles:12.0
Vertical:3400'
Route:Shuttle
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Tanner Morrill
Phone:801-809-0170
Date:Sat Mar 27 2021 — Mon Mar 29 2021
Meeting Place:Registration required
Web Link:https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/uploads/BLMUtahGrandGulch.pdf

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