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Elk Water (Pariahs in Paria)

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Destination
Paria Canyon
Dates
03/12/2012 to 03/18/2012
Leader
Benjamin Smith
Co-leaders
Andrew deJong
Lena Connor
Trip Fee
$50 (whatever OTL won't cover)
Required Gear
Standard Backpacking Gear

Shoes for water hiking
2 nalgenes
40' rope
mess kit
plastic bags/pack waterproofing device
Sense of adventure
Signup Dates
03/03/2012 to 03/07/2012
Maximum Participants
10 (including leader/co-leaders)

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Why would you ever consider yourself an outcast?

Come join us along one of the most unspoiled and isolated trails in the Southwest.  As we trek through slot canyons for 38 miles, we will distance ourselves from the world at large, and immerse ourselves in the ethereal lights that reflect off the red rock amphitheaters and sandstone arches.

 

While Paria Canyon is probably one of the greatest sandstone playgrounds around, we'll be swapping out the tanbark and dry sand from your elementary school days for quick sand.  Luckily, we've been told that most of it is only waist deep.  Nevertheless, this trip is not for the faint at heart.  In this season, the canyons are passable, meaning that some river crossings are only swimmable.  Backpacking experience and orientation ability (and a Speedo?) may be useful.

 

But when you think about the beauty of the nature (yeah!) and the petroglyphs we may be lucky enough to see, squeezing between the canyon walls and traversing the murky waters (home to carnivorous eels) will definitely be worth it.

 

Since access to the Wilderness is strictly limited, we can only bring along 10.  Also, we were only able to get a permit to enter the Wilderness on Wednesday.  So, we'll head down a few days early and check out another part of the Grand Staircase: Bryce Canyon.

 

Random Fact: Paria (aka. Pahreah) means Elk Water in the Ute language.

 

 

Registered Participants

1. Benjamin Smith Pomona Confirmed
2. Andrew deJong Pomona Confirmed
3. Lena Connor Pomona Confirmed
4. John Replogle Pomona Confirmed
5. Joseph Replogle Pomona Confirmed
6. Grant Pomona Confirmed
7. Sam Whitehead Pomona Confirmed
8. Karun Kiani CMC Confirmed
9. Claire Yuan Pomona Confirmed
10. Lauri Valerio Pomona Not confirmed
11. Cecilia Ledesma CMC Not confirmed
12. Joey Glickman Pomona Confirmed
13. Alex Garver Pomona Not confirmed

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