Silver Falls Canyon Llama Trek
April 30 - May 5, 2017
CMC Members: $2,042
This trip will take the group through geologic and ancient human history. Hiking on Pioneer trails, while descending geological layers. The week starts in Silver Falls Canyon, a two-hour drive from Boulder, Utah via the Burr Trail Rd. We will camp on the Escalante River near the mouth of Silver Falls Canyon. The day hikes will be determined by the weather conditions. We will explore Harris Wash, a large sweeping canyon very different from the canyon we entered. Archeology sites can be visited. We will visit areas with abundant wildflowers and explore rock art. We will go to benches above the canyons and see ancient Moqui steps. We will cross the Escalante several times on some of our excursions. This area will give us amazing sweeping views of the surrounding desert.
The guides will do all of the cooking and cleanup and taking care of the llamas. The llamas will carry all of the heavy equipment and the participants will carry a small daypack.
All meals are covered from lunch day 1 through lunch day 5. Single tents are provided at no extra charge.
Type of activity/level of activity: Should be a B hiker or equivalent
Maximum number of participants: 7 (total 8 with the leader)
Skills and Training requirements: Participants must feel comfortable with water crossings and be able to hike up to 8 miles a day and about 1000 feet of elevation gain and loss.
Pre-trip activities: : None. We will meet in Boulder, Utah, the day before the trip
Trip leader: Sandi Biachi