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Date Wednesday  9/25/2019
End Date Sunday  9/29/2019
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 Richard Keetch
Member Price Free
Available Participants 13
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, 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 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.