Canyoneering: the San Rafael Swell by Steve Allen

By Steve Allen

The 1st Canyoneering consultant! dozens of hikes into the scenic attractiveness of the San Rafael, for adventurers at each point.

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Not only that, but he kept careful notes and took scores of photos so he was able to reproduce hikes in great detail. He shows mileage on the road sections that lead to each hike, noting fence posts, canyon mouths, and intersections. Then in the hiking descriptions themselves, he points out the overhangs, potholes, gullies, pinions, or caves the hiker needs to know about to keep from getting lost. He states the relative ease or danger of each trip (which is rated according to standard scales), its important twists, directions, where to climb up or scramble down, and even how long it will take to get from this bowl formation to that ancient petroglyph panel.

Chute and Crack Canyons 223 52. Behind the Reef 225 53. Chute ButtressAn Ascent 226 Goblin Valley/Southern Reef Road Section 227 54. Goblin Valley 230 55. Little Wild Horse and Bell Canyons 231 56. Ding and Dang Canyons 233 Factory Butte Road Section 234 Page viii 8. The Eastern Reef 235 Cliff Dweller Flat Road Section 237 57. Eardley Canyon, Straight Wash, and Greasewood Draw 238 Northern Reef Road Section 241 58. Little Spotted Wolf and Uneva Mine Canyons 243 59. Uneva Mine and Three Finger Canyons 244 North Fork of Iron Wash and Straight Wash Road Section 246 60.

To Lynn Jackson of the Moab Area BLM office, thank you for allowing me to include your geology cross section chart. To the many hikers who shared routes with me, thank you. My brother Ace was in on the project from the beginning and hiked several of the routes. Lou, my father, joined me on several occasions. It is due to him that many of the routes suitable for seniors are included in the guide. My young friends Jessica and Adrian Upham and Erin and Andy Sobick added a new dimension to the way I look at canyon country.

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