Re: Buckskin Gulch
- Hi Jan
I posted the pictures link in the rafting group when I got back and
we were talking about your CA backpack. I didn't complete the first
backpack, as I badly turned my ankle on the first day out, then the
following weekends plans had to be cancelled when a big fire in
Sedona caused a couple of the group to have their vacation time
Fortunately, the ankle turned out to be not so bad an injury, and I
could put my own weight on it within a day with not too much pain,
but I didn't want to push it with the added 40lbs of a backpack too
soon, and the idea of getting further away from civilization (and
ice!) wasn't too appealing while it was still swollen. I ended up
just doing the tourist thing, icing it at night and day hiking from
the car to let it rest. By the time I got home most of the swelling
had gone down. Xray shows a small cracked bone in the foot, and
there isn't anything can be done with it that I hadn't already
done. I've had a recurring bruise on and off since then, but it's
basically OK. It's way too hot/humid here in FL for backpacking
right now anyway, so I've switched to kayaking for the summer. The
foot gets lots of rest and short hikes from the kayak, so hopefully
it will be 100% by the fall when I'm ready for longer hikes again.
I don't regret not attempting the full backpack, or the longer
hikes. It will all still be there next time! Pictures from the
modified dayhiking trip are at
HUGS - J
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Jan Taylor"
>to The Wave? Please post a
> Hi Janette,
> We keep meeting. I'd love to hear about your trip. Did you get
> trip report.<jnetx@> wrote:
> Jan Taylor
> --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Janette"
> > We dayhiked Buckskin out and back from the Coyote Buttes parking
> > on Memorial weekend. Only got a couple of miles in but as faras we
> > went was mainly dry with only a couple of knee deep pools tocross.
> > Not sure if there has been any rain there since that wouldchange
> > conditions.anything
> > Have a great trip.
> > HUGS - J
> > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Mark"
> > <litlbear@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Steve, Brady and I are doing a "stupid hike" (Bo's term for
> > > over 20 miles) in a couple of days: Wirepass to Whitehouse.Last time
> > > I did it, it was mostly dry to the confluence. Just wonderingif
> > > anyone on the group has been through lately. I'm guessing it isgets
> > > probably fairly dry again- one can only hope. When that place
> > > muddy, it doesn't mess around. Any recent beta on the Buckskinwill
> > beto
> > > appreciadoed.
> > >
> > > Mark (the other Mallory)
> > >
> > > ps- I think a great warm up for the Far Fest would be Wirepass
> > > Wirepass. That I haven't done. But seriously considering it.
> > >
- A whole thread on it on the canyons yahoo group. This is one of the posts
Did this yesterday. There are about 15 pools of thick/sticky mud
that you have to pass through. They range from ankle to mid-thigh in
depth and 6-20' in length. They are all above the rock fall that you
need to down climb. The only filterable water is from the spring in
the lower section near the confluence with Paria.
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <sirrrapsalot@...> wrote:
> Has anyone been through the Buckskin recently. If so, how much water did you encounter. Just wondering if we still need scuba gear :)