Re: Paria Canyon
You are both correct and incorrect. The visitor center, if I remember right, is the GSENM VC, but you can do a lot of BLM business there.
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Jan Taylor" <jhntaylor@...> wrote:
> In June 2005, there was no BLM in Big Water. In fact, there isn't very much in Big Water at
> all. The BLM station where you get the White House/Buckskin Gulch/Wave permits is the
> Paria BLM along Highway 89, about 35 miles east of Kanab. The owners of the Paria
> Outpost Restaurant, just west of the BLM, also provide shuttle service between White
> House and Wire Pass if you make the arrangements in advance of your trip. When we got
> to the BLM in June 2005, we had driven through several thunder storms on the way. The
> ranger at the Paria BLM Station cautioned us against packing through Buckskin Gulch
> because of a moderate threat of thunder storms, and we wisely heeded the advice.
> Although we ended up not doing a through-hike, we did day hikes down the Paria River,
> a couple of miles in and out of Buckskin and Wire Pass, and snagged a walk-in permit to
> do The Wave. We also hiked up the Wahweap Wash (out of Big Water) to the whte hoodoos.
> There is a lot to see in the area. Although we were disappointed in aborting our 2-day
> backpack through Buckskin, our alternative day hikes were incredible.
> Jan Taylor
> --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, rebgolfer@ wrote:
> > Tanya is correct. I did this hike two years ago and it is a spectacular
> > hike. The 20 permit limit per day is just for overnights. There is not a limit
> > for the day use permits. This time of year I am sure all 20 permits for
> > overnight are gone.
> > I hope you find someone in good shape to go with you because it is 23 miles
> > and then you will need a car at Whitehouse to drive back to the Wirepass trail
> > head. Please take caution. The Buckskin Gulch is dangerous if there is a
> > flash flood. You might check at the BLM Ranger Station on Highway 89. I
> > think it is at Big Water. (Tanya, please correct the location if Big Water is
> > not correct)
> > I don't know your experience level, but be sure you have the proper foot
> > wear for this trip. You will be in water and maybe a lot depending on how
> > recent it last rained.
> > Good Luck and Enjoy,
> > Bob
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Hoping someone here has info on the Paria Canyon area? I am curious about hiking the Paria from 89 to Lees Ferry in mid September. Is there usually running water in the canyon in the fall? Email me at cgptsnaz@... if you can answer this question.
- Kelsy as a rather thorough book on the Paria area. Its Kelsey so take all the timings with several grains of salt but I have found it reasonably useful on the ground.